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    There is no filmmaker quite like David Lynch. His films are terrifying – the first time I tried to watch "Eraserhead" the vibe was so dark I had to come back and watch it again later; I now call it my favorite “horror” movie. He finds fear in the strangest of places: parenthood in "Eraserhead," identity in "Lost Highway" and "Mulholland Drive," small-town America in "Twin Peaks" and "Blue Velvet." "Inland Empire" is like a three-hour nightmare, complete with false awakening.

    Lynch was at the peak of his career in the late ‘80s / early ‘90s when the television show "Twin Peaks" was airing. At this time he also released "Wild at Heart," featuring his trademark bizarreness with his story of lovers on the run. Nicolas Cage is Sailor, who is just as unique and individual as the snakeskin jacket which is his trademark; Laura Dern is Lula, the love of his life; Diane Ladd is Marietta, Lula’s mother who wants Sailor dead and from whose reach the lovers are running. The film also stars Kentucky local and favorite Harry Dean Stanton as the investigator looking for the couple and Willem Dafoe in the most disturbing role you’re likely to see him in (except for perhaps in Lars von Trier’s "Antichrist").

    Featuring the surreal sounds of Chris Isaak and a very strange allusion to a very familiar story, "Wild at Heart" is a fantastic and frightening film.

    Dreamland presents a free screening of "Wild at Heart" tonight, Wednesday, March 11. Dreamland is located at 810 E. Market Street, in the alley behind Decca. Complete details of the event can be found at the Dreamland website.

    Image courtesy of the Internet Movie Database

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    There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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