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David Lynch / Re: HALFBORN: An Inland Empire Analysis
« Last post by KatKatKat on Today at 03:16:17 PM »
Hi Jeremy I just wanted to say thank you for your write up of inland empire: ever since I was little I always felt that you could be split off from a part of yourself. Before I read your interpretation I felt somehow like I felt something was speaking to me in a familiar voice yet I couldn't understand - and when I read about your half born theory it made me feel like everything was now articulated. Lynch communicates on a really deep level that transcends our trivial surface life. It matters more how we journey in ourselves through in this life than how we solve the puzzle is of a film. Meditating on how a dream made us feel is of more value and use than just looking in a dream dictionary. Being able to discuss and infer is also fun and interesting and Thank you for articulating it so well - it almost fly like you were speaking to me personally. I don't understand why people would assume there to be no spiritual element to lynch's work, he knows what's underneath all the surface level shizzle and can see the wide vistas. I find it so enriching. Thanks again and if possible would you be able to find the English translation of the polish phone call interruption from MTTH clip with Nikki on the floor and it ends with 'There's something here'? Cheers Kat, England
The Small Screen / Re: What shows are you watching?
« Last post by wilberfan on Yesterday at 11:58:34 PM »

Presented by world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough (Blue Planet II, Planet Earth II) and executive produced by Emmy®-winner Mike Gunton (Planet Earth II), Dynasties follows five of the world’s most celebrated but endangered animals, as they do whatever it takes to survive and protect the next generation.

Dynasties will focus in never-seen-before detail on one particular family from each species per episode, as they play politics, fight battles, make alliances, launch take-overs, battle rivals, and win family feuds:

Emperor penguins in the frozen wastes of Antarctica
Chimpanzees on the edge of the Sahara in Senegal, West Africa
Lions on the savannahs of Kenya’s Masai Mara
Painted wolves on the floodplains of the Zambezi river in Zimbabwe
Tigers in the jungles of Bandhavgarh, India
Dynasties will tell the unique and emotional stories of some of the greatest families in nature, as they face unforeseen challenges not only from their rivals, but from changes to their environment, and the impact humanity has had on our fragile ecosystem that will ricochet throughout generations.

After just one episode, I'm astonished by the camera work and editing--and Shakespearean storytelling.  And David Attenborough is practically a World Heritage Site all by himself, isn't he?
Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Official RADIOHEAD thread
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on Yesterday at 06:51:52 PM »
Great thread --
Something I've yet to see mentioned, and it ties into the UFO light flash + Paul mentioning the film has shades of sci-fii: Harmoniums, as well as being musical instrumentz (featured in Junun, too!), are a species in the caves of Mercury
Other Media / Re: misc book thread
« Last post by Robyn on February 18, 2019, 05:55:11 PM »
No like really, Bruno K. Öijer has been my favorite author for the last 6 years... I borrowed my old teacher's  copy of Öijer's collected poems, and   carried it in my bag like a bible for three years, before he got really anxious about it and wanted it back, just so he could give me my own copy of it as a graduation present. Now I feel like I will carry Bolanos poems as a bible for at least the next three years.
Other Media / Re: misc book thread
« Last post by Robyn on February 18, 2019, 05:41:16 PM »
Wait, what is this thread about? I was trying to found a book thread. I have written about 30 pages in my notebook tonight. Bolano inspires me.
Other Media / Re: misc book thread
« Last post by Robyn on February 18, 2019, 05:37:52 PM »
I am reading two different books by Roberto Bolano atm. Whores who kill (don't know the english title`?) and The Unknown University. I have cried several times during the last couple of days, he's my new favorite author, like he reminds me so much of other authors I enjoy, I have seen several things straight out lifted from this,  it's crazy that I haven't discovered this until now... i have read The Savage Detectives before btw.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Quirky delights in Punch-Drunk Love... discuss them here
« Last post by wilberfan on February 18, 2019, 03:27:52 PM »
Have we paid any notice to the "Punch-Drunk Love as a Retelling of the Superman origin story" notions?   A twitter thread I became aware of today:


[edit]  A fan theory that's apparently at least 5 years old:   https://www.reddit.com/r/FanTheories/comments/1ws7g6/pt_andersons_punch_drunk_love_is_about_superman/

[edit]  I guess the original expression of this fan theory was about 7 years ago: 
The Small Screen / Re: What shows are you watching?
« Last post by Sleepless on February 18, 2019, 02:09:22 PM »

I'm not familiar with the novel or previous adaptation(s) so went into this completely fresh and unknowing. It was good. A very modern period piece and plenty of questions left unanswered. Would recommend.
Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: any ryan adams fans?
« Last post by Reelist on February 18, 2019, 12:53:44 PM »
Mandy Moore is on WTF today, where she talks about her marriage to Ryan Adams