mlsstwrt wrote:I know this hasn't been developed yet but, if this is the direction this goes in, I HATE the idea of Laura as some sort of supernatural force, Bob's equal of sorts. I loved Laura because she was a human, a teenage girl, nonetheless who was completely and utterly over-matched but still ultimately didn't give in to Bob, even though it meant dying.
It's a really strange choice of the creators.
It's like if Peter Weir made a sequel to 'picnic at hanging rock' where Miranda appears on the planet Venus which is inhabited by singing otters. Hilarious, but not a serious resolution to the unsolved mystery.
I've just got to say, on that note. Whilst it can be fun to poke holes in director styles and it's fair game to say what you don't like about any popular culture,
I have probably been guilty of outright criticising the intentions of the creators at various points. Far be it for me to speak poorly of Lynch and Frost, who I still have tremendous respect for, and I wouldn't want to start a hateful movement in their direction.
I think we have to consider the possibility that neither Lynch nor Frost have deliberately made something which doesn't engage on many levels.
It may just be that Frost and Lynch gave this their all, but they just aren't as flexible and vibrant as they used to be.
It's worth remembering that we're not really dealing with your average director, who would have hundreds of films in their filmography, or writer, who may also have tens of scores of productions in their credits.
Frost and Lynch are niche auteur's who rose to fame from one great narrative over twenty years ago. Frost was straight off Hill st blues at the time, and brought that police drama enthusiasm with him. I'm the air was already a bit more on the nose, since then Frost has written a few conspiracy novels. Lynch meanwhile rose his success with a signature brand of surrealism, Mullholland drive and Wild at Heart showed what he could do at his height. His last movie, made aeons ago now, Inland Empire, showed a director losing focus on pulp fiction/Hollywood glam narratives, and become insular and introspective.
Making a film is a hard enough achievement for anyone. Making an 18 hour movie is ambitious beyond scope. The fact that Lynch and Frost have such unique histories allows them a freedom to explore, and to take risks where other, more rounded directors might know better.
Maybe it is wrong to criticise this show too much, we all had high expectations. But whatever is here, it might be worth considering that Lynch and Frost aren't out to mislead us, they most likely gave everything they have to create something entertaining and powerful.
If it turns out to be a lacklustre series at the end, well obviously people are going to express their genuine feelings. In the meantime, I'm going on to try and give the creators the benefit of the doubt, and get as much out if the next ten episodes as I can