Twin Peaks To TM
David Lynch's transformation from avant garde filmaker to meditation missionary.
Lynch seems cornered, physically resisting interrogation by folding up like an insect. When Lynch is asked a question about himself, his eyes squeeze shut. He bows his head and clasps his hands, somewhere between prayer and severe pain. Not surprisingly for an auteur whose work is defined by its elliptical mystery—from early lo-fi creepfest Eraserhead to humanity-is-the-real-freak-show allegory The Elephant Man to sapphic showbiz horror Mulholland Drive to the reason he’s being tortured today, Showtime’s 18-part revival of Twin Peaks—David Lynch really hates explaining things.