A blonde actress is preparing for her biggest role yet, but when she finds herself falling for her co-star, she realizes that her life is beginning to mimic the fictional film that they’re shooting. Adding to her confusion is the revelation that the current film is a remake of a doomed Polish production, 47, which was never finished due to an unspeakable tragedy. –IMDb
David Lynch grew up as a Presbyterian. David Lynch spent his childhood throughout the Pacific Northwest and Durham, North Carolina depending on where his father’s job as a research scientist for the Department of Agriculture took him. His mother was an English tutor whose parents immigrated to the United States from Finland in the 19th century. David Lynch attained the rank of Eagle Scout and, as a teenager served as an usher at John F. Kennedy’s Presidential Inauguration. David Lynch took courses at The Corcoran School of Art during his high school career at Francis C. Hammond High School in Alexandria, Virginia. He enrolled in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for one year (where he was a roommate of Peter Wolf) before leaving for Europe with childhood friend and contemporary artist Jack Fisk. In 1966 he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA).
While enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) he created the visual work, Industrial Symphonies… read more
The most turgid and dense film of Lynch's career. It has a plot, or, rather, a driving idea: the inexorable unravelling of a curse. Many scenes are stand-alone, but many, surprisingly, fit in. Psychosis--blurring life with actor's character--is the means by which the curse is fulfilled. Otherwise Laura would never have killed at film's end. Or is it a 'dive within', and through acting she finds her true self at last?
It becomes really good and fucking insane when you give Inland Empire second or third chances. I was watching this movie for the second time last night, and holy shit, what a nightmare, I can't sleep afterward because the BRUTAL FUCKIN MURDER, woops, I don't like this kind of talk.
As in so much of Lynch's work, what drives this is a sense of how terrifying it might be for a woman to be the object of fantasy and lust. It's a unique and I almost want to say quasi-transgendered perspective that Lynch brings to what he calls "the world's longest running history plays": the woman whose beauty awakens possessiveness. Film is an obsession that is made to seem partly real; Lynch is always honest.
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Everyone takes notice when David Lynch releases a film, and this is no exception.
What’s probably so great is that the scope is so vast and unpredictable. For the massive 180 minutes duration… read review
To this day, no film has affected me to the degree Inland Empire has. It took me hours to shake off my initial reaction—a seamless mixture of confusion, intense fascination, and even fear. As of this… read review
On the whole I agree with what is being said before me. The film felt spot-on for me only sporadically
- and Eraserhead is my #1 favorite film. Though the film does achieve, in discreet moments… read review