If you take a glance around the site at the moment, you’ll see a collection of posts and articles dedicated to David Lynch. What you won’t find, however, is any that I’ve written. The reasons for that are twofold; 1) when I started writing this article I’d only seen a little over one and a half David Lynch movies, a number that has increased by one over the course of this month, and 2) from what I’ve seen so far, I’m not overly looking forward to watching any more. I will, of course, but only because I have to. The likes of Blue Velvet, The Elephant Man and -gulp- Inland Empire are all on various movie lists I’m working my way through, but I get the feeling I’ll be putting them off for as long as I can. The reason, you see, is that David Lynch makes weird movies, and I hate weird movies.
I decided for the first time in my 9 months here at French Toast Sunday that I simply couldn’t write an edition of Trope Talk; in the past, when the director of the month was someone whose work I wasn’t too well-versed in, I’d simply write on a separate topic. But David Lynch, who shares my birthday, was a director I just couldn’t bring myself to ignore entirely. So instead, I find myself working through feelings I cannot identify and reactions I cannot quite describe, all as a result of the one Lynch film I have seen: Mulholland Drive (2001).
When you watch as many movies as I do over the course of a year, sometimes you look back and realize how quickly some films will fall out of your consciousness. There are some instances when I will read about a film and forget it even came out that year. But this list isn’t limited to bad or forgettable movies, but the ones that aren’t discussed frequently. Specifically, I wanted to highlight amazing scenes from those type of films. Check out my list of memorable scenes you might have missed and I’ll be sure to shoot you a spoiler warning if need be.