Mr. Reindeer wrote:NormoftheAndes wrote:
I don't think that what you've posted is highly relevant to discussion - its more like an excerpt from a PhD thesis!
I don’t think questioning Lynch’s mental state is highly relevant, or germane, or productive to discussion. None of us knows him, and so far as I know, none of us is a psychologist (maybe you are; but even then, you still have never actually examined him). He’s been doing fine for decades doing his own weird thing. Seems pretty happy and fulfilled, there’s zero evidence that he poses harm to himself or anyone else, and he’s produced some of the most incredible art of the last several decades. Would that we were all so lucky. I just don’t see how calling someone’s mental health into question with no data is a productive direction to take a discussion, and I think that’s at least part of what Axxon N. was getting at.
Maybe you think a forum like this is the wrong venue for talk of mental health? Lynch's own mental health is something he has discussed up to a point. No he doesn't do a daily video diary about it (as I wished for previously) but he's made mention of suffering too much anger, agitation or the 'rubber clown suit' of negativity. His involvement with Transcendental Meditation is extremely relevant and deals with many issues like PTSD, trauma, depression and so on.
Since so much of his output since Lost HIghway in particular deals with mental health areas also, I think its a very germane and interesting area. INLAND EMPIRE - isn't that film rather clearly a depiction of a confusing inner turmoil? The same can be said for The Return (Twin Peaks) if you so wish. Others may describe season 3 as being about Judy's search for home or trying to unite with BOB but I'd rather hear that applied to psychological aspects.