Inland Empire (new Lynch)

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  1. MrScissorhands

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    An update on David Lynch's 'secret new project' Inland Empire.

    http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=8349
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    http://www.darkhorizons.com/news05/050816c.php

    Quote : "It's an experimental film for Lynch, so it is hard to say how it will go."

    An experimental film for Lynch ?! I thought the man's 'regular' movies were already pretty damn experimental... what's this going to look like if the man himself is going to start experimenting ?

    Kyle MacLachlan apparently makes an appearance. :up:
    Who knew you'd ever see 'Kyle MacLachlan' and ':up:' in the same sentence ?


    What do you think ?
     
  2. Galactus

    Galactus Devourer of Worlds

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    If Lynch, of all people, is starting to "experiment", I for one don't have much hope for understanding the movie. If I dare watch it... ;)
     
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    l dunno bout experimental...that guy didn't seem to know much. How could he tell it was an experiment? But, ''twin peaks-like mystery" is enough for me.
     
  4. green

    green fear is the mind killer

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    Premiere at Venice Film Festival :

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/06/AR2006090600844.html

    Venice honors David Lynch
    By Mike Collett-White
    Reuters
    Wednesday, September 6, 2006; 11:34 AM

    VENICE (Reuters) - Understanding director David Lynch's films is never easy.

    But with his new picture "Inland Empire" the master of mystery and the macabre is more impenetrable than ever, prompting a journalist to jokingly ask after his mental health.

    In his latest collaboration with actress Laura Dern, Lynch, who receives a Golden Lion lifetime achievement award from the Venice Film Festival later on Wednesday, blurs the boundaries between one story and the next, and between dream and reality.

    Nearly three hours long, the most obvious plotline centers around the making of a movie and how the lead actress fears the wrath of her husband when she has an affair with her co-star.

    But where that story begins and others, including one set in Poland, begin, is impossible to tell.

    Asked if the film was supposed to make sense, Lynch told a news conference following a press screening: "It's supposed to make perfect sense."

    Lynch relies heavily on the score to create tension and atmosphere, and the movie features a series of claustrophobic scenes following characters down darkened corridors and fearfully entering darkened rooms.

    Lynch was in no mood to help journalists fathom the film's meaning.

    When asked to explain the appearance of three actors wearing rabbits' heads, one of whom stands in the corner doing the ironing, the 60-year-old replied: "No, I can't explain that."

    Another reporter asking about a different aspect of "Inland Empire" was told:

    "I really would like to be able to explain, but the film ends up being the explanation. That's what's so terrible about press conferences. It's all about the film, not about the words."

    And in reply to a question about his wellbeing, he said: "Thank you for asking. I'm doing really well."

    KING OF WEIRD

    The director of cult classic like "Eraserhead," "The Elephant Man" and "Mulholland Drive" and a television series that spawned a generation of copycats -- "Twin Peaks" -- suggested audiences tend to try too hard to find exact meaning in his work.

    "You should be not afraid of using your intuition and feel, think your way through," he said. "Have the experience and trust your inner knowing of what it is."

    Lynch explained how he launched into his latest project without knowing exactly what he wanted to do next, and Dern, who has starred in previous Lynch movies "Blue Velvet" and "Wild at Heart" called the experience "unique."

    "We worked over the course of about 2-1/2 years and each day was a different direction, each day was a different idea because we did not have a script we were following," she said.

    Lynch added: "Little by little by little it started revealing itself."

    He stressed the importance of sound in making a picture, and attacked the now common practice of dubbing over films after they have been shot on camera.

    "Cinema to me is sound and picture rolling along together in time and it's so important, the sound, how it goes with the picture, how it marries.

    "I think that this dubbing of pictures has got to end. It ruins the picture, completely and totally ruins the picture."
     
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    green fear is the mind killer

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  6. Antonello Blueberry

    Antonello Blueberry Inglorious bastard

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    I've seen it at the Venice Film Festival. I'm one of the many who, while fan of the director's past work, suffered through the three hours of grainy digital delirium.
     
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    green fear is the mind killer

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    Would it have been better minus an hour?
     
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    I'll read about this movie and it sounded interesting.

    The only "experimental" part is the fact that he doesn't like using "artificial" sound in movies...sound effects like door creeks and whatnot.

    So they filmed all of these things and are using the real sounds from the studio...so when someone jumps on screen, they are literally startled during filming.

    I think it's a unique idea and I want to see if it works well or not.
     
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    I'm not too pleased he decided to insert his "Rabbits" short films into "Inland Empire". They were self-indulgent tripe, more like a Lynch parody than anything he'd actually make himself... I'm a HUGE Lynch fan, but I can't say I'm looking forward to this one. Among many other things, I admire his films for their disturbingly beautiful visuals... now he's filming with digital video? The kind home movies are made with? F**k that!

    I saw an interview with him last night and he wasn't making too much sense. And not in the cool "Lynchian nonsense" way either... He was struggling to explain the influence of Zen-Budhism and positive energy streams on his film while relating it to the comedy of W.C. Fields. Even he looked confused as to what he heck was doing...

    I mean, I'll encourage this guy through a LOT, since I absolutely adore most of his work, but this is just starting to sound boring and obsolete. I hope I'm proven wrong!



    david lynch... a man and his cow

    http://www.defamer.com/hollywood/david-lynch/david-lynch-and-the-cow-the-video-213927.php
     
  11. Antonello Blueberry

    Antonello Blueberry Inglorious bastard

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    They're probably the only enjoyable thing in the movie.
     
  12. Assassin32

    Assassin32 Or: Ronin Iscariot

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    That trailer was great.
     

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