David Lynch

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  1. WickedLiquid

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    A buddy of mine knows how much I love movies that are ambiguous/complex so he recommended I check out movies from David Lynch.

    I saw Mulholland Dr and loved it, thought Blue Velvet was just "ok" and can't figure out what the fuck Lost Highway was all about. Honestly, was there a point to that one??? It was creepy as hell, but any theory I can come up with is contradicted by something else that happens in the movie...bah!

    I was going to watch Island Empire but noticed it was 3hrs and I don't have time to watch all of it in one sitting. I'd rather not take a break from a movie that's complex so I don't forget anything.

    I like ambiguous films, but I still need some sort of pay-off even if it's based on a theory. Lost Highway doesn't seem to have any pay off. But Mulholland Dr did after I thought about it and talked it over with my friend who recommended Lynch's work.

    Anyone else a fan of his work? I imagine he's a pretty creepy guy.
     
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    The only Lynch movie I've seen was Mulholland Drive and it was pretty cool. The lesbian erotica feels a bit over the top for me. It takes away the mystery/drama and starts to feel like some softcore porn. But besides that it's definitely thought-provoking and clever.

    I heard all of Lynch's movies are a big WTF. They either disturb you, confuse you, or usually do both. I dunno if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
     
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    What's that one with the crying baby and the song that the Pixies cover in concert? Someone tell me what it is so I can put it on my netflix queue!
     
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    ^ LMAO, that was awesome. I'd watch it :lol:

    I think it might be Eraserhead. Haven't seen it so I can't tell you if it is or not. I just know that movie is about a mutant baby, so if you're looking for a Lynch movie about a baby that's probably it.

    Edit, oh wait, that movie came out in the 70's... before the Pixies... so I guess it's not Eraserhead..
     
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    David Lynch movies are lame.
     
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    I enjoyed his version of Dune. It has Sir Patrick Stewart carrying a Pug into battle.
     
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    [​IMG]
    F*** yeah!
     
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    Yes, it was Eraserhead. The Pixies were covering that song.

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    Now playing: Drive Like Jehu - Sinews
    via FoxyTunes
     
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    Dude is whacked out and sometimes too artsy.....
     
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    The best thing David Lynch ever did was Twin Peaks.
     
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    Never been a fan of the whole bizarro surrealism David Lynch films had to offer, but I did thoroughly enjoy Mulholland Dr. and Inland Empire.

    I do think Lynch is an important director though, bringing moments in film that made me scratch my head, and wonder exactly wtf just happened. His films really make you think.
     
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    Being made to think is different than just being purposefully confused, though. It's like being punished for paying attention.
     
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