Day 2


I won’t pretend to understand David Lynch’s work as a whole. You certainly have to accept the dream-logic that permeates his movies and the ambiguity of his plots tend to leave a lot desired at times, so I can understand how his work isn’t for everyone. What has always struck me about Lynch’s movies, even when I was at a loss to what was going on, was how scary his work can be. I honestly believe that if Lynch were ever to make a full-on horror movie, most working horror filmmakers would just give up. Take for instance, Fire Walk With Me, when Bob enters Laura Palmer’s bedroom from her window, a scene so simple in execution that the uneasiness I feel when watching it is embarrassing.

Or Robert Blake’s scene in Lost Highway:

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About Christian A. Dumais

Christian A. Dumais is an American writer, humorist and public speaker living in Wrocław, Poland. He has published fiction, journalism, and academic articles in several magazines and journals such as GUD, Shock Totem and Ha!Art. His first collection of short stories, Empty Rooms Lonely Countries, was published in 2009. He also created, edited, and contributed to Cover Stories, a euphictional anthology of 100 stories inspired by songs, which was published in 2010. His most recent book is SMASHED: The Life and Tweets of Drunk Hulk.

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5 thoughts on “PUFF-TOBER-WEEN: Day 2: LOST HIGHWAY

  • Scott Bradley

    Dune. Sting. Metal bikini. The corpulent, pustule-covered Baron Harkonnen: “Feyd. Lovely Feyd.”


  • Nfpendleton

    David Foster Wallace wrote a behind-the-scenes story about the making of Lost Highway for (I think) Entertainment Weekly way back when. The uncut version was reprinted in his book *A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again.* Good article for fans of not just this movie but Lynch in general. Though, for some reason, he makes an offhand criticism of the Coen Bros. films in what I consider and apples-to-oranges comparison.

    IMO, best Lynch film is *The Straight Story,* though visually *Dune* was the cat’s p.j.’s. And sandworm riding to Toto was never the same again…