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Hardly Essential

  • Jul 13, 2011
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Shot over the course of two years in 2005 and 2006, this video documentary presents a non-linear record of filmmaker David Lynch's personal and professional activities during that time. Lynch paints, sculpts, addresses his website subscribers via webcam, celebrates Bastille Day, tells several entertaining anecdotes (of course, a few of these are culled from his disconcerting years in the cesspool of Philadelphia) and explains his personal approach to art and its relation to his practice of transcendental meditation. He's also shown scouting locations, preparing sets, recording sound and shooting his three-hour video feature, Inland Empire.

It's a bit surprising to see the iconic filmmaker occasionally infuriated by ineptitude and depressed by his own lack of direction, but to watch him surmount these obstacles to realize his weird and unique vision is all the more heartening. Lynch's enthusiasm is truly inspirational for any sort of artist, and his advice is invaluable. We're shown too little of his interaction with his performers (Weronika Rosati and Laura Dern, among a few others), and that's a pity - Lynch is as much an actor's director as any other.

Although it's well edited, the Super 8 stock on which this was shot has yielded distinctly unphotogenic results. There's not much here that Lynch fans don't already know, which is unfortunate, as they're the only people who are likely to take much of an interest in it.

If you're a Lynch devotee, this is worth a rental or broadcast viewing. Otherwise, you'll probably be wasting your time.

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