7. Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007) ★★★★
Alexander: On the way to London I read him the first few pages of my book idea. “Stuart Clive Shorter was a happy-go-luck little boy. ‘The most considerate of my children’ marvels his mother.”
Stuart: Bollocks! Boring! Why d’you wanna write this fucking book anyway!?
Alexander: To make lots and lots and lots of money.
Stuart: Seriously? Do you think you’ll make money out of it?
Alexander: Could. Maybe.
Stuart: Something as boring as that?
Alexander: Don’t be so rude! Anyway, it’s not my fault that you started out so dull.
Stuart: Ah, you gotta make it more interesting. Do it backwards, like a murder mystery! Like a best-seller! Y’know, like what Tom Clancy writes. Yeah: how do I get to be like this? What murdered the little boy I was.
“You’re actually delicious.”
He’s so much like hot chocolate, I actually want to cover him in whipped cream.