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David Lynch is back and badder than ever! Well, not “badder” actually. Not sure what I mean by that. by COOP

Posted on May 5th, 2009
Posted on May 5th, 2009
Im in Oregon!  OR---REE--GON!!!

I'm in Oregon! OR---REE--GON!!!

Finally we get to see what David Lynch has been up to since the bafflingly boring “Inland Empire.” Despite the failure of “Empire” (I’m gonna play naïve and blame it all on his going ape with a digital camera that he wasn’t used to working with), most of his films are considered existential masterpieces.

To me, they are horror films of the highest caliber, surpassed (or matched) only by Cronenberg.

My personal faves include “Mulholland Dr.” and “Lost Highway” as vivid, living nightmares and examples of cinematic and storytelling perfection. I love the fairytale-gone-dark themes of “Blue Velvet” and “Wild at Heart” and I even count his “Dune” as a misunderstood, yet visionary work of genius. His “Twin Peaks” is hands down the greatest tv series ever produced.  “The Elephant Man,” “Eraserhead”…  I could go on.

What’s he doing next? This…

Neat.  I’m assuming that “Interview Project” with 120 episodes will either be one of his serialized web series or better yet, a running series on IFC or Sundance Channel.  I’m guess this will stray from his existential work to bring real human drama to light with his masterful hands.  I’m not upset that he’s switching gears again (like he did for “The Straight Story”).  I’ll watch anything this guy does.  His daily weirdo reading of the weather on Indie 101 in Los Angeles was the highlight of my morning when that station existed.  If he can make the weather interesting, imagine what he can do with a simple interview. 

It happens in June.  However it’s released, I’ll be watching.

Here are a couple of my favorite scenes from David Lynch movies…

If Robert Blake didn’t creep you out enough after killing his wife, take a look at him before he did the deed in this scene from “Lost Highway”…

Here’s one of Lynch’s scariest scenes from “Mulholland Dr.”…

We all know that the evil spirit Bob killed Laura Palmer on “Twin Peaks” but in the “Twin Peaks” prequel film “Fire Walk With Me” Laura sees her killer for the first time in one of the scariest scenes in film history… then she learns who Bob is possessing!…

-C

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