Sunday, October 21, 2012

Some Lynchian Thoughts

I watched Eraserhead for the second time a few days ago, and it got me thinking that...

1) people don't talk often enough how great Jack Nance is in it. Performances by male actors rarely move me as much as this one - those sad eyes just kill me.

2) people also don't talk often enough about David Lynch as a great actor's director, but the lead performances alone prove that he certainly is one: Nance in Eraserhead, John Hurt in The Elephant Man, Richard Farnsworth in The Straight Story, Laura Dern in Inland Empire (!) and - most importantly - Naomi Watts in Mulholland Dr. (!!!)... Okay, so Nicolas Cage in Wild at Heart doesn't quite belong in that list, but that movie was really Diane Ladd's, anyway:

3) I know you are probably very busy with your paintings and music and meditation and coffee, but I really really hope you will soon find the big idea you need to make another great film, Dave!

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