Recent posts tagged David Lynch


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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