Friday, October 30, 2009


by Steven Boone

It all comes down to what you believe, because none of us knew the man.

I believe Michael Jackson was a good guy. I believe he never harmed anyone's child. I believe he was one of those rare people who tried to apply his otherworldly talent to healing some of the basic, eternal problems of humanity. I believe he was a great man of strong constitution and boundless vision. I believe that the incessant lies told about him were his indirect murderer.

Moonwalk is the autobiography he wrote in 1988.

I believe David Lynch is the filmmaker who should make the inevitable Moonwalk movie. Lynch's capacity for empathy; his ability to describe alienation, suffering and loneliness in spiritual, visual terms; his American ear; his understanding of corporate show business as a place where dreams are nourished with candied arsenic... make Lynch the best equipped among marquee-value auteurs to say something vital about Michael's life and death.

Here are some notes and sketches for the Lynch adaptation:

Originally posted at BIG MEDIA VANDALISM

1 comment:

  1. This is fantastic. Like, so awesome. We need more of this kind of assemblage-collage. Inspired convergences, my man. Way to show us something: something rich, flush, tangential and confounding; something exciting; something new. Forget Lynch. You done did something. Who cares what came first, or when, just like Lynch said. It's ageless, a conflux of inflections. Of course I love it. You showed me another way to see these things, these people, these images.

    I want to see this blow up huge, loud. I want this on the PFA screen some Tuesday "Alternative Visions" night.

    What a final credit! I'm beaming over here with my lids half-mast!