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Published at: Aug. 27, 2011, 6:15 p.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

Exploring the warped mind of David Lynch as a teenager is something of a rite of passage. I have very vivid memories of seeing his films in the dark, dark hand-built space of the original Alamo Drafthouse and felt the way my high school druggie friends say they felt tripping to Pink Floyd. It was just different cinema that evoked very specific primal fears. When Bob crawled out from behind the dresser in Fire Walk With Me I just about ran out of the theater in abject terror.

Blue Velvet isn’t as scary as some of the tone and imagery in Lynch’s other films, but it is just as weird. Dennis Hopper is on another plane of existence in his iconic, filthy-mouthed performance of Frank Booth. He’s hilarious and threatening as all hell in the same moment. It’s quite a performance.

Everybody in the flick is great and today’s pic shows Lynch working with Isabella Rossellini during one of her musical numbers, perhaps even the titular song.

Hope you enjoy the pic! Click to embiggen!

 

 

 

If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at quint@aintitcool.com.

Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic gets ready for a surprise!

-Quint
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  • Aug. 27, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Fincher, Kronenberg, Lynch

    by BadMrWonka

    Man, Davids are weird.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 6:28 p.m. CST

    what a film

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    the only miss he ever had was Dune, and that's not all his fault. Fire Walk With Me is up there with Aliens as one of the best films i've ever seen. Sublime.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Can't decide between the two

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    Aliens for the rollercoaster and FWWM for atmosphere and emotion and shit-scariness. Then Night Of The Living Dead. Then Local Hero. After those it gets a bit hazy, but i'd imagine Spinal Tap and Dazed & Confused are in there somewhere, along with Animal House..

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Right on with "Local Hero"

    by ChaunceyGardiner

    Cool to see it on your list - I think that it is a picture that speaks to very specific people. We could probably have a convention. And it would be all types, from all walks of life. You just respond to it, the way you might to another person you pass on the street and overhear saying something really funny. Or watching a parent play with their kids. Just a real sweetness to it combined with a sense of absurdity.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 6:41 p.m. CST

    There's a candy coloured clown they call the Sandman...

    by ChaunceyGardiner

    Say what? Who thought that the Hardy Boys could help be the inspiration for such a strange and strangely accurate movie about America. (Comeing from one who loves what America is, and loves that he can call himself an American - even on our worst days.)

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Two.....weeeeeeeks.

    by Darkman

    Can't wait for tomorrow.

  • Damn Lynch looks young in that pic. Probably one of the top ten films ever made.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 7:27 p.m. CST

    badmrwonka

    by phifty2

    I've always wondered about this... What if David Lynch and David Cronenberg's hair got in a fight: Who would win?

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Blue Velvet is first and foremost a COMEDY

    by edmanger

    And a very funny one at that. Saw it again at an independent cinema recently, everyone was in hysterics, great time.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Tomorrows BtSPotD gets its ass to Mars.

    by phifty2

    Yeah I'm posting a lot but I'm about to have Irene shoved up my ass and may lose power for a bit. Plus the drinking. It's a bad scene man.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Still no Bluray of it.

    by KilliK

    THE FUCK HOLLYWOOD?

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    David Fincher is weird? since when?

    by KilliK

  • You're thinking of the tv series. In the film, Bob climbs in through Laura's bedroom window and into her bed all bent over and gravity defying and rapes her. A hundred times more creepier. But, good to see you're a Lynch fan. Blue Velvet is a rite of passage and in my Top 5. When it was first released on VHS in the late 80s my friends and I watched it religiously and used to fast forward to all the Frank Booth parts and follow his lines by shouting out in unison. My friend's Mom must have thought we were part of some sick fucked up cult. Good times.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Blue Velvet Blu-ray Preorder Announced.

    by KilliK

    FINALLY!: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Blue-Velvet-Blu-ray/20175/

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 8:18 p.m. CST

    This movie got me laid for the first time.

    by Nozoki

    Always a special place in my heart ( and pants ) for this flick.

  • Acts like he's never seen a kiss before!

