I’ve been going to see David Lynch movies at the theater since I was 14. He is definitely an auteur. He makes the same movie over and over again. A blonde innocent woman and a brunette not-so-innocent woman are somehow the same woman. People existing in multiple dimensions and entering into and leaving dream-like states. Like all of his fims, INLAND EMPIRE has these Lynchian motifs.
The big difference between this film and his others is that Lynch shot it on video. This was a pretty intriguing proposition. Obviously, Dogme-type filmmakers can very easily make the transition to video but what about a guy like Lynch who is known for his cinematically lush visuals? Nobody shoots reds better than Lynch. Nobody shoots nudes and smoke better than Lynch. So how would his vision transfer over to the muddier video format?
I can’t say it was 100 percent a success. Would love to hear other people’s thoughts on INLAND EMPIRE. If you’re a Lynch fan, you should see it. However, I didn’t enjoy it as much as Lost Highway and Mullholland Drive.
Also, Podcast #3 is ready.
Last Days of Man on Earth-The Urinals
World War III-The Suburbs
Shack Up-A Certain Ratio
In School-Die Kreuzen
My Girlfriend’s Dad’s A Vicar-The Toy Dolls
Rock Star (Bonus)-The Ejected
Obsessed With You-X-Ray Spex
Victim Of The Vampire-Slaughter and the Dogs
Deranged Demented and Free-PVC2
106 Beats That-Wire
No bounds-Gambit of Shame
Balancing Act-Volcano Suns
Super Destroyer Mach II-The Turnbuckles
Jimmy Rocks-Social Unrest