3 Films by David Lynch
Blue Velvet, Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive
David Lynch in gouache
It’s totally absurd for filmmakers not to be able to make films the way they want to make them. But in this business it’s very common. I came from painting. And a painter has none of those worries. A painter paints a painting. No one comes in and says “You’ve got to change that blue.” It’s a joke to think that a film is going to mean anything if somebody else fiddles with it. If they give you the right to make a film, they owe you the right to make it the way you think it should be. The filmmaker should decide on every single element, every single word, every single sound, every single thing going down that highway through time. Otherwise, it won’t hold together. The film may suck, but at least you made it suck on your own.
David Lynch on having final cut
DAY 174: “Bobby Peru don’t come up for air.”
Bobby Peru played by Willem Dafoe (Wild at Heart, 1990)
Life is very, very complicated, and so films should be allowed to be, too.
“Life is very, very complicated, and so films should be allowed to be, too.” — David Lynch