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January 09, 2007

"Inland Empire" and TM

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Weirdo genius auteur David Lynch has a new digital-video experiment, "Inland Empire," making the rounds of the arthouses. (Haven't caught it yet myself.) Here's the official site, where you can find the film's release schedule. Wikipedia's entry on the film is informative if a little spoiler-ridden. From the trailer, "Inland Empire" looks a little "Twin Peaks," a little "Lost Highway" ... like a handheld version of what Lynch has already done a half-dozen times. Still, I may go see it anyway -- I do love Laura Dern, who I find both passionate and hilarious ...

These days, Lynch sometimes seems to be more interested in Transcendental Meditation than in filmmaking. Here's his TM foundation. I notice that Lynch will soon be making TM-proselytizing appearances (with the folksinger Donovan, also a TM buff) at Lincoln Center, at the Kennedy Center, and at L.A.'s Kodak Theatre. Lynch also has a new book out discussing meditation and creativity.



posted by Michael at January 9, 2007


Handy links, glad you posted those. I'm not expecting too much from this film, but Lynch is one of those interesting mad geniuses who sometimes hits a vein gold before veering off into nonsense, isn't he.

Posted by: Alice Bachini on January 9, 2007 5:12 PM

Not only am I looking forward to seeing "Inland Empire" -- I also just got the audio version of Lynch's book, "Catching the Big Fish."

Posted by: Paul Worthington on January 10, 2007 2:40 PM

Mr. David Lynch certainly knows how to do ballyhoo.

He's also my favorite weatherman.

Posted by: Brian on January 10, 2007 2:54 PM

Here's my review:

Bottom line: It's the "King Kong" of art house surrealism -- unfortunately, that's the Peter Jackson version of "King Kong."

Posted by: Steve Sailer on January 10, 2007 3:25 PM

Lynch recently promoted Dern's bid for an Oscar nomination by sitting on Hollywood Blvd in a lawn chair with a giant movie poster and a real live cow. You can find videos of it on YouTube, of course.

Posted by: the patriarch on January 11, 2007 12:08 PM

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