I’ve met David Lynch several times and he’s a great person to talk to and to hear talk. I wonder though, will he ever make another film or was “Inland Empire” the end? (even though technically there was a doc called “Lynch” that many believe he directed under a pseudonym that came out after Inland Empire)
I know he’s said he’s done with “film” (Empire was shot on video) and has moved on to music but is there at least a possibility of another Lynch film/movie?
After the tedious MULHOLLAND DR. and the even tediouser INLAND EMPIRE, I can’t say I care.
Probably. Whereas I do not follow Lynch too closely anymore (get tired of his whole transcendental meditation thing), he seems to have achieved that enviable amount of artistic success and recognition where he can essentially do whatever he pleases, so that if it strikes his fancy to make another movie, then probably it will be, whereas if he’s not feeling up to it, he may just tinker around with something else like more Flash animations or music videos or something.
Good question, and one that’s been on my mind recently. INLAND EMPIRE was unlike anything I’d ever seen, and really made me feel he was just at the beginning of his work. I’m excited to see whatever comes next.
Actually, he just directed a concert film for 80s band Duran Duran. This probably doesn’t mean much, but I think he’s mired in a lack of funding for his projects, which limits his ability to get things off the ground. None too subtle jabs at the industry in Mullholland and Empire.
He directed a short last year.
duran duran thing was a webcast, no? he has notoriously bad taste in music. his favorite band is rammstein
i’ve often wondered what direction he could possibly take after inland empire. it’s hard to imagine
What’s so bad about Rammstein?
umm…nothing? sorry. lol
What about Lady Blue Shanghai?
:O it’s the purse from kiss me deadly! seriously a very strange ad. thx for the link
Last thing I heard was news about some transcendental meditation doc he was working on. I hope he returns to films, his recent music is pretty bad.
I like the music. Though it’d be amusing to actually hear what his voice sounds like without any processing. Anyhow, that ‘Good Day Today’ song is probably stupid, but it is nevertheless deliriously infectious for me.
In addition to this Duran Duran business he also just produced some animations that played behind Interpol at the Coachella Festival.
Is actually a short named “I touch a red button” http://youtu.be/3AC1RR6DxKA
I can’t say I care.
Yup. I didn’t know he was a Rammstein fan, how sad. He reminds me of the artists of the Dadaism movement. They were artists that tried to create anti-art, except occasionally they created really beautiful art. In a way like Lynch. I just find myself uninterested in his films most the time.
I’m a Rammstein fan.
Do you hate me?*
(*Get it? GET IT?!!)
Hey, thanks for the link. I had only heard vague things about the film, hence my peculiar characterization of it.
Interesting that at this point in his career he does something so conceptually and functionally similar to Six Men Getting Sick.
Probably. Although it’s possible that he’s going to stick to his website being the the primarily portal into his work . . . and the coffee.
Well, he made a coffee commercial:
He is one of my favourite filmmakers, so I certainly hope so!
Nothing else in the world would thrill me more than the prospect of another feature film from David Lynch.
he wasn’t doing a film with disney?
Didn’t Lynch say somewhere that film will be dead in a few years if nobody explores the unconscious? Link to that interview anyone? I’ve been looking for it. I guess that was a few years ago already, so maybe film is over.
Never say never – whether it’s Jay Z, Ric Flair, Peter O’Toole or Lynch, in show business retirement (stated or implied) means nothing. Until Lynch is dead and buried I’d say it’s likely he’ll get back to filmmaking at one point or another – the article Alex posted seems actually promising. Lynch has a critical stature and mythology thats basically unparalleled in modern cinema, and in certain circles he’s close to a household name. Someone will throw money at him and an idea will come along, hopefully at the same time. People might also begin to tire of his extra-curricular activites also. So I’d say more likely than not that he will.
That means I have to see “Dogtooth”
I think he’s pretty much the greatest filmmaker alive, so I’ll basically watch anything new he makes at this point. I really don’t care what it is, but hopefully he’ll find that connecting idea at one point or another.
Hopefully he’ll pull a Terrence Malick and cease his moratorium, but hopefully he won’t take 20 goddamn years to do so.