Friday, July 25, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Tom ("Remainder" "Tintin") McCarthy amongst many at Denis Cooper's extensive David Lynch Day
“Lynch’s latest film Inland Empire is stunning: completely literary, labyrinthine, regressive. It’s the best piece of art in any medium I’ve come across for years.
“In terms of now, I think some of the most interesting literary figures aren’t necessarily writers. The films of David Lynch, for example, have an extremely literary logic; his latest, Inland Empire, is structured like Finnegans Wake or the novels of Robbe-Grillet, with a set of repetitions regressing inwards, modulating as they repeat. He’s grappling with questions of narrative and representation and identity in a way that mainstream novelists simply aren’t, and is therefore much more interesting as a ‘writer’, even if he isn’t strictly speaking one.”
“In the ‘geological’ time of the arts, Finnegans Wake happened a few seconds ago: we’ve hardly even realized that it’s happened, let alone set up a coordinated response. The really good artists have realized and are responding: look at David Lynch’s films, or Alain Robbe-Grillet’s novels - but most of the players in the mainstream cultural industries are trying to pretend it didn’t happen, or doesn’t matter; and they’ll be washed away, forgotten, as a result...”
Posted by Peter at 10:23 AM
bored this summer? why not curl up under a big pile of stuffed toys with my grampy's book of poems The Age of Briggs & Stratton: Peter Culley: ISBN 9781554200399??
Posted by Peter at 9:19 AM