Nicolas Sarkozy and David Lynch, shortly after Lynch was made (G) an Officer of the French Legion of Honor. David Lynch is venerated across Europe, and this is one cultural preference that I endorse without reserve.
I’m thrilled to know that this honor went to the man who directed ‘Eraserhead,’ the most unsettling film ever made. To paraphrase Tom Jones, if the miasmic swamp-eroticism of ‘Eraserhead’ doesn’t turn you on, you ain’t got no buttons. If it doesn’t horrify you, you’re probably a psychopath. A film that has changed thousands of lives (including my own) and probably ended some, as well.
After the ceremony, Lynch quite sensibly "suggested to the French president to build ‘an invincible tower in Paris’ to make the country and its president ‘unconquerable.’"
In heaven, everything is fine. You’ve got your good things, and I’ve got mine.