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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Roger Ebert explains how David Lynch transformed a failed TV series into one of the great movies of all time. Silencio   (rogerebert.suntimes.com) divider line 127
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2012-11-11 07:28:28 PM
I miss Lynch.
 
2012-11-11 07:35:23 PM
One of my favorite movies of all time. OF ALL TIME. There's barely a scene I don't love.
 
2012-11-11 07:59:56 PM

aiiee: I miss Lynch.


Me too. I get the feeling Inland Empire was his last hurrah, though. Where do you possibly go from there?
 
2012-11-11 08:01:25 PM
Ebert has just gotten fantastic as of late. This plus his journal is just some great writing, period.

And since he mentions it's streaming on Netflix as a nice informative touch at the end, I guess I know what I'm doing the rest of this lazy Sunday night.
 
2012-11-11 08:23:19 PM
I just finished watching Twin Peaks for the first time on Netflix. We need more shiat like this instead of constant farking lawyer/doctor/cop shows.
 
2012-11-11 08:28:49 PM

Confabulat: One of my favorite movies of all time. OF ALL TIME. There's barely a scene I don't love.


That's because it has a lesbian scene in it. LOL
 
2012-11-11 08:41:45 PM

Mugato: I just finished watching Twin Peaks for the first time on Netflix. We need more shiat like this instead of constant farking lawyer/doctor/cop shows.


I LIVED for Twin Peaks. Every Thursday (or was it Tuesday?) night, with pie, and coffee, mmmmmm. Coop. Tried to watch it again this fall. Got Audry rescued from the whorehouse up north, and then couldn't stay with it.
 
2012-11-11 08:47:22 PM

kimwim: Mugato: I just finished watching Twin Peaks for the first time on Netflix. We need more shiat like this instead of constant farking lawyer/doctor/cop shows.

I LIVED for Twin Peaks. Every Thursday (or was it Tuesday?) night, with pie, and coffee, mmmmmm. Coop. Tried to watch it again this fall. Got Audry rescued from the whorehouse up north, and then couldn't stay with it.


It's one of those shows that I'd be pissed if I had to wait a week between episodes. So what, is agent Cooper possessed by Bob? Is there a resolution?
 
2012-11-11 08:50:56 PM

Mugato: So what, is agent Cooper possessed by Bob? Is there a resolution?


I can't tell you. But you can google the answers.
 
2012-11-11 09:00:46 PM

mikemoto: Confabulat: One of my favorite movies of all time. OF ALL TIME. There's barely a scene I don't love.

That's because it has a lesbian scene in it. LOL


Yeah that scene definitely doesn't hurt its rewatchability, ha. But every scene in that movie is a joy to watch. The dumpster monster guy. The cowboy. I know people say it's confusing but it seems like one of the more straightforward Lynch movies to me.

Wild at Heart is another favorite too. No one could pull off Sailor like Nic Cage pulled off Sailor.
 
2012-11-11 09:04:22 PM

Confabulat: Wild at Heart is another favorite too. No one could pull off Sailor like Nic Cage pulled off Sailor.



I remember watching Wild at Heart repeatedly in one weekend with a girlfriend. We became shut-ins for those two days. Things got a little weird.
 
2012-11-11 09:16:33 PM

shower_in_my_socks: Confabulat: Wild at Heart is another favorite too. No one could pull off Sailor like Nic Cage pulled off Sailor.


I remember watching Wild at Heart repeatedly in one weekend with a girlfriend. We became shut-ins for those two days. Things got a little weird.


Ha, you know, I remember doing that exact same thing too in like 1994 or something. I'm glad we stayed inside.
 
2012-11-11 09:24:19 PM
And even though Lynch denies it, it's hard not to see Laura Palmer in the Club Silencio scene.

Link
 
2012-11-11 09:43:49 PM
I did my annual routine: Showing a title on Monday afternoon, and then sifting through it a scene at a time, sometimes a shot at a time, for the next four afternoons.

Dayum, Serious business is serious.

We're gonna need a bigger popcorn bowl.

/Love me some Lynch.
//MD remains a treasured classic.
 
2012-11-11 09:59:33 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Ebert has just gotten fantastic as of late. This plus his journal is just some great writing, period.

And since he mentions it's streaming on Netflix as a nice informative touch at the end, I guess I know what I'm doing the rest of this lazy Sunday night.


I have to agree. Fill out your Sunday with this and you can't go wrong. Thanks Ebert.
 
