Saturday, June 09, 2007

Inland Empire

It's a fact that this movie doesn't have a linear plot and a normal structure, but so what? As I've recently read, cinema is probably one of the most complete art forms, one that includes so many different elements like image, sound, writing, time, space, so why should it also be one of the most conventional? True, "Inland Empire" doesn't make much sense (does it have to?), but that doesn't make it less valid, on the contrary. Considering that no director manages cinema's materials so well as David Lynch and that in here he made no constraints and limits to himself, it's safe to say that this is probably his most beautiful movie ever, even if not in a conventional way. Beautiful more in the sense that basically every scene and shot is mesmerizing. Beautiful in the sense that it explores new connections between cinema's different elements, molding them in an unique (and very "Lynch") way. The plot itself is what matters less. Call it abstractionism, call it a study on our fears, the truth is that this is probably one of the most radical movies we'll be able to see in the near future. As with all things new, it includes some imperfections, a few on purpose (the image noise being the most obvious and quite effective) some as an involuntary consequence of its radicalism (3 hours is maybe too much). But it's a highly-recommended experience, although one that is quite demanding and must be lived with an open-mind, if you want to let youself immerse in its creepy, disturbing and also fascinating universe.

1 comment:

Frioleiras said...

Olá meu querido !

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