I just saw Twin Peaks: FWWM
I just watched Twin Peaks: FWWM for the first time and I have to say I was slightly disappointed. I liked it a lot, but I thought it felt a little too pared down. I know there's a boatload of deleted scenes for this flick and I wish Lynch had been able to include them.
Anyways, my disappointment aside, I thought that the final scene was absolutely beautiful. The emotional resonance this scene has with me is unlike anything I've ever experienced before. I think it brings the whole saga to a perfect conclusion and pretty much says everything we ever needed to know about the plight of Laura Palmer. While Twin Peaks could be described as a classic example of a work denied its fullest potential (like a lot of Lynch's stuff), I think FWWM provides a more than satisfactory conclusion to the tale of Laura Palmer, which despite the other various syorylines, is really what Twin Peaks was all about.
While a lot of Lynch's work is somewhat inpenetrable without careful analysis, he seems to have a knack for creating these perfect images which communicate on a level beyond formal narrative. Even something like Lost Highway which I felt was simply an exercise in style and was ultimately a fairly shallow experience captured my undivided attention and stayed with me for quite a while after viewing it.
So does anyone else feel the same way about the conclusion of FWWM? Or have similar feelings about certain scenes in some of Lynch's other films? And what other directors should I check out if I want a similar experience? I know Lynch is truly unique, but who are some other directors whose name you might mention in the same breath as Lynch? Wong Kar Wai is one who pops into my mind. Suggestions?