During Heat Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) says to Eady (Amy Brenneman):
The last thing I am is married. I'm a needle starting at zero, going the other way, a double blank. And then someone like you, comes along.
What does he mean with that?
My thoughts on this:
"Needle starting at zero"? He compares himself to a speedometer? Or metaphorically to an empty vessel? He doesn't have anybody in his life. It makes sense. We know that he's a loner, professional criminal. No serious attachments in his life, other that his fellow gang members, who have sort of developed a kind of friendship, you can notice.
"Going the other way." The speedometer shows negative velocity? He lives contrary to most other people? Not sure.
The other part I don't understand. "A double blank"? How does it fit? I really don't quite get it.
If anybody knows about this, kindly let us know.