|Wilmington NC 2019-2|
“Why Are David Lynch’s Movies Like That?”, a 23-minute video essay by Thomas Flight sponsored by Mubi.
Lynch is always about noticing the oddities of the moment, an “life is but a dream.”
He spend a lot of time discussing the bw world of “Erasehead”, which is supposed to be based on the industrial flats are of Philadelphia.
Lynch invites the viewer to go on a trip with him, of discovery, relishing every odd moment of revelation. Remember the discovery of a severed ear in a field in “Blue Velvet”, and the adventure that leads to a hideout in a dingey apartment. This is Lumberton, NC, “where woodchucks chuck”