David Lynch

To me, a mystery is like a magnet. Whenever there is something that’s unknown, it has a pull to it. If you were in a room and there was an open doorway, and stairs going down and the light just fell away, you’d be very tempted to go down there. When you only see a part, it’s even stronger than seeing the whole. The whole might have a logic, but out of its context, the fragment takes on a tremendous value of abstraction. It can become an obsession.

David Lynch

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Thurman Dalrymple, Jr.

When Twin Peaks aired I was drawn to the series because of David Lynch’s way of telling the story. That program has stuck with me for over 21 years. Watch it some time.

Ian Nicholson

I’m not one to hate, and if David Lynch has got his films up then good on him, but I just don’t understand why people make a big fuss over him and his films. I can hear the far-left arty-types screaming ” Oh, but he’s such a visionary!”. I simply do not agree. If making films that are terribly self-indulgent to the point of boring the audience is ‘visionary’, you can keep it.

I get that his hard-core fans will pretend to understand what his films mean – and to those kinds of pseudo-intellectuals, that’s his appeal.

Does anyone else think the films of David Lynch are a bit of a case of the ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’?

Ian Nicholson

That said, I thought he did a pretty good job with The Elephant Man!

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