Lynchian Modesty



A filmmaker doesn’t have to suffer to show suffering. You just have to understand it. You don’t have to die to shoot a death scene.

Only David Lynch can resort to answering questions in a remarkable kind of eccentricity. He basically gives all the answers one would need as to why watching a film on a laptop takes away from the main experience. Take note, there is no better way of watching The Godfather than on crisp, clear HD sound and there's no better way of taking away from visuals than to watch it on a modest 12' laptop screen. Watching film on your PC or Mac takes away from the experience- as Lynch says, The visuals are ruined and all you end up with is plot, now what's the fun in that? I cannot imagine watching movies like 2001 and Lynch's own Mulholland Drive for the first time on a small screen. It takes away from the visceral experience and prevents any atmosphere from happening. As he states 'Some people think they have seen the film but they really haven't'. In his own words 'it's a pathetic horror story'.

The below interview he gave to The New York Times Magazine is great and definitely worth a read- the most revealing quote comes at its conclusion and talks about memory.

Do you plan to film your wedding?
No. It’s a hassle. So many things these days are made to look at later. Why not just have the experience and remember it?

Because most people have the experience and forget it.
Some things we forget. But many things we remember on the mental screen, which is the biggest screen of all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKiIroiCvZ0
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/magazine/23wwln-q4-t.html
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