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(Expatica)   Director David Lynch unveils 50 years worth of work as an photographer, draftsman, and painter at a show in Paris. Viewers claim that they understood almost none of it, but liked the lesbian sex scenes   ( expatica.com) divider line
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2007-03-04 12:50:16 AM  
Silencio.
 
2007-03-04 12:51:34 AM  
Mulholland Drive was the most confusing movie I have ever seen.
 
2007-03-04 12:52:44 AM  
Then you probably haven't seen Lost Highway yet.
 
2007-03-04 12:55:33 AM  
Once I figured out WTF was going on in Eraserhead, it turned into an entirely different (and much more interesting) movie for me.
 
2007-03-04 01:00:25 AM  
HowlingFrog: Then you probably haven't seen Lost Highway yet.

Wow .. you stole my thoughts
 
2007-03-04 01:01:59 AM  
HowlingFrog: Then you probably haven't seen Lost Highway yet.

Nope, not yet.
 
2007-03-04 01:02:16 AM  
April 6, 2005

David Lynch
P.O. Box 93624
Los Angeles, CA 90093

Dear Mr. Lynch,

Wow, what can I say to a man who has shaped my movie tastes and sense of humor the way you have? You are my favorite director with Kubrick coming in at a close second. I am a fat, shy, introverted kind of guy. So, I often find myself hanging out with movies instead of people. I have seen every movie of yours that I can find, the short films, every episode of Twin Peaks, and I was once a member of your website. You're the best!

Eraserhead was the first film you made that caught my attention. This was in 1998, and I was a high school senior with no hope of ever having any weekend plans. I would go to a fifty cent movie rental place and rent whatever looked cool. I picked up Eraserhead one night: it was the best fifty cents I've ever spent. At the time, I didn't understand it, but there was a subtle allure that helped me recognize it as special. After watching more of your movies, I realized it was the dry humor and how meticulously everything was done. "So, what do you know?"

I am a writer, well, an aspiring writer. Like most writers, I live and die by ideas. A lot of times, my ideas are what folks would call "Lynchesque". Here's an idea that I think could make a decent short film and that you are welcome to use. It is set in a little boy's bedroom. The bed has rocket ships and airplanes and such on its comforter. The bed is about queen-sized. The boy is in a bathroom that is connected to his room, and you can see him and the bed. He is brushing his teeth in his pajamas with feeties. On the little boy's bed, there is a muscular black man and three beautiful white women having sexual relations. The mother calls up, "Are you ready for bed, Johnny?" Johnny answers, "Yes, Mommy." They meet next to the bed with the orgy on the bed between them and the camera. With expressionless faces, they are staring at it, and the mother says, "Did you get your teeth nice and clean?" Johnny says, "Yes, Mommy" and shows her his teeth. She grabs his mouth as if to take a closer look, but never do their eyes leave the spectacle on the bed. You could cut out there or do something else. I'm only good with short spurts of ideas, and then I later tie them all together.

Well, I'm sure you're busy, so I'll wrap this up. I just wanted to let you know that you are doing an A-1 job! Eraserhead still remains my favorite of yours, but there is a special spot in my heart for all of them! I hope you get this letter. If you do, please let me know what you think. If you find yourself in East Lansing, feel free to stop by. We can smoke some cigarettes, and I can make you some espresso. Until then, I remain,

Amiably yours,
James
 
2007-03-04 01:06:02 AM  
Great headline, subby. Lynch works awfully damn hard to make his creations difficult to penetrate. If it weren't for the super-hot sex scenes in most of them, I wouldn't have bothered.
 
2007-03-04 01:06:56 AM  
Alice who? Her name is Renee. If she's told you her name is Alice, she's lying. And your name? What the fark is your name?
 
2007-03-04 01:07:11 AM  
David Lynch is great but the headline is so true.

/never saw Lost Highway
 
2007-03-04 01:41:40 AM  
Why is this on the entertainment page? David Lynch has done nothin entertaining his whole life.
 
2007-03-04 02:28:31 AM  
April 12, 2005

David Lynch
P.O. Box 93624
Los Angeles, CA 90093

Dear Mr. Lynch,

Thank you for forwarding this most recent communication from "James", the subject that has been stalking you these past months. Rest assured that our agents are following several leads, and we are confident that we will have this person in custody very soon.

As we had discussed previously, please do not return correspondence to this individual, and if you encounter this person do not engage him. Remove yourself to a safe place and call the nearest authorities as quickly as possible.

James Laughlin
Assistant Director, Los Angeles Field Office
Federal Bureau of Investigation
 
2007-03-04 02:33:38 AM  
You know what is great about Mulholland Falls? I suspect even David Lynch knows that it's pointless, incoherant crap.

I think he made it as a joke. Just so morons can stand around and talk all smart-like about how significant it was, and how they understood it....when really there's nothing to understand. It's like four people standing around a white canvas that a painter accidentally sneezed on, then threw a $50,000 price tag on, discussing how moving it is.

Also, people who say you have to watch it 2 or 3 times to really understand it....Yeah, if I spent 9 hours staring at a wall, I'm sure I would think I was beginning to understand that too.

Anyway, David Lynch is a genius....or an idiot. It's getting hard to tell the difference between the two.
 
2007-03-04 03:15:48 AM  
Yesdog

Haha. I wondered why Dave always ran away from me when I'd see him at Big Boy!
 
2007-03-04 04:14:06 AM  
I submitted this with a much worse headline.


[image from i159.photobucket.com too old to be available]
I just ain't been right since seeing this movie...I want my sanity back!
 
