DAVID LYNCH: DUNE (1984) – REVIEW BY PAULINE KAEL

2020-09-12T13:55:55+01:00September 12th, 2020|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , |

It doesn’t take long to realize that basically this isn’t a David Lynch movie—it’s Dune. Lynch doesn’t bring a fresh conception to the material; he doesn’t make the story his own. Rather, he tries to apply his talents to Herbert’s conception. He doesn’t conquer this Goliath—he submits to it, as if he thought there was something to be learned from it. He’s being a good boy, a diligent director.

David Lynch’s The Elephant Man – Review by Bruce Kawin [Film Quarterly]

2019-12-30T09:42:15+00:00December 31st, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , , |

Not since Shakespeare called for “a muse of fire” in Henry V and Olivier provided the light of an arc-rod projector has there been such an interesting opportunity to examine the relations between film and theater as David Lynch’s The Elephant Man.

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