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Wallace next discusses each actors role in the film. Pullman's role will force audiences to reconsider his ability to play serious parts. Arquette might actually play a decent role and earn some respect within the film industry. Wallace predicts the film will rehabilitate the career of Robert Blake. However, Wallace is unsure if Lynch's casting of Richard Pryor is exploitative or supportive of the movie's central theme of identity crisis. This leads Wallace into a short tangent on Lynch and race, where Wallace notes there are almost no minorities in Lynch's films. Wallace concludes that this absence is due to the fact that racial interchange is inherently political while Lynch's movies seek to avoid politics. Wallace believes that what makes Lynch so special as a director is that he does not care what his audience wants.

Wallace explains that...

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