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Glad I found this article, I finished watching Fire Walk with Me for the first time a few hours ago, and I was struck by the sense of victimhood throughout.

Of Lynch’s films it felt the most sensationally abusive, the fear was seeping between every cut. The moment I felt least guarded against was Laura’s dream of the Black Lodge, when she “awakes” she meets Annie and takes the bloodied presence in her bed with ease, but when she really awakes, its her absence that terrifies her. Its a terror I think a lot of people have experienced, myself included, when you wake and find that there’s something horribly wrong with the mundane, the world when you’re awake makes less sense than when you’re asleep.