Sam and Martin reach the iconic, eulogic apex of Closing Time, as Tom Waits makes a long-distance call to an old flame. Narrative structure and resolution, Sam’s hatred of oboes and the Meatloaf reading of Gilliam’s Brazil all come up. Honestly.
Music extracts used for illustrative/review purposes include:
Martha, Closing Time, Tom Waits (1973))
Martha, Sefronia, Tim Buckley (1973
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