The longer David Lynch’s absence from feature filmmaking continues, the greater his legacy becomes. That, at least, is one takeaway from Touché Amoré’s video for “Palm Dreams,” which shows clear signs of having been influenced by Lynch’s “Mulholland Drive” — the consensus choice of a great many critics and cinephiles for the best film of the 2000s. Watch the video below.
The song itself hardly strikes the same mood as Angelo Badalamenti’s synth-laden score for the film — or, for that matter, even Linda Scott’s “I’ve Told Every Little Star” – but the actual video, with its palm trees and shots of a confused-looking woman roaming the streets of Los Angeles in a blonde wig, are can’t-miss callbacks to Lynch.
The writer/director has only made one film since “Mulholland Drive,” 2006’s similarly nightmarish “Inland Empire,” which means that the long-awaited third season of “Twin Peaks,” which airs next year on Showtime, will be his first work in the world of film or television in more than a decade.