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HALFBORN: An Inland Empire Analysis

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Reply #180 on: February 20, 2019, 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


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Reply #181 on: February 20, 2019, 03:34:34 PM
Wow thanks for the kind words! And I agree. Inland Empire is so clearly and overwhelmingly spiritual (about spirits and spirit worlds) that it shouldn't even be a debate. Makes me wonder how much of this sort of thing is in his earlier films where I may not have realized. Twin Peaks The Return made this interest of his even more obvious.

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

Hmm I will have to check that out.
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Reply #182 on: February 20, 2019, 03:44:06 PM
Currently reading Room With A View To Dream (I swear I hadn't even drunk when I fucked that up) and it's there from the beginning. Jack Fisk says the levers he pulls in Eraserhead represent karma. And it was in those years of making Eraserhead he first got into TM.
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Reply #183 on: February 20, 2019, 06:08:24 PM
Yes he said Eraserhead was his most spiritual film because that's when his clown suit of negativity started to dissolve with all the TM. Regarding the spiritual aspect I find Lynch helps me a lot to understand the quite heavy Theosophical and Eastern mysticism that can get quite dry when you read about it, but then seeing it played out with a narrative - it can help so much with the comprehension. Especially when it's quite heavy stuff.
The thing with Laura Palmer and the Angel of the Presence and the Dweller on the Threshold (is that what Sue BLue's doppelgänger is?) are very interesting to me. Currently about to start reading Dion Fortune's Psychic Self Defence and have been reading the fabulous theories on the 25yearslater website - especially the Electricity Nexus recent ones about the Buddhist idea of universes existing in pairs, and Twin Peaks being an example of this (being like the infinity symbol that Jeffries gives) with the material world at one end - co depending on the non-material dream/lodgespace at the other (maybe a bit like two soul twins in Inland Empire being a two parts of one unified whole).

Funny how a TV program/ film can affect us this much huh? :)

There is a good vid on YouTube with Lynch talking about creativity and meditation (abut half an hour long) and he draws this road map of the soul with the 'surface level life' most people - well everyone really - is living - the illusion so to speak, at the top, and the he draws out and labels how TM takes a person down into the Unified Field where everyone is One (as in Laura is the One) - and he draws comparisons with the scientific molecular stuff with the subjective spiritual stuff side by side on the paper with his big chunky marker pens. What a dude.

I hear he is doing some collaborative projects with Flying Lotus at the moment.


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Reply #184 on: March 22, 2019, 11:36:59 AM
Hello everyone. Longtime lurker here. I've really enjoyed this entire chain of discussion as well as Jeremy's thorough analysis. I'm just wondering whether anyone have any thoughts on this theory. The idea that Lost Girl is the only "real" person seems to make a lot of sense:

https://plisskensmovies.blogspot.com/2015/03/inland-empire.html