‘We get such a kick out of looking forward to pleasures and rushing ahead to meet them that we can’t slow down enough to enjoy them when they come. We are therefore a civilization which suffers from chronic disappointment — a formidable swarm of spoiled children smashing their toys. ‘ – Alan Watts.
‘time is on my side
yes it is
time is on my side
yes it is’ – The Rolling Stones
18 hours of new David Lynch material….what more needs to be said? analysis is not required but necessary in the modern culture. we have to pore over every detail, understand what is happening, why it is happening but forgetting that one of the necessary states when taking in the work of one of the world’s more unique artistic voices should be…fear? confusion? disgust? amusement? boredom? anger? arousal?
i’m not telling you. decide for yourself. you are a grown up for goodness sake! sure, twin peaks can be whatever you want it to be but this way lies frustration, unhappiness, despair. it can only not be one thing…everything else.
An extraordinary recreation of the technicolor style late 60’s/early 70’s melodramas/horror films is a heady, strange and often hilarious tale of Elaine, a beautiful modern day witch searching for love in a glossy californian soap opera b movie timewarp. She casts her considerable spell on various men so that they will fall in love with her but she finds them to be somewhat wanting; they find her femininity overpowering, quickly surrendering their sanity and dignity and unable to see her as anything other than an object of desire and worship. Anna Biller’s film is a lush, mesmeric trip; a stylized battle of the sexes with a wicked sense of humour and through line of sincerity, offering a unique female perspective on love and desire through a distinct genre filter. the score alone is to die for; a lush ennio morricone meets krzysztrof komeda deal and the visual aesthetic of the film is like a mashup of rosemarys baby beyond the valley of the dolls and italian b movies. grade: B+