Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Today's Mood


John Merrick (John Hurt),
The Elephant Man

"My life is full because I know I am loved."

I'm about 3/4 of the way through David Lynch's 1980 film The Elephant Man - my first viewing - and there's a very real possibility that this might be turn into my favorite Lynch film by the time I'm finished. I shut it off without finishing last night for a couple of reasons - it was very late, is the lame reason, but even more it was making me cry and I wasn't really prepared for it to hit me so hard, and lastly I wanted to make it last even longer, my enjoyment of the film. Hell, I might watch it again before the week is out. As much as I do appreciate Lynch's as-of-late descent into cinematic madness, I didn't know he had a movie like The Elephant Man in him, and it's got me reevaluating everything else of his that I've seen. Most of all, now I feel the fool for having put off this film for so long.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great film, but, I'm with you--I cry every time I watch it. Few films affect me that way...I think there are themes to which we all can relate in this one.