BGate wrote:Well, Lynch didn't direct the movie. There's no way he wanted that info out there before The Return aired.
I disagree. Did you see the movie? DKL makes a little wire sculpture and then very deliberately sets it directly on top of the notepad for the camera to do a close-up. He was in the frame, he chose the spot he put the thing down. He knew exactly what he was doing.
It does strike me as relevant to the speculation that security was uncharacteristically lax on the night they shot the final scene at the Palmer house (IIRC, DKL himself was even waving to fans...and maybe even chatting? Trying to remember the posts. That seems a lifetime ago). It's almost as if DKL decided to "leak" two of the more significant/telling scenes of the show because they really mean very little out of context anyway. One of my favorite reviews said TR is unspoilable -- even seeing the show itself can't spoil you.
claaa7 wrote:Wasn't The Art Life a beautiful film btw? There were so much insight into who DL is as a human being and as an artist. Much better than Lynch 1 imo.
I do have a soft spot for Lynch 1 because INLAND EMPIRE is one of my favorite films, and it's such a unique opportunity to see raw footage of DKL on set directing (as opposed to brief glimpses in an EPK). But the choppy editing makes it a pretty challenging watch. The Art Life certainly does a better job of summing up the man and the artist, as you say. I saw it months ago and still smile thinking of little anecdotes like DKL at the Dylan concert, or the scenes of him playing with Lula. You really do get the sense that he doesn't get out much when he's not working, tho'.