David Lynch: The Art Life: DVD Review
Released by Madman Home Ent
David Lynch is an enigma in many ways.
He refuses to discuss interpretations of his work and refuses to tie things up, preferring to let speculation and observation be his weapons of choice once he's delivered his content.
So it is in many ways with David Lynch: The Art Life, although it's actually the closest Lynch has really come to delivering an interview and look back at his life.
Beautifully shot, this doco with its 85 mins run time is solely likely to appeal to Lynch's fan base which is a real shame. In it, Lynch reflects on his art both from the film point of view and also from his actual art. It's an intriguing insight into the man who shuns conventional narrative and delivers a tender look at America's enigma.
It's a shame that it doesn't have a wider appeal, but simply put, Lynch talking about his life won't appeal to everyone.
Intriguing and eclectic, yet tenderly straight, David Lynch: The Art Life is a must for Lynch fans. For others, it just about offers an insight into why so many adore him.