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For years, everyone told me he was a genius. I read countless publications, reviews, and articles praising his work as a mad scientist behind the camera. His loyal fans are some of the most adamant and defensive I have seen or encountered. For years, I tried to love David Lynch the way I thought I was supposed to. I poured over his work, from his early black and white films of Eraserhead and The Elephant Man to his most celebrated works of Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive, all the way down the rabbit hole of his most recent and daunting film, Inland Empire. And, to put it simply, I just didn’t get it. And thus, understanding David Lynch has become something of an obsession of mine over the years.

What was so brilliant about a film with no direction? Why is Blue Velvet the work of a genius? Because I didn’t see it. »

- Larry Taylor

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