Being John Malkovich (1999): Tellin Maxine of the Portal

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The clip tellin maxine of the portal from Being John Malkovich (1999) with John Cusack, Catherine Keener

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The clip tellin maxine of the portal from Being John Malkovich (1999) with John Cusack, Catherine Keener

Yeah. Absolutely, doll.
I'm just about to close up. Wanna meet at The Pig in 20 minutes?
Cool. Bye.
I'm splittin' for the day, puppet man. Lock up for me, okay?
Don't you wanna know what happened to me?
No.
Please, this is important.
Better be.
It is.
There's a tiny door in my office, Maxine.
It's a portal, and it takes you inside John Malkovich.
You see the world through John Malkovich's eyes and then after 15 minutes, you're spit out into a ditch on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike.
Sounds great! Who the fuck is John Malkovich?
He's an actor. He's one of the great American actors of the 20th century.
Oh, yeah? What's he been in?
Lots of things. That jewel thief movie.
He's very well-respected. Anyway, the point is this is a very odd thing.
It's supernatural, for lack of a better word.
I mean, it raises all sorts of philosophical-type questions about the nature of self, about the existence of a soul.
You know, am I me? Is Malkovich Malkovich?
I had a piece of wood in my hand, Maxine.
I don't have it any more. Where is it?
Did it disappear? How could that be?
Is it still in Malkovich's head? I don't know!
Do you see what a metaphysical can of worms this portal is?
I don't see how I could go on living my life the way I've lived it before.
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