His character’s persona holds a curious charm as he takes his frustrations out on others, often with assistance from barmaid Wenna , who provides dry humour with her unfiltered opinions and thoughtless actions. Both actors are standouts amongst a cast of comparatively inexperienced, yet impressive performers. A master of surrealism and weird dream narratives, David Lynch’s 1977 masterpiece was his debut film and a passion project.
The boat scenes felt intimate and vulnerable, but still quite domestic. He is a man who finds beauty in the bleak and majesty in the mundane. I’ve seen him given credit for the clever use of fixed cameras in the ship interiors to help convey the desperate situation facing men in a flooding hull, but actually that didn’t seem all that novel to me.
While we wait with bated breath for these trying times to end, we cannot help but dread the near future. … Read More