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nyff: lynch, dern and “inland empire”

nyff: lynch, dern and "inland empire"

Saw “Inland Empire,” David Lynch‘s latest, yesterday at a New York Film Festival press conference (the indieWIRE: Video clip includes press conference highlghts). Its three hours long…broadly generalizing, hour one is intriguing (and confusing), hour two somewhat inexplicable, and then hour three sort of ties things together in an intersting way. The movie, which Lynch vaguely explained is “technically” without U.S. distribution, started off as a sort of digital video experiment. In the iW clip above, Lynch and Dern (joined by Justin Theroux) discuss working in digital video, how the project began, and the surreal quality of Lynch’s work. Their remarks may explain the movie a bit, but not really…

[In her latest NY Times fest dispatch, Manhola Dargis calls the film a “must-see” of the festival,” praising it as “a spellbinding companion piece to his masterpiece, ‘Mulholland Drive'” and noting it was influenced by the work of Luis Bunuel, but Lynch counters that claim in his remarks captured in the above iW Video clip…]

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