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Re: INLAND EMPIRE
« Reply #75 on: September 07, 2006, 03:33:54 PM »
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I had a feeling that was going to be the case.  3 hours long, long shoot, no script, it just seems like it was designed to be his critical failure since Dune.
I still want to see the shit out of it though.
thats my feeling as well. 
Modage will hate this.
i'm going to go in with my mind at its most open.
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Re: INLAND EMPIRE
« Reply #76 on: September 07, 2006, 04:49:28 PM »
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Variety says it looks awful, but the photos I see in this thread are rather beautiful. I think that, for better or worse, it will have to be seen to be believed.

I think I'm going in the right direction by preferring The Guardian's opinion to Variety's, though.
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Re: INLAND EMPIRE
« Reply #77 on: September 07, 2006, 07:00:51 PM »
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The reviews that have been trickling in have been pretty negative. And while I don't ever trust initial reviews from festivals, they are something of a barometer of what to expect. Thus, I predict that:

Modage will hate this.
Neon will like/love it.
Pubrick will be perplexed, but will come to realize he loves it.
I will dismiss it, even as I admire parts of it.
you forgot one..

Hedwig will consider it lynch's best movie. i'm basing this prediction partly on the reviews (including the negative ones), interviews, "story" descriptions, the lack of script. i predict it will be the high point of the astonishing evolution we've witnessed lynch undergo as a filmmaker throughout his career. i also predict modage will really like it, and you will love it.

then again it's possible that
I just have too much blind faith/optimism for my own good
but i doubt it. predicting is fun.  :(

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Re: INLAND EMPIRE
« Reply #78 on: September 07, 2006, 07:05:10 PM »
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these reviews mean nothing.  i need to get tickets to the film forum the eigth though.  absolutely. 

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Re: INLAND EMPIRE
« Reply #79 on: September 07, 2006, 07:55:40 PM »
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I think my opinion is based entirely on that awful Avid thing - which, even if it's not a part of the film, became entrenched in my head as what a Lynch film shot on DV might be like. I really really hope I'll love it, but I'm worried that the grand peak of his evolutionary streak was Mulholland Drive, and that this will be nothing more than beating around the same bush ad nauseum.

But still, I'm full of hope, and full of envy for those of you who are seeing it in NY.

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Re: INLAND EMPIRE
« Reply #80 on: September 07, 2006, 09:32:40 PM »
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Pubrick will be perplexed, but will come to realize he loves it.
haha i don't know how you did it but i've just thought about it and you might be right. i'm not gonna read the reviews even tho it probably doesn't matter due to the nature of Lynch.

i didn't like the avid dvd either, the movie looked embarrassing, but i expect what lynch has been saying is quite telling: to forget what you think you know about video narrative and follow yourself into the film as if it's a completely open (GAPING if you will).. uh, ocean of dreams? i'm trying to use his terminology here. i think mully d stayed close to the shoreline compared to what this will be. in the same way that kubrick was a journey of day through night, i feel lynch becoming a story of land through ocean.

one more prediction: hedwig will overdramatize his review with too many adjectives in an effort to rebalance the thread pre-emptively, while everyone else will mostly not bother with any substantial review beyond "eh i liked it, i felt cold cos i was under an air conditioning unit, my hand felt warm cos i was sitting on it, i hav a slight cough and my throat itches. then i ate a burrito, i don't know why."
endless 'nothing is what it seems'-isms

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Re: INLAND EMPIRE
« Reply #81 on: September 08, 2006, 03:15:14 PM »
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I think my opinion is based entirely on that awful Avid thing...

i didn't like the avid dvd either...

Hmmm.  Was this a short you saw on davidlynch.com, his shorts dvd, or something altogther different?

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Re: INLAND EMPIRE
« Reply #82 on: September 08, 2006, 03:23:35 PM »
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I think my opinion is based entirely on that awful Avid thing...

i didn't like the avid dvd either...

Hmmm.  Was this a short you saw on davidlynch.com, his shorts dvd, or something altogther different?

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Re: INLAND EMPIRE
« Reply #83 on: September 08, 2006, 03:27:35 PM »
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Well, great.  I swear I did a search for this beforehand. 

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Re: INLAND EMPIRE
« Reply #84 on: September 10, 2006, 12:58:53 PM »
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fuck. all sold out. looks like plan b is in order.

see you all there with my snakeskin jacket and a handmade sign that stinks of desperation.
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Re: INLAND EMPIRE
« Reply #85 on: September 10, 2006, 02:38:19 PM »
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I'll be right next to you.

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Re: INLAND EMPIRE
« Reply #86 on: September 10, 2006, 02:49:34 PM »
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Re: INLAND EMPIRE
« Reply #87 on: September 10, 2006, 07:38:18 PM »
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fuck. all sold out. looks like plan b is in order.

see you all there with my snakeskin jacket and a handmade sign that stinks of desperation.

haha, fuck plan b, i pulled some strings and got a press pass instead! get to go backstage and everything!
The corpses all hang headless and limp bodies with no surprises and the blood drains down like devil’s rain we’ll bathe tonight I want your skulls I need your skulls I want your skulls I need your skulls Demon I am and face I peel to see your skin turned inside out, ’cause gotta have you on my wall gotta have you on my wall, ’cause I want your skulls I need your skulls I want your skulls I need your skulls collect the heads of little girls and put ’em on my wall hack the heads off little girls and put ’em on my wall I want your skulls I need your skulls I want your skulls I need your skulls

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Re: INLAND EMPIRE
« Reply #88 on: September 10, 2006, 10:36:23 PM »
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can i borrow your snakeskin jacket? i need to steal your plan b

unless someone here knows a way i can get a ticket, without paying a shit load of money

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Re: INLAND EMPIRE
« Reply #89 on: September 13, 2006, 01:41:38 AM »
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Negative reviews of a Lynch movie are about as relevant as A.O. Scott reviewing paintings. Most critics have no clue how to approach a Lynch film, let alone understand (I use that word loosely) or appreciate one. Lost Highway is a pretty good litmus test (note the 47% Rotten Tomatoes score), and it looks like this will get a similar reaction. A healthy majority of the thumbs-down critics will respond with infantile "it doesn't make sense" arguments, and we will ignore them.
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