One of our craziest and wildest creators deserves this type of deep dive.
I love to be able to read and hear works that summarize some of my favorite filmmakers. And the Pure Cinema Podcast delivers on all fronts. It includes cult films, filmmakers, stars and legends.
And I was delighted to see that you now have about seven hours to cover David Lynch.
Presenters Elric Kane and Brian Saur are delivering a two-part series dedicated to Lynch’s career eraser (1977) and ends with Inland empire (2006). It is a thorough examination of Lynch’s works and similar titles that resemble them in theme and tone.
I really enjoyed listening to them dissect Lynch’s career and talk about the films he made and almost made. Reading movies with layers like this takes time, so it’s great to have two parts. I would listen to the dissection of The elephant man alone. When I heard them cover topics of what “doing good” actually means in film, and the idea of what makes you a “good person” over traditional horror scenes, I had never even considered.
And that’s just part of the first part. Check out the second part here!
In the second part we hear a lot about that Twin peaks Universe and get into some of the more complicated titles in lynchography. I did not know it Mulholland Drive was originally a pilot. After ABC passed it on, he switched and transcendental meditation to dream the last 50 minutes of the movie. That’s why he saw him as a film instead of a pilot.
This is great stuff and an amazing walk through Lynch’s process.
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