2012-11-11 10:07:58 PM
As much as I love Tarantino films, I keep thinking what David Lynch could have done with the material. Heck, I like Dune in all it's incarnations, from David Lynch to Alan Smithee. Yeah, it's not the book, but whatever.
 
2012-11-11 11:43:11 PM
I attributed the fractured plot and discontinuity to lynch.
 
2012-11-12 02:08:08 AM
David Lynch also turned a successful TV show into a failed movie. Fire Walk With Me was pointless and just annoying.
 
2012-11-12 02:24:26 AM

Confabulat: David Lynch also turned a successful TV show into a failed movie. Fire Walk With Me was pointless and just annoying.


Yeah, that movie was supposed to tie up loose ends and failed.
 
2012-11-12 02:38:09 AM
I watched it while I was really, really overtired (like ~40 hours without sleep), and the thing behind the dumpster freaked me out so much that I ran out of my house and called a friend.
 
2012-11-12 02:45:13 AM
As far as Lynch goes, my heart belongs to Eraserhead, but my head is all about Mulholland Dr..
 
2012-11-12 03:02:42 AM
I've only ever seen Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, and Blue Velvet but there's not a bad pick among the three of them. All great movies.

I tried watching the Twin Peaks series once. Got about halfway through the first episode on Netflix before I got bored and started dozing off and decided I'd had about enough of that. I always hear people praising the show to the high heavens, but I was completely unable to muster up any interest for the show beyond all the hype and my initial piqued curiosity. Is it really worth giving a second look to?
 
2012-11-12 03:09:35 AM

Capt. Sparkles: I've only ever seen Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, and Blue Velvet but there's not a bad pick among the three of them. All great movies.

I tried watching the Twin Peaks series once. Got about halfway through the first episode on Netflix before I got bored and started dozing off and decided I'd had about enough of that. I always hear people praising the show to the high heavens, but I was completely unable to muster up any interest for the show beyond all the hype and my initial piqued curiosity. Is it really worth giving a second look to?


The show is long periods of boredom, interrupted by short periods of violence and hallucinations. It's like watching soccer on acid..
 
2012-11-12 03:15:37 AM
If by "great" you mean "incomprehensible" then, yes, I agree.

Actually saw that movie in the theater. Though I do think Laura Harring is all kinds of yummy.

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Mugato: I just finished watching Twin Peaks for the first time on Netflix. We need more shiat like this instead of constant farking lawyer/doctor/cop shows.


Coming next fall: "LAWYER COP, M.D."!
 
2012-11-12 03:16:04 AM

Confabulat: David Lynch also turned a successful TV show into a failed movie. Fire Walk With Me was pointless and just annoying.


I liked Fire Walk With Me, so nyah!

Actually, it gave us an absolutely first-rate sound track.
 
2012-11-12 03:22:26 AM

simplicimus: Capt. Sparkles: I've only ever seen Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, and Blue Velvet but there's not a bad pick among the three of them. All great movies.

I tried watching the Twin Peaks series once. Got about halfway through the first episode on Netflix before I got bored and started dozing off and decided I'd had about enough of that. I always hear people praising the show to the high heavens, but I was completely unable to muster up any interest for the show beyond all the hype and my initial piqued curiosity. Is it really worth giving a second look to?

The show is long periods of boredom, interrupted by short periods of violence and hallucinations. It's like watching soccer on acid..


Heh. I actually watched the 16th episode (you know the one, posting this to avoid spoilers) on acid with a friend.

By the end of the episode we were both just sitting there with our jaws on the floor. 

If Twin Peaks is like watching soccer on acid, what is watching Twin Peaks on acid like?
 
2012-11-12 03:26:01 AM

fusillade762: simplicimus: Capt. Sparkles: I've only ever seen Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, and Blue Velvet but there's not a bad pick among the three of them. All great movies.

I tried watching the Twin Peaks series once. Got about halfway through the first episode on Netflix before I got bored and started dozing off and decided I'd had about enough of that. I always hear people praising the show to the high heavens, but I was completely unable to muster up any interest for the show beyond all the hype and my initial piqued curiosity. Is it really worth giving a second look to?

The show is long periods of boredom, interrupted by short periods of violence and hallucinations. It's like watching soccer on acid..

Heh. I actually watched the 16th episode (you know the one, posting this to avoid spoilers) on acid with a friend.

By the end of the episode we were both just sitting there with our jaws on the floor. 

If Twin Peaks is like watching soccer on acid, what is watching Twin Peaks on acid like?


A very strange cricket match?
 
