The One Film David Lynch Admits He is Not Proud of Making
David Lynch is undoubtedly one of cinema’s greatest directors, but even he is not proud of everything he’s created.
The esteemed director recently answered fans’ questions on his new YouTube channel on Saturday in a video titled, “Do You Have a Question For David? Part 1.”
When asked what film he was most proud of, he said, “Well, I’m sort of proud of everything except Dune.”
“I’ve liked so much working in different mediums,” David continued. “It’s not a thing about pride, it’s more like the enjoyment of the doing, enjoyment of the work.”
He added, “I’ve just enjoyed working in all these different mediums and I feel, again, really lucky to have been able to enjoy those things and be able to live.”
The 1984 adaptation of Dune, based on the 1965 sci-fi Frank Herbert novel of the same name, starred Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Patrick Stewart, Linda Hunt and José Ferrer.
When asked why he felt so strongly, he replied in the YouTube video, “Because it was a heartache for me. It was a failure and I didn’t have final cut. I’ve told this story a billion times. It’s not the film I wanted to make. I like certain parts of it very much — but it was a total failure for me.”
Aw! Well, we’re sure not everyone will agree.