Pieced together from over 20 audio recordings made over the course of three years, his anecdotes are plentiful, though often characterized by non-sequiturs and shaggy-dog climaxes, sometimes trailing into nothing as a new thought lands.
Not that you’d expect or want tidy storytelling from a filmmaker whose career has been built on narrative ambiguity and splintered logic.
I spent most of the movie trying to figure out who it was targeted for.
Essentially a feature-length interview with the man himself, with no other on-screen contributors, the doc’s simplicity of form belies the kinks and curves of its portraiture.It’s certainly indispensable for Lynch-heads — a cult devoted enough to make U. distributor Janus Films’ niche investment worthwhile. It’ll perform better in home-viewing formats, courtesy of Amazon Studios in the streaming department and The Criterion Collection on DVD.Unlike, say, his near-contemporary Brian De Palma, also the subject of a recent docu-monologue with Venice festival credentials, the 70-year-old Lynch isn’t the most natural of raconteurs.Tuck is divorced with a son whom he's not close to and Frank is a ladies man.Tuck decides to try and find someone so he places his profile on a dating website.As we listen to Lynch talk us through certain vivid passages of his early life, his narration is absolutely consistent with the authorial voice of his films: One eerie childhood memory, concerning a passing encounter with a bloodied, nude woman on the sidewalk, sounds for all the world like an excised scene from “Blue Velvet.” Lynch was very much a child of the picket-fence America given such warped reflection in much of his most well-regarded work.Hopping from Missoula to Boise to Spokane to Alexandria as his itinerant father switched jobs, the young Lynch nonetheless occupied a world he describes as “no bigger than a couple of blocks” in each place, developing a fascination with the social and environmental minutiae of suburbia.I’m lining up books for the next 12 months, and I know you’re a book-reading bunch (that’s how you found me, right? So if you have some must-reads that would fit in the above categories, please share them in the comments!And if you’d like to keep abreast of my reading, follow me on Goodreads: goodreads.com/Ali Binazir.Additionally, objects can be downloaded using the HTTP GET interface and the Bit Torrent protocol.Requests are authorized using an access control list associated with each bucket and object.