Most of the action, though, took place on Earth and the lead actors were Johnny Depp, Bill Pullman, and a young, pretty blond woman who might have been Amanda Seyfried. I remember two scenes--the young woman showing up at a dimly lit tavern, looking for the Johnny Depp character who was wearing a straw trilby with a purple band and small glasses with round lenses. He was drinking straight from a bottle and angrily told her to leave, that he wouldn't help her. She left, but was coaxed to return by Bill Pullman, who was wearing a bald cap for the role. He convinced her to wait awhile, that Depp's anger would cool as he sobered up.
In a later scene, Depp speaks to her about how difficult it is for people to acknowledge certain things. He laughs and seems like he has the tiniest inkling of interest in her and explains how the world can't look at things directly anymore, how it needs a filter. Then there's a cut to a shot of The Satellite of Love drifting ominously through open space.
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