Monday, January 15, 2007

Inland Empire

Saw it, don't know what to make of it yet. Mulholland Drive and Eraserhead make intuitive sense if not coherent sense, but I would need another viewing or two (no small commitment) to see if any of the three hours worth of loose threads here coalesce into anything at all. I will say that Lynch would seem to be seriously running out of gas with some of these themes - shifting identities, Hollywood - if he still didn't mine them so vividly. I attended the sold-out screening at the AFI Theater in Silver Spring last night w/ Lynch in attendence. Nothing particularly new came out of the audience Q & A (except for the story of Georgia the cow), although someone asked Lynch what music he was listening to and he mentioned Au Revoir Simone, which led to him describing the scene from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure from which the band got their name. That was surreal.

No comments: