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David Lynch / Re: David Lynch Interviews
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on June 26, 2018, 02:01:50 PM »
No, David Lynch Didn’t Actually Praise Trump

Lynch is not politically sophisticated. That much is clear from the list of political figures he's supported: Reagan, Obama, Bernie Sanders, Gary Johnson. I'm not going to attempt to sugar-coat his idiocy around these issues. He's an old man with some old-fashioned views, and like many old men, the part of his brain that deals with politics is withering away. The fact that he supported Bernie while believing in libertarianism ("I still would lean toward no government and not so many rules") means he has absolutely no idea what he's talking about.

(I think that Vice article does reach a bit in defending him, btw.)


Here's the actual quote from the article that started all of this:

He is undecided about Donald Trump. “He could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much. No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way.” While Trump may not be doing a good job himself, Lynch thinks, he is opening up a space where other outsiders might. “Our so-called leaders can’t take the country forward, can’t get anything done. Like children, they are. Trump has shown all this.”

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/jun/23/david-lynch-gotta-be-selfish-twin-peaks


And Lynch's subsequent clarification:

Dear Mr. President,

This is David Lynch writing. I saw that you re-tweeted the Breitbart article with the heading – Director David Lynch: Trump ‘Could Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents in History.’ I wish you and I could sit down and have a talk. This quote which has traveled around was taken a bit out of context and would need some explaining.

Unfortunately, if you continue as you have been, you will not have a chance to go down in history as a great president. This would be very sad it seems for you – and for the country. You are causing suffering and division.

It’s not too late to turn the ship around. Point our ship toward a bright future for all. You can unite the country. Your soul will sing. Under great loving leadership, no one loses – everybody wins. It’s something I hope you think about and take to heart. All you need to do is treat all the people as you would like to be treated.

Sincerely,

David Lynch


https://www.facebook.com/davidlynchofficial/posts/1800909923291220
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David Lynch / Re: David Lynch Interviews
« Last post by jenkins on June 26, 2018, 12:14:58 PM »
goddamnit

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This Year In Film / Re: You Were Never Really Here
« Last post by cronopio2 on June 26, 2018, 09:02:47 AM »
this is very very good. to me it worked as a thought experiment on how to re-represent violence's devasting/not-fun aspects in a society increasingly accustomed to it in audiovisual forms. agony and suffering have always necessary subjects in art, but their aestheticization is more problematic than ever.
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This Year In Film / Re: The Incredibles 2
« Last post by cronopio2 on June 26, 2018, 08:53:04 AM »
the first incredibles has some of the best production design and art direction in the action genre (it's my favorite pixar film), and this one has good parts of that , but it's really odd now when disney/marvel/star wars villains give a lecture on manufacturing consent.

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Other Media / Re: Overwatch
« Last post by KJ on June 25, 2018, 08:38:40 PM »
The new hero teaser made me excited! So it's Hammond, which is a tank, who can turn into a giant ball or something? What is going on in that video...
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Character Motivations in "Boogie Nights"
« Last post by Fuzzy Dunlop on June 25, 2018, 07:48:05 PM »
He's young and not terribly bright so it's hard for me to imagine him having anything like a plan, but I think Eddie wants to be as close to the bright lights of Hollywood as he can get. While I'm sure they had discos in Torrance, as Jack mentions, no one from showbiz would be caught dead there. The Valley and the porn industry booming there at the time was a lot more glamorous than anything going on in his neighborhood, maybe not as A-level as actual Hollywood, but certainly a step up for him.

Its possible he tried to get jobs in the more legit clubs but was turned away from being underage and unskilled, and Maurice was the only one who was unjudgmental and unscrupulous enough to hire him.

I'm also not sure if its entirely accurate to say that he didn't want to be in porn. At that time, porn was being shown in theaters and people would go there on dates, it was close to being mainstream, so being a porn star maybe just seemed like a legit avenue for him along with making it as a movie star/rock star whatever. He seems to know that his one special thing is actually his cock and that's his ticket out of Torrance, so he leans into it.

His shyness at the beginning is, to me, a sign of his youth and uncertainty, and makes him more likeable because he's sweet and dumb and doesn't really have ulterior motives. He knows he's got something special but has no idea whether he can hang with the pros. He may also be guarding himself a bit around Jack, I'm sure its not the first time an older man has tried to invite him into his car or whatever, and he's not sure what he's actually comfortable doing just yet. More than anything, it gives him somewhere to go in the movie, it makes his journey to full-on egomaniacal coke monster that much more interesting.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Character Motivations in "Boogie Nights"
« Last post by wilberfan on June 25, 2018, 07:16:09 PM »
This has always seemed rather unambiguous to me: his home life is extremely toxic and he's doing everything he can to spend every waking moment away from this mother. I don't know that he got the job at Hot Traxx in Reseda because he thought he could make in-roads, as much as it was probably the last place on earth his mom would ever poke her head in.


I'm becoming persuaded to that line of thinking.  I watched the sequence again today, and I think what's thrown me off all this time was the serious eye contact that Eddie is throwing Jack.  For some reason I read that as Eddie recognizing him and giving him a signal to meet in the kitchen so Eddie could try and make some inroads.   But now I think it's probably just Eddie sensing Jack's eyes on him and thinking he can work his side hustle again that night.  Of course, this is the first time we're meeting these characters.  We're not really sure what either of them are up to.
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News and Theory / Re: What Films Are We Watching?
« Last post by polkablues on June 25, 2018, 07:08:24 PM »
Finally got a chance to watch Sebastián Silva's "Magic Magic," the better half of his 2013 "Let's fly Michael Cera down to Chile and shoot some movies" duology. I do not suffer from paranoid schizophrenia myself, nor do I have direct experience with it, but I'm pretty sure nonetheless that this is one of the better cinematic portrayals of it. Certainly better than the cartoonish approach of "A Beautiful Mind," and much more restrained and convincing than Lodge Kerrigan's massively overrated "Clean, Shaven" and "Keane." There are some really savvy cinematic storytelling techniques at play, though it never once feels showy or ostentatious.

This is to date the only movie I've seen that fully utilizes Michael Cera as an actual actor more than a screen presence (while also taking full advantage of the somewhat off-putting nature of said screen presence). And the fact that we're not constantly talking about Juno Temple as one of the great actors of her generation is some serious bullshit. She's fearless and she's honest, beyond anyone else I can think to compare her to, and that's everything I ask for out of an actor.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Character Motivations in "Boogie Nights"
« Last post by swopula on June 25, 2018, 07:04:52 PM »
This has always seemed rather unambiguous to me: his home life is extremely toxic and he's doing everything he can to spend every waking moment away from this mother. I don't know that he got the job at Hot Traxx in Reseda because he thought he could make in-roads, as much as it was probably the last place on earth his mom would ever poke her head in.
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The Small Screen / Re: Joe Pera Talks With You
« Last post by jonas on June 25, 2018, 04:27:38 PM »
Great call on the "Look Around You" comparison, much agreed.
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