DAVID LYNCH CHALLENGE – WEEK 10 INLAND EMPIRE

This week marked the end of my David Lynch challenge and the viewing of the most recent feature film he has directed. Inland Empire is an intriguing film and one that truly summarises Lynch’s entire career. THE PLOT The narrative of this film is difficult to summarise; in essence it involves a female actress (Laura Dern) who is cast in the lead role of a film.…
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DAVID LYNCH CHALLENGE WEEK 9 – STRAIGHT STORY

This weeks film is one that I had no previous knowledge of (which is surprising for someone such as me) and therefore it was one of the rare occasions that I could enjoy the film without any expectations. Straight Story is the only feature film which David Lynch directed and did not receive a writers credit; it is also based upon a true story which is a nice thought.…
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DAVID LYNCVH CHALLENGE WEEK 8 – MULHOLLAND DRIVE

This week I must apologise as I watched the wrong film… The eighth feature film directed by David Lynch is Straight Story, however due to a mishap with me accidentally looking at his writers credit when going to watch the film I accidentally watched Mulholland Drive! Mulholland Drive however is an astounding film.…
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DAVID LYNCH WEEK 7 – LOST HIGHWAY

This weeks film was Lost Highway, a film I had previously seen whilst drinking and had little memory of apart from the bizarreness of the storyline. Re-watching the film was an intriguing experience and the film is enjoyable in a way that only David Lynch can provide.   THE PLOT The film has begins following a saxophonist through his day to day life, before he randomly morphs into a younger mechanic.…
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DAVID LYNCH CHALLENGE WEEK 6 – TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME:

Firstly I must apologise to my readership for posting this a day late; there have been some problems beyond my control that prevented me from posting on time but oh well, on with the review. This weeks film is one I have been looking forward to since the start of the challenge.…
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DAVID LYNCH CHALLENGE – WEEK 5 WILD AT HEART

This weeks film was Wild At Heart and was once I was looking forward too as I knew it contained Nic Cage going crazy and doing Elvis impressions (something which sounds fantastic).   THE PLOT After being released from jail young lovers Sailor (Nicolas Cage) and Lula (Laura Dern) run across the country whilst being pursued by Lula’s mother and variety of strange goons.…
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DAVID LYNCH CHALLENGE, WEEK 2 – THE ELEPHANT MAN

This week’s film is the Elephant Man which contains John Hurt in one of my favourite performances on film. THE PLOT Partially based on true events the film follows a Victorian surgeon (Anthony Hopkins) who rescues a deformed man (John Hurt) from a freak show and teaches him to live with disfigurement.…
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DAVID LYNCH CHALLENGE WEEK 1 – ERASERHEAD

So after successfully completing the Year of Hitchcock challenge I’ve decided to set out on a new one in which I watch every feature film directed by David Lynch. I chose David Lynch for a variety of reasons; firstly because of a planned trip to Europe I needed to find a director who had made 11 films (allowing me to holiday for a few weeks without watching a film) and secondly because he is a director who is notorious for making strange, weird films and one of whom has greatly influenced in my own life in many ways.…
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