Fans of David Lynch, of Twin Peaks, of Dharma in films — and of JUST PLAIN AWESOME FILMMAKING — might be interested to know:
In Lynch’s newest film INLAND EMPIRE (he asks that it always be written in caps like that), there’s a scene very much like the one we detailed in the beginning of our latest feature, “The Owls Are Not What They Seem: The Dharma of Twin Peaks’ Dale Cooper.”
In fact, it’s just like it — making the same Buddhist reference — only in a super-condensed way.
And yes, we know Lynch isn’t a Buddhist (he’s a Transcendental Meditation practitioner) but he clearly has received at least a little inspiration from the Dharma.
And while we’re at it, here’s a thread comprising a Buddhist take on the (very complicated, confounding, and again, AWESOME) movie, from the INLAND EMPIRE message-board.
It probably won’t make any sense if you haven’t seen the film. But you should see it, so hey.