Great Northern Hotel
- Apr 18, 2022
Thank you for clarifying my imprecise memory of the interview. I just went back to check it and it doesn't seem to have him saying anywhere that (as I wrote earlier) he wished Lynch would have come to him to help out with the MD pilot because he thinks he could have helped it get greenlit. Did my memory entirely fabricate that or does anyone know if he stated that elsewhere?I think it’s worth noting that Frost’s criticism of Mulholland Drive wasn’t based on his own considered opinion, but on the fact he had “heard it was a mess”. The fact he chose to echo whatever source told him that rather than the perspectives of the many critics who were calling the film a masterpiece at that point suggests motivated reasoning to me. I don’t think it’s necessarily a stretch to suggest that Frost’s opinions of Lynch’s work are sometimes coloured by frustrations to do with their working relationship.