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David Lynch Narrates ‘Curtain’s Up,’ a Short Film About Cinema, Ideas, and Meditation — Watch

"Cinema is a language. It can say things, big abstract things."

David Lynch Curtain's Up

David Lynch may never make another film — his most recent, “Inland Empire,” was released in 2006 — but at least he’s still narrating them. He’s done that with “Curtain’s Up,” which comes from Stella McCartney, Case Simmons, and his son Austin; like much of Lynch’s extracurricular work, the 10-minute short explores his thoughts on the creative process, among other things. Watch it here.

“Cinema is a language. It can say things, big abstract things, and I love that about it,” Lynch says as the short begins. “Some people are poets and have a beautiful way of saying things with words, but cinema is its own language and so you can express a feeling or a thought that can’t be conveyed any other way. It’s a magical medium.”

Lynch also ruminates on the ways in which painting inspired his love of film, how ideas are like fish, and his love of transcendental meditation (TM). “Maybe enlightenment is far away, but it’s said that when you walk toward the light, with every step, things get brighter,” he says. “Every day, for me, gets better and better, and I believe that enlivening unity in the world will bring peace on Earth. So I say, ‘peace to all of you.'”

Lynch most recently co-wrote and directed all 18 episodes of “Twin Peaks: The Return,” earning dual Emmy nods for doing so.

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