2012-11-12 03:26:18 AM
In the behind the scenes movie about Inland Empire Lynch confirmed what i believed all along: he makes shiat up as he goes along and sometimes he has no clue what he's doing when he's doing it.
 
2012-11-12 03:32:13 AM

TappingTheVein: In the behind the scenes movie about Inland Empire Lynch confirmed what i believed all along: he makes shiat up as he goes along and sometimes he has no clue what he's doing when he's doing it.


Oh, dear. The sleeper hasn't awakened.
 
2012-11-12 03:32:41 AM

fusillade762: Coming next fall: "LAWYER COP, M.D."!


A Wolf-Bochco-Bruckheimer combo joint.

Produced by JJ Abrams.

/ I'd watch that
// I love prime me some time soaps
//// Skipping three sashies 'cause I can
 
2012-11-12 03:34:15 AM

ozarkmatt: // I love prime me some time soaps


Or, I love me some prime time soaps
Whatever works for you.
 
2012-11-12 03:39:59 AM

Capt. Sparkles: I've only ever seen Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, and Blue Velvet but there's not a bad pick among the three of them. All great movies.

I tried watching the Twin Peaks series once. Got about halfway through the first episode on Netflix before I got bored and started dozing off and decided I'd had about enough of that. I always hear people praising the show to the high heavens, but I was completely unable to muster up any interest for the show beyond all the hype and my initial piqued curiosity. Is it really worth giving a second look to?


Wild at Heart biatch!

Did I ever tell ya that this here jacket represents a symbol of my individuality, and my belief in personal freedom?

Best David Lynch movie ever. Twin Peaks was pretty awesome in the early 90s; we didn't even have the X-Files yet and there was no internet yet to even biatch about it, but I wouldn't bother watching it now except to adore Sherilyn Fenn a little more.
 
2012-11-12 03:40:41 AM

simplicimus: Oh, dear. The sleeper hasn't awakened.


The scene i mentioned.
Lynch is the master of zen filmmaking.
 
2012-11-12 04:31:30 AM
David Mamet FTW!
 
2012-11-12 05:53:09 AM

simplicimus: fusillade762: simplicimus: Capt. Sparkles: I've only ever seen Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, and Blue Velvet but there's not a bad pick among the three of them. All great movies.

I tried watching the Twin Peaks series once. Got about halfway through the first episode on Netflix before I got bored and started dozing off and decided I'd had about enough of that. I always hear people praising the show to the high heavens, but I was completely unable to muster up any interest for the show beyond all the hype and my initial piqued curiosity. Is it really worth giving a second look to?

The show is long periods of boredom, interrupted by short periods of violence and hallucinations. It's like watching soccer on acid..

Heh. I actually watched the 16th episode (you know the one, posting this to avoid spoilers) on acid with a friend.

By the end of the episode we were both just sitting there with our jaws on the floor. 

If Twin Peaks is like watching soccer on acid, what is watching Twin Peaks on acid like?

A very strange cricket match?


...filmed by Cronenberg. Actually using unusually large crickets.

/need coffee or more sleep.
 
2012-11-12 05:59:21 AM
lesbian scene. plus that blonde masturbating. whats not to like?
 
2012-11-12 07:45:02 AM
Mulholland dr may be the only movie where calling it fractured and incomprehensible is high praise.
 
2012-11-12 08:01:54 AM

Confabulat: David Lynch also turned a successful TV show into a failed movie. Fire Walk With Me was pointless and just annoying.




ha, I thought TFA was about Fire Walk With Me. I was confused why anyone would say Fire Walk With Me was a great movie, let alone one of the greatest of all time.


though, IMO, Mulholland Drive is kind of over-rated, but I still like it otherwise.


Capt. Sparkles: I tried watching the Twin Peaks series once. Got about halfway through the first episode on Netflix before I got bored and started dozing off and decided I'd had about enough of that. I always hear people praising the show to the high heavens, but I was completely unable to muster up any interest for the show beyond all the hype and my initial piqued curiosity. Is it really worth giving a second look to?




I thought the pilot was really good, but it really doesn't get going until the 3rd (sequential) episode. The ending to that one embodies why so many people like the series. It slows down a bit after Laura's murder is solved, but picks up again towards the end of the series.
 
2012-11-12 08:09:03 AM
I'm pretty sure I fell asleep through this movie
 
2012-11-12 08:20:57 AM
From TFA:
At the Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, I did my annual routine: Showing a title on Monday afternoon, and then sifting through it a scene at a time, sometimes a shot at a time, for the next four afternoons. It drew a full house, and predictably a lot of readings and interpretations. Yet even my old friend who was forever finding everything to be a version of Homer's Odyssey was uncertain this time.
I gave my usual speech about how you can't take an interpretation to a movie. You have to find it there already. No consensus emerged about what we had found.


