Others here who dig the works of David Lynch as much as I do?
Most movies are junk in general, but he has really managed to do something interesting with the medium.
A guiding theme in his work is the nature of reality as being beyond good and evil.
Much like metal does in the aural medium, he infuses his work with a sort of visual distortion, which is then used as raw material for the shaping of expansive structures, that illustrate a process that moves and breathes underneath the immediately obvious: Through deconstruction of traditional storytelling and popcultural symbolism, he reaches towards pure mood, which is then applied as means towards the end of subconscious communication.
In Blue Velvet
we follow a young man who sets out on a journey through the darkness of desire to discover a meaning that transcends the boredom of surburban life. Opening scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvxuhzVl8Ys
In the TV-series Twin Peaks
he explores the subject of the 'hidden face'; Almost every character is two-faced, acting out of motives that obscure their true being, symbolically represented by the character of Laura Palmer, the beautyqueen, who maybe wasn't as nice and innocent as everybody thought, who is almost metaphysically omnipresent throughout the whole series, even though it she is and remains physically dead from start to finish. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3sjAq021I8
(don't know why it's in black and white).
In his newest, Inland Empire
, he went for pure subconcious communication through manipulation of symbols, dropping the traditional storyline entirely. A lot of people thought it was too much, but I found it brilliant - moving even, in a way I can't really explain. Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKi4Y5zl5qU
Any opinions on this director?