Director captures the Northwest's working class
Many virtues of on-the-spot cinematography
January 12, 2023
What occurs to me first, after having watched a sampling of four films by Brion Rockwell, is that some of the best film footage of the Pacific Northwest comes from those who spend just enough time elsewhere to appreciate this region more deeply.
David Lynch's childhood began in Missoula, Montana, Sandpoint, Idaho, and Spokane (one of my own early hometowns) before the rest of his youth was spent in the South and Northeast, and he captured this region's flavor flawlessly in "Twin Peaks."
Likewise, Rockwell put in enough school time in New York to attend Syracuse University (we both attended...