David Lynch isn’t anyone’s idea of a mainstream filmmaker.
Still, Lynch’s work has been a part of the cultural fabric for decades, from the heartbreaking Elephant Man to the inscrutable Inland Empire.
Today, as the winds of change engulf the industry, Lynch isn’t sure where he fits in with the current film scene.
It’s a very depressing picture. With alternative cinema – any sort of cinema that isn’t mainstream – you’re fresh out of luck in terms of getting theatre space and having people come to see it. Even if I had a big idea, the world is different now,” the filmmaker recently told The Independent. “Unfortunately, my ideas are not what you’d call commercial, and money really drives the boat these days. So I don’t know what my future is. I don’t have a clue what I’m going to be able to do in the world of cinema.