Thursday, September 14, 2006

Dwarfland

A long while back — May 13, 2005, to be exact — I was yet to graduate college, living in the Bath Street apartment and just learning about David Lynch’s latest film project, “Inland Empire.” It doesn’t seem possible that it’s taken more than a year for this movie to come into fruition, but I can finally follow up with more news.

Lynch screened his new work at the Venice Film Festival. Reviews so far lead me to believe that I will enjoy this film, even if the rest of the world thinks that Lynch is a one-joke guy who makes bad art films and has been making them — jokes or bad art films or both, depending on your taste in movies — since “Blue Velvet.” I love the guy, however, and frankly the small plot tidbits I’ve gleaned so far sound like the kind of surreal, escapist cinema that makes me happy.

The film, which stars Laura Dern and Justin Theroux, concerns the production of a film starring Laura Dern and Justin Theroux. The film-within-the-film is a remake, but only in the sense that the last time someone tried to film this story — some Polish folk tale — the two lead actors ended up murdered. So that, in a nutshell, plus the following:
  • Lynch vets like Harry Dean Stanton and Grace Zabriskie
  • Jeremy Irons
  • Talking rabbits voiced by Naomi Watts and Laura Elena Harring
  • Prostitutes doing “The Loco-motion”
  • Polish people, apparently
  • Close-ups
  • Head wounds
  • Red drapes
This makes me very happy.
[ link: the original "Inland Empire"-related post ]

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:34 PM

    i've been going through the old posts and they look good - but what is that weird secret page about?

    ~sandy~

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  2. When's it due in theaters, oh wise Lynchian one?

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  3. it's supposed to be in november, but they still haven't nailed anything down. i guess we'll have to wait and see. but is IS coming. and that's the important part.

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