2007-03-04 04:47:52 AM  
Buck Futter: You know what is great about Mulholland Falls? I suspect even David Lynch knows that it's pointless, incoherant crap.

At least he knows the title.
 
2007-03-04 09:25:44 AM  
I haven't seen Inland Empire yet but the other day I saw "Rabbits" and it's one of the most terrifying things I've ever seen.
 
2007-03-04 09:26:49 AM  
He was probably thinking of Multnomah Falls, HowlingFrog. A connection that's easy enough to make when talking about utter pointlessness and pretentious, deluded idiots.
 
2007-03-04 10:24:33 AM  
Buck Futter: Also, people who say you have to watch it 2 or 3 times to really understand it....Yeah, if I spent 9 hours staring at a wall, I'm sure I would think I was beginning to understand that too.

Well, I had to be told this but here goes: The beginning of Mulholland Falls begins with a shot of someone falling into a bed, a red sheeted bed. Then she finds herself in 'a dream place'. Then she is found days after having shot herself in the mouth. The rest is easy.
 
2007-03-04 10:31:23 AM  
I watched Lost Highway a few times, and while I finally figured out what was going on, I wound up not caring.
 
2007-03-04 10:42:21 AM  
erf.
s/Mulholland Falls/Mulholland Drive/
 
2007-03-04 11:07:05 AM  
Understanding is overrated. Seeing is more important and Lynch shows you stuff you haven't seen before. The whole point is to be the wat....AAAAAAhhhh...THUD!

/fell off my pedestal
//really loves Lynch's pictures
///mulholland falls-she had killed her lover, couldn't stand the guilt and reimagined the whole relationship...now was that so difficult?
///+/Llorando
 
2007-03-04 11:10:30 AM  
What pisses me off is that there's no US DVD release of Lost Highway and all the imports are pan & scan or not in english.
 
2007-03-04 11:19:06 AM  
Well he DID go to art school. I love David Lynch in a totally heterosexual way
 
2007-03-04 11:58:44 AM  
Mulholland Dr is pretty easy to understand if you're not a retard. Sorry Buck.
 
2007-03-04 12:04:15 PM  
Here's the key to Mulholland Drive: the "realistic part" (i.e. before the lesbian scene) is a dream, and the "weird part" after that is real.

There ya go.
 
2007-03-04 12:07:35 PM  
I heard somewhere that the lead singer for J. Geils Band was roommates with Lynch. Lynch kicked him out for being too weird.

/Still love his movies though.
 
2007-03-04 12:45:45 PM  
Advice for anyone wanting to watch a Lynch movie:

Stay the hell away from Lost Highway.

Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive are far and away his better "Lynchian" films.

/Still thinks "Dick Laurent is dead" was great
//even if it was Bill Pullman saying it
 
2007-03-04 12:48:03 PM  
"Mulholland Falls" is NOT pointless. Jennifer Connelly's titties (pre-skinny period) are in it. That's a noble raison d'etre if ever a film had one.

"Mulholland Drive"... Well honestly I only watched the lesbian scene ;)

/perv
 
2007-03-04 12:53:42 PM  
No Such Agency

Wow, that's definately not Jennifer Connelly. Doesn't even look like her.
 
2007-03-04 01:11:09 PM  
MorningBreath: David Lynch has done nothin entertaining his whole life.

Twin Peaks ring a bell?

Tat'dGreaser: Lynch kicked him out for being too weird.

I've heard that too, though can't find much to verify it. If true, well how weird do you have to be when David Lynch thinks you're too weird? Then again, Peter Wolf has never claimed to be entirely sane either.
 
2007-03-04 01:22:41 PM  
Jack31081: What pisses me off is that there's no US DVD release of Lost Highway and all the imports are pan & scan or not in english.


Not true. I am the proud owner of the German edition, available from amazon.de. Region 2 I believe. English soundtrack, and widescreen. And quite nicely done. Enjoy.
 
2007-03-04 01:44:11 PM  
stellathediver:
Wow, that's definately not Jennifer Connelly. Doesn't even look like her.

In "Mulholland Drive"? It's Laura Harring, the Countess von Bismark-Schönhausen:

She is best known for her performance in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive (2001), opposite Naomi Watts. Controversy arose when Lynch pixelized Harring's pubic area in a nude scene on the DVD release of the film, the only film in which she has appeared nude - one of very few instances of cinematic nudity by a countess.
- Wikipedia


Emphasis mine. That's gotta be worth something.
 
2007-03-04 01:55:46 PM  
A while ago I saw Mulholland Falls was on and remembered hearing about Naomi Watts' lesbian scene so I turned it on, ready to fap. About the third time Nick Nolte and some other assholes in fedoras drive some guy up a hill and threw him down, I realized it was the wrong Mulholland movie. So then I had to get off my ass and rent the lesbian one.
 
2007-03-04 08:25:13 PM  
Who's up for going to Winkies'?
 
2007-03-04 09:52:08 PM  
[image from mulholland-drive.net too old to be available]
 
2007-03-04 10:26:25 PM  
Don't forget his internet weather reports, which, as near as I can tell, he does just because it's farked up to have David Lynch reading your weather report for no reason.
 
2007-03-05 09:33:57 AM  
HEINEKEN!!?? F*@K THAT SH*T! PABST BLUE RIBBON!!!
 
2007-03-05 12:31:37 PM  
Since everybody keeps confusing Mulholland Falls with Mulholland Dr., this ranks as probably the most confusing thread I've ever read on Fark.
 
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