So, Wait, Now David Lynch Says He’s Actually Not Done With Cinema (Maybe)
To paraphrase baseball great and latter-day Confucius figure Yogi Berra: It ain’t over ’til David Lynch states in non-ambiguous language that it’s over, and even then, you can never be too sure. As if from on high, the esteemed filmmaker has handed down to we mere mortals a new season of his cult-beloved TV series Twin Peaks, but his fans know full well that the good Lynch giveth and the good Lynch taketh away. For even as he was givething us new TV, the fear persisted that he had takethed away any hope of another feature film in the future.
Lynch was quoted earlier this month at the Sydney Morning Herald, casting doubt on his future at cinemas:
“Things changed a lot,” Lynch says. “So many films were not doing well at the box office even though they might have been great films and the things that were doing well at the box office weren’t the things that I would want to do.”
He is uncertain at first, but then appears to make up his mind: he has indeed made his last feature film. That’s a yes? “Yes it is,” he says.
It would seem that he’s called it a day, much to the disappointment of his many disciples, but Lynch walked that statement back earlier this week. The fan site Welcome to Twin Peaks has made note of a new interview with French publication Le Soir in which Lynch says his future’s not so set in stone, saying, “My remarks have been misrepresented. I did not say I quit cinema. Simply that nobody knows what the future holds.” Though, if anyone could claim to have sight of the future, my first guess would be Lynch.