“I’ll save them all... the whole world.”
A megalomaniacal spiral into madness, and an unforgiving angle into the formation of a genocide: delusions become policies, wildest dreams become living nightmares, men become monsters.
“You're not the only lonely man. Being free always involves being lonely. Just there is a mask you can peel off and another you can not.“
Very interesting that this came out the same year as Frankenheimer’s Seconds (1966). Very interesting indeed. In a way these films encapsulate the changing of the times: post war conservatism and conformity being eroded by the countercultural tidal wave of the 60s and 70s.
Science fiction dreams of starting over; the horror of losing your past entirely.
Another richly textured, architecturally inspired masterpiece from Teshigahara.
“Everything but everything”
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is a prime example of Lynch firing on all cylinders: Horrifying, off-kilter, deranged, unbalanced, inexplicable, devastating and hilarious at times. If it’s a horror film, then the monster is depression, stemming from fractured relationships, impossibly high expectations, and the banality of American life that Twin Peaks so relentlessly satires throughout the show’s runtime. Its also a tragic character study that shatters our assumptions– as well as the town’s rosy memories– of…