The Trouble with Being Bored
While it looks as if he has a new film on the horizon, Inland Empire serves as a perfect swansong to Lynch’s career. He is now the omniprescient cultural institution young upstarts need to rebel again[st?], and film culture will never improve until we realize this.
I refuse to read any analysis or youtube comments about this thing but I think it resonates with the kids so much because it depicts a world capsized by and/or native to technology, but…
Small brain: Directing a self-insert movie about chasing your deathly blonde feminine ideal around San Francisco.
Big brain: Directing a self-insert movie about directing the self-insert movie about the women you love and your projections upon them.
Expanding brain: Directing a series of self-insert movies about your own neurosis where you play the protagonist, always shipping yourself with attractive women.
Galaxy brain: Directing a self-insert movie where your character is a genius playwright who must construct a to-scale Borgesian replica…