Update: Harlem is not amused.
Twenty years after its opening, Grantland‘s Alex Pappademas takes another look at Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. I never understood the hate this film received. (Then again, I also liked Peaks’ much-maligned second season.) Sure, it’s a bit all over the place, but there are impressionistic moments in Fire Walk With Me — the trapped Leland monkey, the picture-within-a-picture, the phantom Bowie — that still frighten me for reasons I find impossible to explain, much in the same way some of the third act bizarroland suicide stuff in Mulholland Drive — the blue box, the creepy homeless guy, the little tourists — seems to bypass my brain completely and just frazzles my spinal cord. And what’s not to like about Special Agent Chet Desmond?
“‘As a David Lynch movie, I loved it,’ he said of the 1984 “Dune” adaptation by the famously trippy ‘Twin Peaks’ filmmaker. ‘As a “Dune” fan, I was not such a big fan.‘” Taken and From Paris with Love director Pierre Morel talks about his next project, Dune, and so far he’s saying all the right things: “I’ve been reading it over and over again – well, I’m 45 now, so for 30 years…[B]y the time I bought the sixth book I had already read the first one six times! So, I’m a hardcore fan.“
Thinking of having a picnic or a bizarre and unexplained transmogrification this afternoon in LA? On his website, filmmaker David Lynch offers a daily weather report in Quicktime. (Via Incoming Signals.)
So, that‘s what he’s been up to. Apparently, David Lynch has been shooting a film called Inland Empire, with Laura Dern, Justin Theroux, Harry Dean Stanton, and Jeremy Irons, for the past two years. “‘It’s about a woman in trouble, and it’s a mystery, and that’s about all I want to say about it,’ said Lynch recently.“