…These “rabbits” are up to no good.

…this actress is in a great deal of trouble. The kind of trouble that is hard to explain. As she tells the man in the suit, bloody screwdriver in hand, “…and, this is the kind of crazy shit I’m talkin’ about!”

Yes, David Lynch’s experimental cinematic masterpiece has come out on DVD in the US, Canada, the UK and France. It really must be seen! …and the extras so totally rock! Cooking lessons from Mr. Lynch! Odd directing moments forever captured on film! …what is it that he is whispering to Laura Dern as he directs her!?!? I suspect he is directing her with such comments as “blue” “green” “blurry” etc. Or, at least this is what I’d like to believe. The creepy short of the ballerina (which I think must be an outtake from the film itself. And, over 75 minutes of unused footage which Mr. Lynch has edited together. Confusing, funny, scary and totally unforgettable! Art! …and the Valley Girl Locomotion!


August 15, 2007. Uncategorized.


  1. Pakipoptart replied:

    Are there really valley girls in this movie?

  2. matty03 replied:

    PakiPopTart – Yes, I think so. Or, at least, I think this is what we are supposed to think. They are awesome!

  3. Kevin replied:

    I’m lost.

  4. pakipoptart replied:

    I will have to watch it then! Looking forward to it!

  5. matty03 replied:

    Oh, Kevin! Don’t get lost in the Inland Empire! That could be quite bad. Actually, it is my theory that the Inland Empire is the film company in which poor Laura Dern gets so lost in her role she goes insane. …just my theory. It can all mean so much — and, so little.


    It’s like that.

    It actually looks even better on a TV monitor than it did on the big screen. …as it was filmed on digital vid cams from BestBuy…

  6. matty03 replied:

    Pakipoptart – Oh, I hope you like it. David Lynch is not everyone’s cup of tea. He is mine, tho. And, this was my fave film of 2006!!! …well, I guess it is second only to MRS PALFREY AT THE CLAIRMONT.

  7. Dessie replied:

    It’s on my DVD rental list following your recommendation – along with The Fountain 😉

  8. matty03 replied:

    Dessie! Oh, I can’t wait to hear what you think of both films! We really enjoyed THE FOUNTAIN — it didn’t do too well in the US, but I thought it quite effective.

  9. ing replied:

    Oh, do you think David will marry me if I show up wearing our (his and mine, I mean) bracelet? Do you think he’s going to propose? Should I wear a white dress? I am a virgin. Well, my heart’s a virgin. Okay, it’s not. I never looked good in white anyway.

    Do you think he loves me? Do you believe? Can it be true, Matty?

    O, come Saturday will I have a husband at last?

    I know that you and Ginab won’t come to our wedding. I’m going to ask the rabbits to perform the ceremony. It will be a spectacle. You’ll read about it in Variety, I guess.

    I feel like Di must have felt at one point, long ago. . . Am I the victim of a vast conspiracy? Or am I just truly happy for the first time in my life?

    Virgin Records, here I come!

  10. matty03 replied:

    Ing – Wait. My heart’s a virgin, too! It ain’t never been tried! …and, Ing — I never cry! I never cry! But, back to the topic at hand. Yes. I think Dave will marry you. But, I worry that you’ll not be happy. Seems to be a bit more than just obsessive. Actually, I think he could be crazy like so many great artistes are! And, his home appears to be all chrome and metal. But, he makes a mean dish of something in a very set amount of time!

    Still. I think it worth it to go to Virgin! If it doesn’t work out with him you might get a shot at his fave film hottie, Justin!

    Ing — David actually made/crafted Laura’s screwdriver!!!! …but, why?

  11. ing replied:

    Don’t ask why! David is an Artiste. He has a vision.

    And, I hope, a maid to polish all of that chrome. I love him, but I’m not planning to spend my life buffing away fingerprints.

    I wonder if he’ll make ME a screwdiver, too, or if there’s something even more won’drous in store. . . A yurt, perhaps?

  12. Kevin replied:

    I think I need a screwdriver … or a rum and coke … to make it through these comments.

  13. Daniel replied:

    David’s vision seems to have such sharp edges. Poor Laura cut herself on it, I believe.

  14. matty03 replied:

    Ing – You’re right. Mine is not to ask why. Mine is not to ask why. It is Mr. Lynch’s world — I simply move about within it. If there is a yurt in it for you — I’m thinking it will be an existential yurt.

    Funny, tho. I heard you’d clean Mr. Lynch’s chrome any day. Or is that Beck’s chrome?

    Kevin – Is that what goes in one of those drinks? My old college friends lied to me. My scredriver was in a sort of pipe that was lit and then inhaled. I don’t remember much else.

  15. matty03 replied:

    Daniel – I so love that description of the film and her performance in it! Awesome!

  16. Old Cheeser replied:

    I think I’ll have to rent it out. I did really use to like David Lynch in the days of Twin Peaks (can you do a post on that one please Matty?!) “Inland Empire” looks totally weeeeeird and confusing but then that’s what we’ve come to expect from Mr Lynch, nowt new there!

    As long as this one doesn’t have a mutant baby whose body is accidentally cut open instead of its nappie, I’m happy. That has to qualify as one of the most disgusting, flesh-crawling moments ever in screen history.

  17. matty03 replied:

    Cool Old Cheeser! I hope you like it! It is strange. Try not to think of it as a narrative film. Try to think of it as stepping into a piece of odd art and just let the flow of it take you in. It is quite disturbing. It is also funny. I love it. If you do like it, you’ll love all the extra features — particularly “More Things That Happened”

    …It is so interesting. People either find ERASERHEAD to be horrific or funny. I am in the camp that laughs. To me, that is a sick comedy about a man’s fear of growing up — and, fear of fatherhood.

    I used to so love TWIN PEAKS! …at least for the first season. And, I adore the feature film prequel, FIRE WALK WITH ME — like walking into an Eward Munch painting. But, I don’t think I’d have much to offer about it. His work is hard to discuss on the page — for me, anyway.

    Some call his work surreal — but I think that — scarily enough — there are more ties to our dreams and to films like his to reality than we want to accept.

    I’d love to see what you would write about TWIN PEAKS!!!

  18. Dessie replied:

    I loved Fire Walk With Me. Steve tried watching it with me, completely couldn’t fathom it, bless him. I tried to explain what the fire was and why she wished it would walk with her, but he had glazed over by then. Le sigh.

  19. matty03 replied:

    Dessie – Yes, David Lynch is not for everyone. I’ve noticed that FIRE WALK WITH ME is sort of a polarizing work, too. I just love it. And, I really love INLAND EMPIRE. …played loudly!

  20. Pants replied:

    Ooo! I’ll have to watch this with my mommy and daddy! On second thought, it might be a better idea to watch this one alone. 🙂

  21. Pants replied:

    Ps. Utah is weird. I met a trendy hipster type guy over the weekend who has a tail. Yes, that ever awesome twirly piece of hair at the nape of the neck. I miss California!

  22. matty03 replied:

    Pants! …I watched it the other day — it is creepy to watch alone. …but your parents will probably never forgive you. Actually, Utah seems like it might be a little David Lynchian! …hmmmm. hair tails on men in 2007. Not a good thing. You be careful over there, missy! We miss you, too!!!!!

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