Lynch Fan

I’m a Lynch fan who still has not seen Inland Empire“. I will.

Does “intuition” imply to “feel-think”? Stuff on poetry and Derrida below.

Fun excerpt from “The Evening Class” blog:

One fellow commended Lynch for the dream-like quality of his films, necessitating repeated viewings, and their Derridean sense where something is always off-center, unseen, but poetically pervasive. “That’s very beautiful,” Lynch thanked him (even though the audience groaned at the somewhat pretentious mention of Jacques Derrida), “and poetry is a great thing. Cinema is a language that can say abstractions. Like the right combo of words will conjure something magical, cinema has this way of saying abstractions. There are things that are communicated that can’t be said in words except by a poet and we feel-think these things, they’re so beautiful the language of film. You need a concrete story—you may not say that [Inland Empire] is a concrete story but to me it is a concrete story—holding a certain number of abstractions.” Lynch liked the word “Derridean”, didn’t appear to be that familiar with Derrida, but quipped, “You learn something new every day.”

–Continued at “The Evening Class” blog


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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.

4 Comments Leave a comment

  1. I interviewed David Lynch in 2005. I got to touch him. He is soft and slightly moist and has semi-transparent skin that’s like the wrapping of a spring roll in that you can see the contents inside but only faintly.

  2. Oh, I envy your not having seen Inland Empire because that means you get to see it for the first time. After I saw it, my first thought was that I wanted to see it again.

    In some ways, it is a movie about language and the foreignness of language(s).

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