Not the Jim Jarmusch starfucking vanity project. But PTA’s second credited short, which came out in 1993, five years after The Dirk Diggler Story.
Starring Philip Baker Hall (who later appeared in Hard Eight, Boogie Nights and Magnolia), Miguel Ferrer (famous for embodying Twin Peaks‘ cranky, pacifist and FBI forensics specialist, Albert Rosenfield) and Scott Coffey (the creepy cowboy, Wilkins, from Mulholland Drive).
Cigarettes & Coffee seems like a tonal basis for what Hard Eight became.
AND THEN WE WILL TALK ABOUT MAKING SENSE OF THE MATTER. ONCE THE COFFEE IS POURED. AND THE TIP OF THE CIGARETTE IS LIT AND PLACED IN THE ASHTRAY. THEN WE WILL ADDRESS THE MATTER.