I saw INLAND EMPIRE at the Film Festival in New York. David Lynch said after the screening that the film will be in theaters in November or December. It's a beautiful film. I don't want to say much about it. Maybe just... what's the relationship between reality and film. And what's reality in a film. Peter Greenaway once said that we haven't seen real cinema yet, that it is "still an incomplete amalgam of other forms of art which have still not completely reached autonomy" and that he would suggest that "all we've seen is one hundred years of illustrated texts and maybe some recorded theater." INLAND EMPIRE is a real film. Not some picture book. It's cinema.
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