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JJ's avatar

Why am I supposed to care about David Lynch movies?

Asked by JJ (29points) November 10th, 2006
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andrew's avatar
I never got them either.
andrew's avatar
I hated Mulholland Drive.
JJ's avatar
fer real. what self-indulgence!
andrew's avatar
Though I've never seen Twin Peaks... and I hear great thigns.
Sandeep's avatar
anh, twin peaks is ok. it's not all that it's cracked up to me. hated Mulholland Drive.
Ormolov's avatar
Forget anything made after Elephant Man. If you don't care about Elephant Man, stop watching film.
bob's avatar
Why are you supposed to care? Well, hmm. I don't know. What I like are the amazing weird moments -- in Mulholland drive, the woman singing/lip-syncing who collapses; in Lost Highway, the scene where the mystery man is in two places at once and has Bill Pullman call him; the tailgating scene in Lost Highway. Are the movies pretentious, self-indulgent, sometimes incoherent, and intentionally impenetrable? Yes. Some people like that. I don't. But I think there are particular scenes that are really exciting.
hossman's avatar
I think part of the "Lynchness" of Lynch movies is he clearly doesn't care whether you care. Or he wouldn't pull some of cinematically masturbatory crap he throws into a lot of his work.
burlapmellish's avatar
What makes you feel that you're 'supposed
answerMovies's avatar

You should read the movie reveiws on his movies. Just go to the advanced search and type in his name.

kruger_d's avatar

I’ve been trying to follow Twin Peaks for the first time this winter. It just seems like a kooky soap opera. I get a kick out of the really cheesy music and melodrama. But I really don’t care about any of the characters and that’s pretty deep flaw in any story. I general appreciate a weird or dark sense of humor, but I see no humor at all in this.

theredjawa's avatar

Because he is a genius! I love everything he has ever done.

skeh0138's avatar

I don’t see any reason why you should, unless you find something compelling about them why waster your time?

mrjadkins's avatar

You are not supposed to care. I think you can add John Waters to this list as well.

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