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Beyond totally fucking demented...

    by 3774

    i adore Lynch. His work is pure existential terror for me. It puts me in the minority, but i hold Wild At Heart as his best, and hold it closest to my heart. And, my dog barks some.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Pedro Almodovar's would.

    by ChaunceyGardiner

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 8:34 p.m. CST

    pink_apocalypse

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Ya know, I sure do like a girl with nice tits like yours who talks tough and looks like she can fuck like a bunny. Do you fuck like that? Cause if ya do, I'll fuck ya good. Like a big ol' jackrabbit bunny, jump all around that hole. Bobby Peru don't come up for air.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Don't you fucking look at me!

    by rapscallion86

    Anyone else think Inland Empire is one of the most terrifying dread inducing films ever made?

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 8:47 p.m. CST

    rapscallion

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Inland Empire separates men from the little girls.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Roger Ebert's one star review

    by proevad

    still burns my ass. He was defending a lady's honor by trashing Lynch and the film, but still....it's time for him to let the film into his The Great Movies list--because that's what it is.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 9 p.m. CST

    SHUT UP!! IT'S DADDY YOU SH!THEAD!! WHERE'S MY BOURBON?!

    by blakindigo

    DON'T FUCKING LOOK AT ME!!

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 9:04 p.m. CST

    proevad

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Ebert has already made a 180 on Blue Velvet. He counts it among the Best of the 80s. And he did the commentary for the DVD. One of the reasons I respect him.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 9:11 p.m. CST

    What I enjoy most about David's films

    by proevad

    are watching idiots trying to make sense of them, and driving themselves crazy in the process--because of course, there are no answers. Some of these fan pages and essays over the years have been hilarious. Lynch puts our deepest fears and darkest dream imagery on film, like no one else ever has. There is hardly ever a Straight Story told in any of his movies. Just enjoy the ride and don't think so fucking much.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST

    the_choppah

    by proevad

    Thanks man. That's cool.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST

    from wacky director.....

    by Bouncy X

    ...to reacurring role on The Cleveland Show, now thats range. :P

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    *lol*

    by 3774

    Choppah, you're such a bastard. And i'm not going to whisper at you to fuck me. Glad to see that mentally, you pictured my dog. Even tho i have not TOLD you the type-dog which I have!

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 9:49 p.m. CST

    He put his disease in me.....he put his disease in me

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Beautiful abstraction

    by smudgewhat

    Lynch films, that is. Dark (and legitimate) primal fears and desires manifest in interesting dream imagery. There's always intent, it's never just random. But intent is not the same as fully comprehending what's being scratched at. Blah blah. Beautiful stuff.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 10:06 p.m. CST

    inland empire is 2/3rds interesting

    by smudgewhat

    The first 2 specifically, which I loved. Then it got too slow & far off the tracks even for lynch flick.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Do you know what a love letter is fucker??!!

    by IamZardoz

    Still think it ws Hopper at his best. He'll fuck anything that moves!!!

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 10:15 p.m. CST

    No, Bob comes out from behind the dresser in FWWM.

    by HypeEndsHere

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Mulholland Drive fucked me up.

    by Nerfee

    Who was that gnomic cowboy in the dead of night? Also, doesn't it really chap your ass that Paul Allen could clap eyes on Laura Harring on screen and say to his butler "Great knockers, bring them to me!"

  • -- sometime around '89 or '90 (back when Cons' were still referred to as "Star Trek Conventions"). Never being much of an autograph hound I suddenly found myself staring at a color 8x10 in the dealer's room of Dean Stockwell in BLUE VELVET as Ben. I knew at once that I had to buy it and try to get it signed by Mr. Stockwell. Cut ahead to me at the autograph area nervously requesting for Mr. Stockwell to please sign the photo with "Here's to your fuck", to which he of course refused but did oblige me by writing "You're suave". I also remember Dean being taken aback by the 8x10, exclaiming something like "Oh my God" upon seeing it.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Hopper's "Hoosiers" Oscar Nomination

    by Mike-El

    Was a make-up call for "Blue Velvet." No doubt.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 10:29 p.m. CST

    I Fucking Love This Movie. From The Second It Started.

    by Crow3711

    I hear things. About the ear. Bits and Pieces. Fucking hilarious and dark, and amazing. What a piece of cinema.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 10:48 p.m. CST

    No I want you to fuck it!

    by Rhuragh

    Shit, yes, pour the fuckin' beer! Hopper is so fucking over-the-top in this film. I just saw Blue Velvet for the first time a few months ago at the Siskel Center in Chicago. Fell in love with it instantly. Such a great film. Do it for Van Gogh, tb'ers.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 10:50 p.m. CST

    One of my favorite films of all time.

    by justmyluck

    I watch it once a year at least. It helped that I missed it's opening run and caught it a month-or-so later at a run-down art house cinema in a very remote part of the country - which maybe seated forty people max - adding to the indelible first-impression. The cinematography, acting and sound design are impeccable. BLUE VELVET teleports you into another world and cements itself into your psyche, which is the most you can ever expect a film to do. I really think it's one of the best films ever made.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 10:59 p.m. CST

    INLAND EMPIRE

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    the sequence at the end, with the phantom, and the face she sees smiling back at her.<P> I love the idea of a Local Hero convention!

