I think that's in Johnny Mnemonic. I remember watching the film and scoffing at something along those lines.
That last bit is exactly what I tried to say.yeah it's kind of Hemingway
I like it. it contrasts with his exact descriptions of things, or flashbacks, or whatever.
always the ellipsis - elide the worldbuilding, elide the action, elide the emotions
sometimes it gets - idk if precious is the word, up itself maybe, everyone does kind of turn into a cool taciturn badass
it's hard to say tho cos people have been ripping him in inferior projects for 40 years, mistaking the cool facade for the substance