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David Lynch Says He's Done Making Movies

David Lynch has closed the door on the filmmaking world for good.

Fans the world 'round are gearing up for an all-new season of the Lynch-created cult classic Twin Peaks, but the excitement turns sour, as Lynch himself has revealed he doesn't plan to create any more films in the future. Speaking with the Sydney Morning Herald, Lynch discussed the second coming of the serial drama show, particularly whether working on the Twin Peaks revival had in any way inspired him to return to filmmaking. His answer? A definitive "no."

Lynch explained that he believes his approach to filmmaking wouldn't mesh well with the way the film industry has changed over the years, and that his 2006 releaseĀ Inland Empire is indeed hisĀ last film.

"Things [have] changed a lot," Lynch said. "So many films were not doing well at the box office even though they might have been great films and the things that were doing well at the box office weren't the things that I would want to do."

Lynch also discussed the rampant advertising of films and television that can often spoil the fun and surprises tucked inside a project. Over-exposing a work in the mainstream market "completely ruins it," said Lynch. He spoke openly about his experience promoting Twin Peaks Season 2 as a prime example. "People want to know [what happens] up until the time they know, then they don't care. So, speaking for myself, I don't want to know anything before I see something. I want to experience it without any purification, pure; [I want to] go into a world and let it happen."

A writer, director, producer, and composer, Lynch is best known for his films like Eraserhead, Lost Highway, and Mulholland Drive, all of which have a uniquely dreamy, slightly bizarre aesthetic that has become a signature characteristic of Lynch's. And while lovers of Lynch's work are passionate, they are, admittedly, quite niche, and the modern-day film scape tends to favor franchise elements over directors when creating and promoting projects. While disappointing, Lynch's departure from filmmaking certainly seems a sign of the times.

Lynch may not make any more movies, but fans can still catch the labor of his creative love in Twin Peaks Season 3, which Showtime chief executive David Nevins calls a "pure, heroin version of David Lynch."

Twin Peaks is set to return in just a few weeks, on May 22. In the meantime, check out the untold truth of the show.