... you can learn from:
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Caden: I know how to do it now. There are nearly thirteen million people in the world. None of those people is an extra. They're all the leads of their own stories. They have to be given their due.
I just noticed that Charlie Kaufman's masterpiece is on sale on blu-ray on Amazon for less than seven bucks. Less than seven bucks!!! That's more existential bang for your seven bucks than should maybe be legal. It's a super sad steal!
PS A bunch of Kubrick films are really cheap on blu-ray right now too -- get The Shining for ten bucks, or get A Clockwork Orange for seven bucks, or you can get Eyes Wide Shut for ten bucks, so on...