Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Inland Empire

This is a nice profile and interview of David Lynch from the new york times. I feel annoyed of not getting the tickets for Inland Empire. All the screenings (which means two screenings in total) were sold out in the first few days itself. Ditto for Volver. Almodovar's movie is going to get a wide and mainstream release soon but can't say the same about Lynch's. The film doesn't have any distributor yet and there are no dates, no publicity campaign, no website, nothing at all. Which means that it will perhaps not be released anytime soon, if at all it gets released.

New York, supposedly the film capital of the world, at least after Paris, why can't its premier film festival have more screenings? Is it something to do with being "insanely selective" (I hope you saw the promotional ad for the nyff here), about the audience I mean?

By the way on the same topic, here's a great essay on Twin Peaks, at least that's what it looks like since I haven't read it yet. It goes really deep and wide about it (invoking Dante!).

8 comments:

Reel Fanatic said...

That's good news about Pedro's Volver, which is deserved given the raves it has received thus far ... I'm not surprised that Lynch hasn't had the success with Inland Empire, unfortunately ... I think people see his name and just assume it's too complicated for folk like me out here in the hinterlands

Manish Gaekwad said...

Surprisingly, there is no name in your "label, books & cinema" section that I am not acquainted with and stranger than fiction is the fact that we have to meet in virtual reality.

My god, you do read and write and watch films.

And for those plutonians like us, there is pluto ofcourse, banished to seek another route. I'd never have imagined someone else besides me was watching, reading and writing about the exact same people in another time, another place, another dimension...this is super galactic now. Wow.

Am here and here: http://manishgaekwad.blogspot.com/
http://manishgaekwad.rediffblogs.com/

Shanti ho.

Manish Gaekwad said...

sorry, "labels, books, movies"--in that order.

Alok said...

reel: that's true. it happened with mulholland dr. too. there was very little advance publicity, it didn't get a wide release and slipped away quietly from the theatres when released. Some logic of market!

manish: thanks for visiting. they are all common names if you are seriously interested in literature or cinema! thanks for the links to your blog. will visit.

Cheshire Cat said...

I saw "Volver" recently. It's a remarkable film, both funny and deeply moving. Almodovar really seems to have matured as a director, even since "Live Flesh". And I've read that his early movies were outrageous...

Alok said...

Ah! Will have to just wait for it.

Zev said...

so I saw the last screening at the festival of Inland today. WOW!!!!! tops mullholland, while paralleling it thematically at the same time. Laura Dern finally has her moment in the sun and displays her capacity for range.

three hours of pure eyecandy and the digital looks beautiful. and just so ya know, I bought a ticket last week and at the show, there were some empty seats.

I really wish you could've been there, cuz after the screening, fucking lynch came out with laura dern and justin thoreux to answer questions and shake everyone's hand in the audience (that he could before he was ushered backstage by the crew preparing for the next movie)

Alok said...

Ah! You make me feel even worse now :(