Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: David Lynch news [twin peaks/Cannes film festival]
From: (Peter Reiher)
Date: 1990-05-22, 07:59
Newsgroups: rec.arts.movies,,
Reply-to: reiher@onyx.Jpl.Nasa.Gov (Peter Reiher)

In article (prince) writes:
> >hot off the press...
> >David Lynch's movie "Wild At Heart" today was awarded the Palme D'Or at the
> >Cannes film festival.

Now for the bad news - "Wild At Heart" will be substantially cut for 
showing in the U.S.  David Lynch has a contractual obligation to deliver a
film with an R rating, and has every intention of doing so.  But no one who
has seen "Wild At Heart" thinks it has a hope in hell of getting an R rating
in its current form.  It's got a triple whammy against it - lots of sex,
lots of violence, lots of profanity.  Therefore, almost no one in the U.S.
will be able to see it in the form Lynch intended, at least until it comes
out on videocassette.  And, of course, one can argue that videocassette isn't
the form Lynch intended, either.  Let's have a rousing three cheers for that
consortium of the MPAA, censorious bluenoses, and timid newspapers, studios,
and theater owners who work so hard to protect us from ourselves.

			Peter Reiher
			. . . cit-vax!elroy!jato!jade!reiher