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out in a week!
anyone else excited? It's been six years! Six!
Ah, A Lynch film. Cool!
Hey what was that one with the poster featuring a drawing of a girl sitting updside down to the world in a tree? It may have been Terry Gilliam. It looked like fun but I forgot what It was called.
I read somewhere if you like Gus Van Sant you'll dig it. I like Gus Van Sant.
not watching THAT then.
is immense tho
Mullholland drive? WTF was THAT all about???
not as complicated as people make out.
the basic premise is uncomplicated. it's her dream/fantasy but the way it's executed is masterful. so brilliantly nuanced and so much like a dream actually is.
probably still my favourite film.
the first time I saw it i was so disturbed I had to hide behind a caravan.
which means i'll inevitably never see it in the cinema.
they scare me :-/
Inland Empire is terrific if you like the more outre side of Lynch's work. There are some great performances in it, from Laura Dern and Harry Dean Stanton especially. And the human rabbit sitcom is good.
Only saw the trailer for this the other day and I can't wait. Especially since the hottie doctor from Jurassic Park's in it. There's a nice interview with him here:
My favourite part: 'Is it true that he has a bottled uterus on his desk? He shakes his head vigorously. "I don't have a uterus on my desk." OK, what about not on his desk? He nods.'
said it was awesome but made Mullholland Drive look like Bambi
It's over 3 hours long!
none of this 'plot' rubbish.
one of the few films of recent times i've been looking forward to for ages
OK, then, story number two - did he dissect a cat for artistic purposes?
"For sure. Now here is the deal. Is this a sickness? Nooooah! In school, many classes will dissect a frog or salamander, maybe a fish. How many chefs are working with fish? It was important for me for many reasons to check out some real organic material. I called the vet. He asked me some questions to ascertain whether I was a nutcake. He determined that I was serious, but said at the present time he had no cat for me. Five minutes later, a cat had just come in, and he called me."
Did he turn it into art?
"No, it was just a learning experience."
i'm uber excited never seen a lynch film in the cinema
that Guardian interview was great. He doesn't believe in kitchens!
dark edgy corridors
which is the best Lynch film? Blue Velvet is my favourite...
5.The Elephant Man
6.Wild at Heart
8.Fire Walk With me
but I actually quite like it...
PLEASE STOP RIPPING OFF MY WORK
I want to wear a rabbit's head.
I'm not sure whether its a good film though, it was all bit overwhelming. Good bits:
Laura Dern's incredible acting throughout.
The terrifying woman who was Laura Dern's neighbour.
The synchronised dance scene.
The bit when she got stabbed and the tramps had that weird conversation.
The credits with Nina Simone and that weird guy sawing the log
It looked fucking appalling. I hope he only shot it on video because he couldn't afford film because video is so so so horrible.
The fact it was basically a less incisive & coherent version of Mullholland Drive.
But its definatly worth going to see, just don't expect it to be his best work.
and OMG SPOILER ALERT
There isn't a plot really...
I think it deals with the same themes as Mullholland Drive but just not as well.
And there's no way the video looked nice, it was so nasty. Video can't hand light properly, you can't focus properly, there's no definition to any of the picture et cetera. I suppose you could say it gave it a sort of grimey feel, but you can get that with film, except it'd look nice.
I enjoyed the fact that some of it was unlit and filmed in an amateurish way. It added to the thing. It gave a very immediate, unpolished quality to the whole sequence and accentuated Laura Dern's incredibly naturalistic acting.
And the bit you described has shock value in it even though it's not part of an overtly defined narrative. Although the film does contain at least three disjointed parallel narratives.
It added to it. It suited the tone of the film perfectly. Felt much more immediate and perhaps intrusive.
this is NOT SHOWING IN CARDIFF.
This is my film of the year.
I want to own rabbits now. Not dogs.
Oh yeah.. Laura Dern's acting was INCREDIBLE.
That's all for now.
If you have seen it, this is for you
If not there are obvious spoilers in here (be strong i know you can do it).
i would recommend watching the film 2 or 3 times at least. then again, i cant imagine anyone but the most die hard lynch fans wanting to do that.
but with lynch films (at least in the case of his last three), i tend to go through the same motions with each time i view them:
1st time) complete bewliderment, with a lingering sensation that i may have just seen something great, but i'm too confused to notice
2nd) still not really understanding 'the point' but a much greater appreciation of its mood and beauty
3rd) 'oh hang on, i think i see what's going on here'
4th) yep, i get it now
5th) good balance of understanding and appreciation
i find this to be a far more rewarding process than just having someone explain it to you. if you have the time for it!
I liked it and feel I "got" it.
I will watch it again though gladly...
Sign of a good film no?
i wish i was as smart as you brainlove. i'll watch it a couple more times and if i still dont get it, I'll come bugging you for an explanation. i think its all about the woman watching telly though.
but it's not showing anywhere in the northeast. Now there's a surprise.