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Old 12-17-2010, 11:42 AM   #8751 (permalink)
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Loved it. 5/5
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:42 PM   #8752 (permalink)
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^Really good film right there.
Yup.
I never get tired of watching it.

The background music goes amazingly well with it too.
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:05 PM   #8753 (permalink)
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awful. boring. not nearly as cool as it wants to be.
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:40 PM   #8754 (permalink)
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Any David Lynch fans here? Cos I'm lazy I'm just gonna paste something I put on another site.



Inland Empire - David Lynch - 2006

"This is a story that happened yesterday. But I know it's tomorrow."

I'm far from anything resembling a film buff and I'll fall flat on my face if I attempted a review ( I've usually forgotten key parts of a film 20 minutes after leaving a cinema), but I saw this last night and it compelled me like few others films. As much as I loved Mullholland Dr., I felt like I spent to much time getting my head around the plot strands and trying to understand the symbolism. To me Inland Empire was more tangible; Laura Dern is Nikki who plays Susan, in a remake of a cursed film in which she becomes consumed, and loses her sense of identity and grip on time and reality. On this premises, anything can, and should happen, and this allowed me to enjoy the film for what it was - an experience. A brilliant sensory and psychological experience. This is a Lynch master class. The lingering mystery in each shot, the tension created by the use of sound and stunning lighting, the way he captures Nikki's husband and the eerie old lady who insists "Brutal ****ing murder" in the film to actress Nikki/Susan, those ominous Rabbits. The scene set in a bright and breezy garden where a sexy, ice cold Nikki/Susan tells her love interest/co star (Justin Theroux) "all I see from this is blue tomorrows" is gloriously at odds with the tense tones of the rest of the film, and is strangely the scene I remember most. (I knew the bit with the 'Phantom's' hideous distorted Dern face was coming. Lucky really, cause there's a chance that I would have had a heart attack). The fact that it's got a casual film watcher like me talking about stuff like lighting speaks wonders for Lynch. The soundtrack is flawless too, the way an uplifting piece of orchestral music shifts into menacing drones as a new nightmare unravels. I haven't seen the labyrinth-like nature of dreams expressed so accurately before, and not a moment of these three hours felt wasted.

Laura Dern is stupendous in this, and like Roger Ebert said, her winning an Oscar for this performance('s?) would have been a fitting and fittingly twisted conclusion for Dern/Nikki/Susan. It seems like I've just come into this thread to gush really, but although I obviously like films, they almost always disappoint ( too much filler, cinematic clichés, clumsy exposition), but Inland Empire has burned into my conciseness and hinted at what films can do. *****

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Any David Lynch fans here?
Big fan here! INLAND EMPIRE is definitely Lynch's most schizophrenic film to date, maybe his brain turned into acid. But, really, it's a culmination of themes he explored in Lost Highway and Mulholland Dr., shifting, morphing, lost identities, lost paths, guilt, different views of reality, reality within reality, the role of Hollywood as a factory of dreams and nightmares etc. This is vintage Lynch actually, totally loose and intuitive. I see this film as a part of a trilogy with Lost Highway and Mulholland Dr. and I need to watch it again. There's just so much in there.
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yeah i love david Lynch,.....and Inland Empire is probably his best film....out of curiosity had either of you seen the short films with the "bunny" family prior to seeing Inland Empire?

thats a nice little review also
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I've yet to see Lost Highway. Now you've said it's similar to Mullholland Dr/INLAND EMPIRE I'm excited to see it. Saw too Blue Velvet recently, which is also great. Love how it starts of like just another film noir in a mundane suburban setting before becoming something completely different. Dennis Hopper was brilliant. I won't soon forget what unfolds in the scene where Jeffrey is hiding in the cupboard and he spies Hoppers 'sexual' antics.

Only other Lynch's I've seen are Eraserhead (which scared the **** out of me) and the first season of Twin Peaks, so I'm looking foreword to delving deeper into his work.
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yeah i love david Lynch,.....and Inland Empire is probably his best film....out of curiosity had either of you seen the short films with the "bunny" family prior to seeing Inland Empire?

thats a nice little review also
Thanks.

No I haven't seen them at all myself. Will seek them out though. Does it tie in at all with INLAND EMPIRE? Or does it have its own plot? Ok, plots maybe not the right word. . . .
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oh yeah....there is a dvd collection called "The Short Films Of David Lynch" and one of these films in particular ties in very much with Inland Empire....if you can recall the beginning of the movie(inland Empire)....there is an out of place sequence involving what appears to be a family dressed in rabbit outfits (like furies)?

that entire scene is a continuation of one of his early short films....which mind blowing to say the least....and in its own obvious yet surreal way ties in very much to the general idea and feeling if Inland Empire
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out of curiosity had either of you seen the short films with the "bunny" family prior to seeing Inland Empire?
No...I saw them after Inland Empire. They're really fascinating in that I can't stop watching them. I'm a sucker for anything absurd.

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I've yet to see Lost Highway. Now you've said it's similar to Mullholland Dr/INLAND EMPIRE I'm excited to see it.
Lost Highway is great, probably my favorite Lynch film. It's more sinister than Mulholland Dr., but also more compact and comes full circle (on many levels). It's also easier to follow than Inland Empire. Mulholland Dr. on the other hand suffers a bit from too many characters and plot lines that didn't go anywhere, probably because it was meant to be a TV series at first like Twin Peaks. Still a great film though.
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