Finally got around to seeing Lost Highway recently. It was great.
When I saw that film for the first time, I was totally into the first story. It was a perfect example of why I love Lynch. But then Bill Pullman pops up in jail and the rest of the film ruined what was a good chapter. Just like how the Matrix sequels ruined the first film.
Watched Scott Pilgrim last week, along with Inglourious Basterds, both for the first time. Loved both of them.
Scott Pilgrim was such a bad movie. It's pure poser geek shit.
Chungking Express and 2046. I'm really digging Wong Kar-Wai's style.
Chungking Express is one of the best movies ever made. And when you read about the making of the film, you wonder how magic can be made so instinctually. WKW is the real thing. He also takes a ton of mushroom and other hallucinogens before making a movie. That is what a true artist should do before getting to work, the artist needs different perspectives on the material, so as to not create poser shit like Scott Pilgrim which wants to be that film.
If you're having trouble understanding Lost Highway, reading this
might help you a bit, particularly about Goethe's version of the story. There are some definite parallels. Note that the character of Mephisto (the devil) is usually depicted as wearing white, kabuki-like makeup in theater/film adaptions.
You're seeing more into the material then was originally envisioned. Robert Blake asks for Lynch's direction on how he should look (all this over the phone), and Lynch tells him "surprise me". And so Blake (without thinking about on-stage Mephisto) went all crazy (because he is) and showed up on set like that, and Lynch loved it. Unless the script hints at what you said, which can also be true, but from what Blake said on Tom Snyder's show (when Lost Highway was released), it was all made-up on the spot by Blake, he just used what was around his home.
I finally saw Beverly Hill Cop. I've thus had the theme song
stuck in my head.
You'll love the sequel. It's Tony Scott's best film.
But skip part 3, it was shit.