I appreciate the distinction made here between authenticity and originality.
It makes all the difference.
As a reminder, here’s a scene from a movie I loved when it first came out, Jim Jarmusch’s classic, “Down By Law,” featuring Tom Waits and Roberto Benigni. This is a wonderful soliloquy by Roberto’s character about his strange and terrifying mother . . .
And here, a brief clip of Jarmusch talking about the importance of music in his life, and thus, his art. I can relate.