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Blue Velvet's only flaw was that it didnt have any midget

    by KilliK

    talking backwards.HA.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Has Lynch retired?

    by Keith

    He appears to have done so.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 11:14 p.m. CST

    A friend of mine hated Lynch and his movies and

    by KilliK

    considered him a hack who was praised only because of the 'you dont get it,thus it is art' dogma.He insisted that Lynch didnt use scripts for his films,he just combined random scenes which were weird enough to make an impression but they couldnt tell a single,coherent story for everyone to understand it. My reply to him was always this: Lynch's movies are not about telling stories.they are about inviting you to their dark,bizzare dreamworlds,coming straight from Lynch's most amazing artistic mind. If you let yourself loose into those worlds,and embrace the unique experiences that offer,then eventually you will find the story you want to hear from the movie. Otherwise go watch a movie with a straight-forward storytelling.

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Lynch not retired...

    by FrankBooth93

    There's a new album of music coming out..he's been releasing music through his website..BV DVD coming out soon...a seminal idea for a movie is on deck.. www.dugpa.com will keep you in the loop..

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Let's drink to fucking!

    by FrankBooth93

    just had to say it :)

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 11:19 p.m. CST

    misterdarcy, no, he's doing music and music vids at the moment

    by justmyluck

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/50808

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Lynch on phone movie-watching...

    by justmyluck

    ... he suffers no fools! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcNLEwf2pOw

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 12:49 a.m. CST

    I like some of Lynch's work

    by Fremen

    His "Dune" is what got me interested in reading the book(s). I didn't like Blue Velvet. I only saw it once as a teen in the 80's, so as an adult, it might fare better. I'll give it another go.

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Let tits see her kid..

    by BookhouseBoy

    Feel a Twin Peaks marathon coming on. Hand me a donut...

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 5:08 a.m. CST

    So fucking suave!

    by Zardoz

    Great pic! I love "Blue Velvet"! I had the honor of meeting David Lynch a few years ago. I got his autograph on a giant poster of "Fire Walk with Me". I hope he comes out of retirement and makes another movie soon!

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 5:36 a.m. CST

    A little from column A. A little from column B.

    by tangcameo

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 6:16 a.m. CST

    Total Recall tomorrow?

    by thommcg

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 7:17 a.m. CST

    David Lynch, please come back

    by Lourdes Galan

    And make another movie. We need you

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Blue Velvet was superb.......

    by david starling

    .......And Wild at Heart is a sublime work of genius, for the fact that it is perhaps the best example of a twisted love story, my favourite David Lynch movie alone. And another mention - The Elephant Man has me in tears everytime I watch it. A damn classic if there ever was one. I'm sorry, but I cannot stand anything to do with Twin Peaks, its enough to drive a man to drink. And the less said of Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway, the better. If only he'd revisit his earlier days, there'd be an audience, and a very relevant time (NOW!!) to watch them.

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Mulholland Drive

    by proevad

    I actually think Mulholland Drive is his best film. Themes that he had been tinkering with in other films (mainly Blue Velvet, Lost Highway and Twin Peaks), rose up in Mulholland and formed into what I think was the perfect Lynch film. The underbelly of society. The slithering things in the dark corners of our minds. Your daddy really did want to sodomize you in your crib after he read you a good-nite story. No one is who they pretend to be. We are all twisted fucks who do beautiful, wonderful, miraculous things once in awhile. Not the other way around.

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Well dressed man

    by Ron's Jeremy

    You don't want a love letter from me neighbor!

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Love me! ..Love me!

    by UltraTron

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Does AICN not post news on the weekend?

    by jimmy_009

    Is this a new thing or am I just noticing it for the first time?...

