The best/worst shot in Inland Empire.
May 30, 2010 @
it’s such a fine line with lynch… before i actually watched it, i thought that IE was probably the MOST pretentious thing i’d ever heard of, but then you watch it and it somehow manages to be extremely compelling. i remember reading at the time it came out that he was no longer interested in telling even remotely linear stories, that from now on he was basically going to be doing mood pieces. i didn’t understand how he was going to get more obtuse than he already was, but here it is!
May 30, 2010 @
it’s probably my favorite DL movie after Wild at Heart.
May 31, 2010 @
I have to say that I’m not a big fan of Lynch’s earlier movies, though they’re always pretty compelling and interesting enough. But “Mulholland Dr” is possibly my favorite movie of all time, certainly the recent movie I’ve re-watched the most. I have yet to re-watch “Inland Empire” and in some ways I’m not looking forward to it – it’s so looooong – but I remember liking it when I saw it in the theater.
Jun 01, 2010 @
i like twin peaks a lot, also. when you say earlier movies, are you talking like elephant man and eraserhead and blue velvet? do you count dune as a david lynch movie? i was thinking about this post today and i can’t remember if i ever asked jason what he thought about DL’s DUNE since the book is one of his favorites. A lot of people that love the book can’t stand the movie, but it’s my best friend rob’s favorite book, and he likes the film. i’m up so late it’s morning and i’m rambling.
for an inland empire rewatch, i would suggest staying up until you’re pretty tired to the point where you’re almost tripping a little bit- preferably on a cold cold winter night, take a unisom and then stay up with only the tv on while you’re all wrapped up in blankets. alone is best. i just downloaded the bonus material from the dvd- ‘more things that happened.’ i read this really good amazon review of the movie… Eternal Recurrence and The Karmic Wheel of Time, it’s the second review http://www.amazon.com/Lynchs-Inland-Empire-Limited-Two-Disc/dp/B000QQFKYE i thought it was pretty interesting, and i’m excited to rewatch it with those ideas in mind.
Jun 01, 2010 @
I was really into Twin Peaks back when it was on, and I’ve been meaning to re-watch it for years. So yeah, dig that, dig “Eraserhead,” need to rewatch “Blue Velvet.” Never saw “Dune” or “Elephant Man.” Don’t much care for “Wild at Heart.” Dig “Fire Walk with Me.” Is that everything? Probably not.
I remember getting close to falling asleep in the theater while watching IE and thinking that seemed about right. I liked how it started with opulence – her mansion – and gradually got grungier and grungier until she was lying in the gutter – and then the camera pulled back to reveal even THAT as an illusion.
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