Personal Lynch Fest
Because it’s been a while for me, and because my lady still hadn’t seen some of my favourite living director’s films, I decided to curate a personal David Lynch film festival for us. We’re watching at least one film a week. Here’s what’s on the list so far:
- Elephant Man
- Blue Velvet
- Dune (not a great representative film, but we both wanted to see it again)
- Wild at Heart (similarly, not his best, but I remember it fondly – I saw it in the theatre as a teen)
- Twin Peaks pilot
- Lost Highway
- The Straight Story
- Mulholland Drive
- Inland Empire
- various shorts (he has quite a few, and I’ve seen barely any of them! Still figuring out which ones to watch)
A few of these are available on Netflix in Canada: Elephant Man, Dune, The Straight Story, and the entire run of Twin Peaks(!). There are Blu-Ray releases of some, but nowhere near enough: Dune, Blue Velvet, and a German box set that has Mulholland, Lost Highway and Inland Empire.
I will try and write up most of these films as we go. We’ve gotten through a few films already, and my writeups are lagging, so I wanted to post this part first.