Lost Highways: Two Big-Screen Journeys into Darkness That Drove Me From the Theater

Lost Highway

I can't explain this: On two occasions in the last eight months, I’ve walked into Seattle’s Varsity Theater on a Tuesday night during an unexpected cloudburst and bought a ticket to a critically acclaimed motion picture, only to march right back out of the theatre about 70 minutes later.Yes, that whole description fits both situations.I cannot explain why the circumstances — the location, the night of the week, the weather — were so strangely similar. I can, however, say that my patience … [Read more...]

It was twenty years ago today…

It was twenty years ago today... … [Read more...]

David Lynch Lecture in Germany Goes Bananas

There's nothing unusual about David Lynch lecturing about transcendental meditation. He does that all the time.But watch what happens during his lecture in Germany.This is very unusual, and a rather shocking development in Lynch's career... and in the history of filmmaker lectures. … [Read more...]

Adam Walter on “Inland Empire”

My friend Adam Walter shares my enthusiasm for David Lynch's Twin Peaks and for several of his films. Nobody's been more excited than me about the new boxed set of Twin Peaks DVDs... except Adam.Adam and I both had the privilege of attending a special screening of Inland Empire at the Cinerama a few months back, with Lynch in attendance. It was great to see Lynch and witness his fascinating Q&A session afterward. But the film left me rather boggled, not to mention exhausted.Adam, h … [Read more...]

Lynch, God, Termites

I just had to chuckle over this abrupt shift from one question to the next in The Stranger's interview with David Lynch... The ideas of good and evil as portrayed in your movies lead me to ask if you believe in God.For sure. But… I do, but it’s probably not a man on a throne.My 9-year-old read me this from a magazine yesterday, and I thought of you—the fact that the weight of all the termites in the world is heavier than all the humans. But you never see them, they’re under the surface … [Read more...]

Lynched in Seattle

"We are like the spider. We weave our life and then move along in it. We are like the dreamer who dreams and then lives in the dream. This is true for the entire universe."- a quote from the Aitareya Upanishad, read by David Lynch before introducing Inland Empire to a Seattle audience On Wednesday night, I took a seat in Seattle's magnificent Cinerama theater and braced myself as David Lynch took the stage in front of the city's biggest screen.He welcomed us, and then announced that … [Read more...]


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