Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me ★★★★


There is a lot of Lynchian stuff going on here which I am not completely for, but the whole mysterious and discomforting quality to it is very well executed. Very nightmarish, such a messed up dynamic, really creepy, and very, very special. The initial universally negative reception is quite understandable: Fire Walk With Me is uncompromising, twisted, and very Lynchian I guess.

There's an oddity in every corner of it's runtime: long nude scenes, very out of place editing, and incomprehensible scenes. Had to watch Lynch's other film (The Missing Pieces) in order to grasp all the MacGuffins, red herrings, and other crucial details. It's going to affirm whatever belief one has of Lynch: Fire Walk With Me can be so widely interpreted. That's pretty neat if you ask me.

To me, it's tragic and mystifying and I adore it. To others, this can be interpreted as overly depressive, ignorant, exploitative and self-indulgent. Lynch brings his fans closer and pushes his dissenters further. This is clearly for Lynch fans and Twin Peaks aficionados: everything Lynch does here is just confirmation. And as a quasi-Lynch noob (only seen Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks), this was pretty neat.

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