Recent posts tagged David Lynch


Towards A More Nearly Perfect Elevator Pitch

Being able to sum up your own stories succinctly isn't an insult to their complexity. It means you understand what they are really about.


Dune (1984) [2021 review]

The mere fact that David Lynch's Dune was made at all, and in the Hollywood of the early 1980s to boot, is something of a miracle. Would that it was a better adaptation of the source material, or just a better movie, period.


Maybe We Shouldn't Have 'Heroes'

Why this business of personal heroes may well be a bad idea.


Inkblot Tests

On interpretation: "The experience of grappling with the thing is what makes it interesting."


I Did It My Way Dept.

How to figure out if your way is in fact a dead end.


Critical Mass Dept.

On the art of the hatchet job, and on negative criticism generally.


The Style And The Substance Dept.

The skin of a story, and what lies under it, in SF and elsewhere.

Only Connect Dept.

"... real talent manifests itself not in a writer's affectation but 'in the exactness of his observation [and] the justice of his situations.'"



Eraserhead is best seen, not described. And yet, in the fifteen years since first seeing David Lynch’s first feature film, thanks to a tape from a local rental place, I’ve tried to do just that over and over again for...


Dune (1984)

Here's a dichotomy for you: As entertainment, or an adaptation of a novel, or anything vaguely resembling a watchable movie, Dune just plain sucks -- but as some kind of freaky '70s-throwback movie-art head-trip experience, it's only paralleled even moderately...

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