There are so many things you have been writing about... and so many I might write about. But I do want to keep my first post here short and ask a very particular question to all of you who liked it.
Cause I didn't like it and I think I know why: there has not so far appeared one single character that I would care about. (I mean, yeah of course there were some nice ones, like Hawk, but their appearances were very brief - I might potentially
start to care about them but two hours have passed and they haven't actually done
anything yet). Conclusion: I don't see ANY human drama there. We can name particular things we like and things we don't, the acting, the visuals, the mood, the (lack of) music, the amount of Lynch in Lynch etc.etc. But my question is: do YOU see the human drama there? Do you find a character that makes you care (not because of sentiments but because what you actually saw last night)? My answers are: no and no. And I'm very curious what some of you might say about it... hope someone will
OK, I shouldn't write more at this moment but later I will NEVER find these quotes again so here we go:
Pöllö wrote:This is not Mulholland Drive. This is a straight up mesh of Eraserhead and Inland Empire.
While I do see quite a lot of Mulholland Drive, I absolutely agree. As far as inspirations and associations are concerned it is for me:
40% Inland Empire (alas, without a character like Laura Dern's)
15% Mulholland Drive
10 % Twin Peaks (the last scene)
5% Lost Highway (the guy who remembers things his own way...)
mlsstwrt wrote:Having slept on it I feel even more disappointed than I did last night. (...) The whole thing felt to me like it didn't have a soul, it was just empty and flat. I was too confused last night but today I'm not going to equivocate and can say that I flat out hated it.
My best friend watched it with us... you sound just like him... he was devastated. As he was leaving, he said something like: "I thought I'd be able to die in peace after I'd have seen the come back of Twin Peaks. And now I can't even die properly!". It was hilarious and depressing at the same time.
Chester Desmond wrote:Lynch replaced him with an electric tree with a talking mango head...
We named it an Easter tree with a potato head. Whatever. I'm pretty sure that it's the worst thing Lynch has done since the European pilot ending. Nah, it's the worst ever.