In my casual trevails throughout the never world of the internet I came cross an amazing website LynchPosters.com which is all about movie posters for David Lynch films. I had already seen about 90% of them, but one that I had never seen was the below ad poster that was used for Lynch's 1997 bizarro film Lost Highway in which Jeff Daniels apparently murders Patricia Aquette and then he turns into Balthazar Getty (back on the acting scene thanks to a role on the quite great tv series Brothers and Sisters) who is dating Patricia Arquette... or something. The film also has Robert Blake giving the greatest cameo performance of all time. If you haven't seen it, do so. If you're in America then you'll have to deal with a dodgy-arsed DVD, but regions 4 and 2 have great two-disc editions (like me!).
Anyway, back to the poster. Roger Ebert has been a famous detractor of Lynch's work - Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart and Lost Highway in particular - and he, along with his reviewing partner Gene Siskel, gave the film "Two Thumbs Down!"
Lynch being the sneaky devil that he is used it to his advantage and employed this rating as part of the advertising for Lost Highway. God, he's a genius.
And while we're on the topic of Lynch, while I am sitting here being incredible jealous at Adam (grrrr) I found this in Today's HiT about the situation of his latest INLAND EMPIRE. Unfortunately, it merely confirms the constant state of limbo that it lies in. Seriously, Dendy or whoever it distributing. RELEASE IT NOW!
I tell ya though, if I see the film is going to be playing at the Melbourne International Film Festival I'm gonna do my darndest to get tickets. Eep.