Four days of analysis by a sold-out crowd of film buffs and you couldn't get a consensus about how the movie is intended to be interpreted. Congratulations Ebert, you took the very reason I hate the movie and claimed it as a reason to celebrate the movie.
 
2012-11-12 08:25:29 AM
A friend once said that David Lynch doesn't make movies. He makes paintings designed to create a certain mood, and just happens to use cameras and film to do it rather than canvas and oils. I think I kind of agree with him.
 
2012-11-12 08:37:02 AM
Love that movie too. Silencio is just a great scene that really made that movie for me. Couldn't stand Twin Peaks though.

Anyways, every time I bring up MD on Fark some Dbag always has to say how the plot was given away in the beginning or some BS. Are you kidding?
 
2012-11-12 08:46:02 AM

BigJT: Four days of analysis by a sold-out crowd of film buffs and you couldn't get a consensus about how the movie is intended to be interpreted. Congratulations Ebert, you took the very reason I hate the movie and claimed it as a reason to celebrate the movie.


I honestly don't intend for this to come across as an insult but that is an incredibly bizarre reason to dislike a piece of art.
 
2012-11-12 09:01:32 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Ebert has just gotten fantastic as of late. This plus his journal is just some great writing, period.

And since he mentions it's streaming on Netflix as a nice informative touch at the end, I guess I know what I'm doing the rest of this lazy Sunday night.


His Facebook page has a feature called "the daily streamer" for cooky movies he likes
 
2012-11-12 09:05:52 AM

Titor's Time Machine: BigJT: Four days of analysis by a sold-out crowd of film buffs and you couldn't get a consensus about how the movie is intended to be interpreted. Congratulations Ebert, you took the very reason I hate the movie and claimed it as a reason to celebrate the movie.

I honestly don't intend for this to come across as an insult but that is an incredibly bizarre reason to dislike a piece of art.




I wouldn't call it bizarre, but I would call it incredibly closed-minded.
 
2012-11-12 09:20:47 AM

FeedTheCollapse: Titor's Time Machine: BigJT: Four days of analysis by a sold-out crowd of film buffs and you couldn't get a consensus about how the movie is intended to be interpreted. Congratulations Ebert, you took the very reason I hate the movie and claimed it as a reason to celebrate the movie.

I honestly don't intend for this to come across as an insult but that is an incredibly bizarre reason to dislike a piece of art.



I wouldn't call it bizarre, but I would call it incredibly closed-minded.


I think its closed-mindedness to not understand his point of view. Some people want answers or a discernible plot. Essentially "experts" were handed something and none of them could form a logical conclusion of how to interpret it. I'm not surprised by that, especially with how some of these "experts" interpret and appreciate film.

I still love it, and I don't have to know why others do. And I can most certainly understand why one wouldn't like it.
 
2012-11-12 09:28:38 AM
Roger Ebert explains how David Lynch transformed a failed TV series into one of the great moviesfake lesbians scenes of all time. *FAPFAPFAP*.

/no really, making a movie that makes no sense is making a movie that makes no sense
//it doesn't make you an artist, it makes you high or stupid
 
2012-11-12 09:30:00 AM

simplicimus: As much as I love Tarantino films, I keep thinking what David Lynch could have done with the material. Heck, I like Dune in all it's incarnations, from David Lynch to Alan Smithee. Yeah, it's not the book, but whatever.


Are you intimating you'd like to see a Dune movie directed by Tarantino?
 
2012-11-12 09:31:06 AM

thecpt: I think its closed-mindedness to not understand his point of view.


It's one thing to understand it, it's another thing to consider it worthwhile. I understand the dietary point of view of my nephew who eats nothing but McDonalds chicken nuggets for lunch or dinner every day. Doesn't mean I think it's respectable.
 
2012-11-12 09:39:45 AM

sprawl15: It's one thing to understand it, it's another thing to consider it worthwhile. I understand the dietary point of view of my nephew who eats nothing but McDonalds chicken nuggets for lunch or dinner every day. Doesn't mean I think it's respectable.


That's completely different. I can respect someone wanting something that makes sense to them or provides them entertainment and a conclusion of sorts as films normally do. Lynch has even said that to him it makes for full story, but hasn't explained it. That's what certain people watch stories for.
 
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