A painting of three, large creatures hang on a bedroom wall. Some manga figurines are displayed on a table. Chet slides across the room. He glances at his guitars. At some point, he rises into the air and then falls into his king-sized bed.
A ball of paper sails through the air. Chet has fallen asleep on his bed, made up of the paper and wakes up. He stands on the paper bed while the band plays on the sandy ground.
Behind a waterfall, Mike raps. Chet sits up on his bed.
Chet stands up on his bed as the band performs behind him. A sculpture is erected a few feet away.
Monks sit stadium-style on each side of Mike, watching him. A fire starts to burn the waterfall.
A fire breaks out on the ground, where the band is performing. In Chet’s bedroom, the sides of the bed erupt in flames. The creatures from the painting walk across the ground.
Chet, sprawled out on his bed, is asleep. Smoke emits from the bed.
Symbolism is put to great use, outlining Chet’s views on religion and his dream of being an artist. Chet doesn’t know many people who love manga. In his room, he draws statuesque creatures, who really don’t pose any danger. When he stares the drawing, he thinks of maybe starting a graphic novel for it. Sculpture has interested him for a long time. The way the material winds and twists, symbolizing an idea fascinates him. He often passes by office buildings, staring at their metal sculptures, wondering what the company is trying to portray.
He also wants to find some peace or maybe believe in a God again. Buddhism seems to fall in line with his own his general principles. Christianity has disappointed him. However, most of his friends still attend church, even though they may be wavering.
Thank you to Ayla Brewster for the correction.
Director: Joe Hahn Year: 2003