I think it was late November of 2011, and I had nothing to watch, so I opened the film recommendation website. I always loved documentaries - when I was a kid, I was even planning to become a documentary director, so when I stumbled on this particular film on the said website, it seemed only natural to give it a try.
I’ve heard a couple of the White Stripes song before, and I’ve seen the “Conquest” video, so I wasn’t completely unfamiliar with Jack, but it didn’t knock the breath out of me, it was just okay.
It’s probably the best way to fall in love with someone - while listening to their musings about anything, any subject at all. This is how you really get to know somebody, just by talking (or in this case, listening) to them, getting into their thoughts, absorbing their ideas. Sincerity, passion and intelligence, these are probably the main three things about Jack that caught my attention back then and never really let go. I was fascinated throughout the whole movie but what really blew me away is the scene in Fly farm, when he just takes a pencil and a sheet of paper, writes a song and records it straight away - here it is, here’s the music being born, captured both on video and on tape, and all that in ten minutes.
How could I not fall in love, really?