Film Great David Lynch On His Failure Film
Cinephiles adore the surrealist director David Lynch for his twisted ideas and brilliant films and now in a new series called "Do You Have A Question For David Lynch?" he is getting candid about his thoughts.
David has seen great critical success with his creations like Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, Eraserhead, and Blue Velvet but has one project he considers a "total failure."
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Dune. His 1984 adaptation of the sci-fi novel of the same name by Frank Herbert is a film he feels great sadness when he recalls it. The Lost Highway director answered a fan asking him which film he was most proud of to which he responded with "Well, I'm sort of proud of everything except Dune." He explained, "It's not a thing about pride, it's more like the enjoyment of the doing, enjoyment of the work," and that he's grateful he has been "able to enjoy those things and be able to live."
The film had an all-star cast of Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Patrick Stewart, Linda Hunt, and Sting but that his film was made at the whim of the studio. When he looks back at it he says working on the film brought him "huge, gigantic sadness in my life."
"I did not have final cut on that film. Total creative control, I didn't have it. The film is not the film I would've made had I had that final control."
The Twin Peaks director says "it was a heartache for me.," and "It's not the film I wanted to make. I like certain parts of it very much, but it was a total failure for me." Lynch declares this is why he will not be seeing the Denis Villeneuve adaptation starring Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Jason Mamoa, Josh Brolin, and Zendaya.
Check out his first part of his new YouTube series here: