Tuesday, January 25, 2005
I saw "The Straight Story" last night, and it occurred to me that it is a good example of Advancement. What could David Lynch have done that was more surprising than make a G-rated movie for Disney? He could have gone the big-budget action-movie route, but that would have been too easy. It was a true artisitic risk for Lynch to make a movie that tells a simple story about love, family, brotherhood, and mortality. What's interesting is that he went right back into making his usually Overt movies when he could have used "The Straight Story" as a springboard to a more commercial career. I don't know enough about movies to say definitely that David Lynch is Advanced, but I think his example his illuminating.