December 7, 1991
I am a TV-generation moron. Like my peers, I am, for all practical purposes, illiterate. When I do read, I enjoy books that have lots of glittery romance (or at least sex), a little violence and, above all, aren't too hard to understand. My favorite TV show by far is "Beverly Hills 90210." There isn't much violence, true, although there are just enough cute girls in short skirts to keep my attention. The characters are all so smart. They always come up with the perfect politically correct answer for whatever problem they face within 48 minutes.
August 20, 1989 |
When the film "Blue Velvet" hit movie theaters three years ago, it was clear that director David Lynch was a cinematic visionary in full bloom. The story of a young man in small-town America who stumbles onto a mystery that leads him to discover forbidden sexual knowledge of himself, the modestly budgeted ($6 million) film was hailed as a masterpiece and garnered a best director Oscar nomination for Lynch.
September 23, 1990 |
So the deal might be that the auteur's alter ego isn't quite so strange. That the celluloid stand-in for David Lynch, America's reigning Prince of Weirdness, is like, a steady guy. Like now. On his day off, Kyle MacLachlan, the kid actor from Yakima, Wash., roams the lot looking like a J.