  • Bill Pullman plays a man who was once a demon and a buddy to the devil himself. The devil grants him a complete human life as a musician with no memory of being a demon. Everything would have been fine but his wife cheats on him and decides to fuck him royally with a local mobster. The devil helps his friend get revenge after busting him out of jail. Lynch films are all completely straightforward. Duh

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Lynch's Greatest Mindfuck

    by Aquatarkusman

    The rated-G "The Straight Story." The last scene between Farnsworth and Stanton is about as powerful as I can remember. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meQFLvxTZ_Q

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST

    David Lynch Playstation 2 Commercials

    by spire_walk

    "I am the Wolfman" is my personal favorite. http://www.nathanieledwards.com/2010/11/david-lynchs-playstation-ads.html

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    choppah

    by phifty2

    Speaking of Jack, One eyed Jack's yearning to go a peeping in a seafood store!

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    nozoki

    by phifty2

    Now i would really like to meet the girl who gets turned on by watching Blue Velvet.

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Candy colored clown!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by phifty2

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Very well frankbooth93 here's to your fuck.

    by phifty2

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Martin my kids were near David Lynch too.

    by phifty2

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 12:03 p.m. CST

    That scene from Fire Walk With Me was scary but..

    by The_Credible_Hulk

    the Lynch moment that nearly made me shit my pants comes within the first 20 minutes of Mullolland Dr. (the scene behind the diner). Best jump scare ever.

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Re: moosemalloy

    by JAGUART

    Good Story.

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    DUNE

    by george_clooneys_ceasar_cut

    I wish Lynch would revisit this world. There is so much potential and wasted talent that a good new cut would improve upon. Or maybe Universal could just hand it over to the Criterion Collection and let them have at it. They let two Michael Bay films in, DUNE isn't any worse than those films. The spice must flow.

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    mike-el re:Hoosiers

    by A_Banned_Apart

    Blue Velvet" and "Hoosiers" (along with "River's Edge" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2") came out the same year. Hopper was nominated for two Golden Globes in 1987, for both "Hoosiers" and "Velvet", but got the Oscar nod for "Hoosiers". It wasn't a make-up, it was just weird Academy voting. I remember seeing Hopper on some television show, possibly "Entertainment Tonight" or one of the morning news shows, doing one of those segments where a reporter sat with him as the nominations were announced. When his name came up, while the reporter was congratulating him he kept repeating in apparent disbelief: "Hoosiers. I got it for Hoosiers...

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    I'll fuck anything that moves hahaha!

    by rapscallion86

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    =it was just weird Academy voting.=

    by KilliK

    nope.it was typical Academy voting.the weird thing would be if they had chosen him for Velvet instead of Hoosiers.

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Fuck Heineken! Pabst Blue Ribbon!

    by animatronicmojo

    I remember seeing this on opening night- american film, and our perceptions of reality, were forever altered. Blue Velvet is not a movie, it is a hideously beautiful mutation.

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    killik

    by A_Banned_Apart

    You are correct. After posting, I realized that I would have been more accurate referring to it as "the usual weird voting".

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Hieneken!?!?!

    by The_guy_in_the_rated_R_movie

    FUCK THAT SHIT! Pabst. Blue. Ribbon!

  • http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi775265305/ <p> Looks pretty interesting. It's not too often we get new ideas coming out of Hollywood.

  • horseshit, seriously, why don't any of these "writers" actually know how to write?

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Kubrick, Kurosawa, and Lynch

    by NeonFrisbee

    The three best and most important directors of all time. Btw, David, with all due respect, please stop fucking around with albums and TM meditation and start making a new movie. Thanks.

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Gotta agree with the_credible_hulk...

    by Grammaton Cleric

    The scene behind Winkie's in Mulholland Drive is terrifying. That scene builds and builds to a payoff you know is coming, but can't really anticipate even on repeat viewings. Mulholland Drive is far and away my favorite Lynch.

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 7:06 p.m. CST

    IN TIME is AWFUL

    by Winston Smith

    2/10 movie. Please don't mention it again. Fire Walk With Me (and Twin Peaks as a whole) is probably my favorite Lynch. Blue Velvet is great, but I could never get into Mulholland Drive.

