[quote]Yeah i dont get this with people.
Seb does this with Kubrick. He saw two or three movies of his and is going around calling him an ‘idiot’ and what not. You’re doing the same thing Vic. (not calling him an idiot but overrated and etc.) Dont do that. At least respect the man and his unique way of trying to tell a story.
What does make a great director Vic? I understood nearly all his movies (Lost Highway and Mullholand Dr. are two that you have to understand) and looking back and thinking how he told the story you think ‘shit, this guy knows what he’s doing’.
Man Without Name: there is no flow in M Dr. I dont know what you concider to be flawed but if you get the whole point then the movie makes total sense.
All in all it boils down to taste. Im a bit dissapointed in you, Vic, coz ive been around these boards long enough to know that you have excellent taste in movies and directors (tarantino being only one of them). And for you not to like/understand/appreciate Lynch it just…doesn’t seem right.
Rent out M. Dr. If you don’t like it then just forget about Lynch coz u wont like none of his other stuff.
I didnt see Straight Story but thats one movie where there is no thinking involved…it’s only a straight movie. So watch that.
Also, I can’t believe you didnt like Twin Peaks!!! Most original tv show ever in america.
He’s more than just ‘great guy with guts’ … he’s an awesome director period. He’s dark, includes important themes in his movies, great characters, great dialogue, great stories, sometimes disturbing images (Eraserhead, Lost Highway etc.) but still a man which has built his own way of telling a story. That’s why he’s good.
I’m definitely gonna watch Mulholland Drive, I’ve heard great things about it so I’ll give it a try. But like I said, I’ve seen almost all his films and I just didn’t like most of them (Blue Velvet not included). I think Lynch is definitely one of those directors you either love or hate. Right now, I hate his stuff.
I do like all kinds of films from Charlie Chaplin silent films (the 1920s) to The Matrix (1999) and everything in between, but Lynch’s films are just too abstract and bizarre for me to actually enjoy watching them.
What makes a great or even good director to me is someone who can tell a story without being overly artsy and pretentious. When I watch Lynch’s films, its almost as if hes making the film up as hes shooting it. Just letting weird images from his thoughts and dreams find their way into his films.
Now, if you want to see some great films that are like this, but can actually form a story and pull it off, I suggest you rent some Brian DePalma films. DePalma’s films like Dressed To Kill, Obsession, Carrie, Body Double, Femme Fatale, Sisters, Snake Eyes, Raising Cain all are stories that sort of come from DePalma’s dreams in one way or another. Yet he can still create a fascinating and entertaining story around those images.