That’s nonsense, I hate how everyone thinks that if you say you love Lynch it is only cause he’s supposed to be hype and watcing his films a cool thing and all, it’s not true. Yeah, there are these kind of people, I saw a lot of them when I was in a Lynch exhibition in Paris, there were his paintings and stuff, shorts also. A lot of phonies that call themselves his fans, really. It’s very obvious. I really didn’t even know what to think when I was there, couldn’t really understand whether I was like one of them or not, there’s this feeling. But to hell with that! It’s not like that. I really like his work, a considerable part of it I dislike, but the rest is awesome, like Twin Peaks (mainly season 1 though) or Blue Velvet or Eraserhead. I don’t go around bragging about that and acting like a Lynch-nazi. Not all are like that.
Lynch isn’t pretentious. Directors like Greenaway or Van Sant are pretentious. Damn, even Jarmusch is more pretentious than Lynch.