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 10:30 p.m. CST

    firewalk best part:

    by IamZardoz

    looking in the security camera. Lynch makes interesting but hard to follow movies. That said, his version of Dune I always thought was pretty damn good and followed the book for the most part.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Lynch, like his movies, is an enigma

    by darthvedder81

    He's a master of creating mood and palpable weirdness but he's also a terrible director of actors with an utter inability to pull a sincere performance out of anyone (with the possible exception of "The Straight Story"). Weirdly and in a near genius way he uses this to his advantage. I kind of hate his movies but I can't turn away from them either.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Actually choppah...

    by The PimpDragon

    The scene Quint is referring to does happen in the film. When Laura goes upstairs to her room in the afternoon she (and the camera) creep around her bedroom door and she sees Bob between her bed and dresser. She screams and he stands up by the dresser and screams back. She runs out of the house and hides, seeing Leland leave her house, to which she can only scream "No. No, it can't be him." I believe it's the first time we see Bob in the film, but will freely admit it's been a while since I've watched it. Been on more of a Lost Highway kick as of late!

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Suave! Goddamn youre one suave fucker!".

    by ZodNotGod

    I never understood Ebert's review. Rossellini was a big girl, I'm sure she understood what she was doing. It's actually a very brave performance, surprised the Academy didn't jump all over it. Such a great, weird movie. Lynch has one of the keenest eyes. His DP on this is stunning.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Lost Highway is still his weakest...

    by ZodNotGod

    Right up there with INLAND EMPIRE which was wierd just for the sake of it and didn't have his trademark humor and visually, wasn't impressive. Love Lynch's DUNE. Even the author, Frank Herbert, loved that film.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST

    The stiff performances are on purpose, darthevedder81

    by NeonFrisbee

    He's making fun of "sincerity." The "bad acting" is intentional and part of the mood he's creating; like you're trapped in a surrealist nightmare version of a disposable 1950s drama.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    I'm always amazed at the acting in Lynch Movies...

    by jimmy_009

    David Lynch can get his actors to play so "off" to get that creepy vibe, and yet it never comes off as hammy or obvious like you'd expect. Like you said, neonfrisbee, it's like getting sucked into a bad dream. They way they pause too long, or look a certain way. It's not bad acting, it's freaking amazing. I often wonder how much he coaches them, or if he has a "So You're Going to Star in a David Lynch Movie" training video he makes them watch.

  • Did you say that on purpose? FYI It is a great movie.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 11:40 a.m. CST

    why is showing up naked in a movie Brave?

    by Knobules

    Freekin stupid to throw that comment on someone for taking off thier pants. So every pornstar is "brave" what crap

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    And Elephant Man is the saddest most heartbreaking movie ever

    by Knobules

    When Hopkins take Merrick home to meet his wife and she falls apart noticing what kind person he is in that mutilated body. Waterworks.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    by Brian hurtado

    Is that Dave Foley in drag?

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Is that Dave Foley in drag?

    by Brian hurtado

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Tomorrow's BTSPOTD needs to get it's ass to Mars...

    by Squinty CGI Flynn

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Wild at Heart was always my favorite Lynch film...

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    until I saw Mulholland Dr, which is his masterwork. I admit Inland Empire and Lost Highway are still difficult to make sense out of, but Mulholland Dr. Has a totally coherent story once you figure it out. As far as Lynch's direction of actors, Naomi Watts' scenes in the final 1/2 hour of MD, the non-dream scenes, are some of her best work. The scene at the party where Camilla informs her of her intent to marry Justin Theroux is heartbreaking, as is the whole movie when you understand it's meaning. Agree with everyone above about Elephant Man. No matter how many times Iv'e seen it, it always brings me to tears. Hopkins and John Hurt were definitely acting in that one.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    My favorite Lynch films...

    by frank

    include Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire, Lost Highway, Blue Velvet and Eraserhead. I am not sure which order I would put those in. Probably Mulholland Drive would top the list though. Terrifying movie. Amazingly good director. No other filmmaker can affect me emotionally the way Lynch can.

  • Though I have to admit I didn’t figure it out myself. As for Inland Empire, I’m not so sure. Anyway, I don’t think understanding exactly what is supposed to be going on in the later Lynch films is really that important for their impact. For me they are more about creating an atmosphere and allowing us to acknowledge the horror hiding behind the veil of everyday life.

  • Aug. 29, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST

    franks_television

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    Agreed. I was completely happy with Mulholland Dr. as an abstract film. However, it was so much more satisfying once I understood it completely. A buddy of mine and I figured it out after about a fourth viewing. I have my own interpretation of Inland Empire and Lost Highway, which has always been baffling to me, although I love them no less. I would love to hear your take on it.

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