The David Lynch Interview Project.
A 121-part documentary series featuring 3-5 minute portraits of ordinary (and sometimes extraordinary) Americans from all over the country starts on June 1. Here's a Preview.
Let's Rock Mashed In Plastic
is a double album of mashups featuring music and audio from David Lynch's filmed work. Standouts, for me: "The Voice of Love Is Crying"
and "The Elephant Connection".
The City of Absurdity
- The Mysterious World of David Lynch
"...People do have an attitude of curiosity toward me. They say, 'This guy looks funny, he looks too young, he looks like a woman, but I can't be sure.'"
Jimmy Scott's unforgettable voice has inspired generations of singers
-- both male and female-- from the 1940's to present day (he worked with David Lynch on a song for "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me," and is still making recordings). Read his bittersweet story
on his official website. Born with Kallman Syndrome [Wikipedia]
, his voice has remained the undiluted, soaring soprano that he's had since childhood. A couple of mp3's here
, as well as the inevitable YouTubery.
TM without the ™
. When he's not directing one of the best movies of the year
or sitting on intersections with cows
, David Lynch
is a vocal advocate
of Transcendental Meditation
. In his new book Catching the Big Fish
, he talks about the Box and the Key
, meeting Fellini, the Suffocating Rubber Clown Suit, why he doesn't do DVD commentaries--and TM, which he calls "the experience that does everything." If you're intrigued by TM but sketched out by the organization
and the $2,500 fee
, perhaps you'd like to know that there is a cheap, downloadable alternative
"I would like to do better, to be better than I am".
He's the French New Wave maverick
and Academy Award winner (at 26, for his first short
) who, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz -- with considerable personal pain and the admission that "no description, no picture can reveal the true dimension
" of what happened in the camps -- made what François Truffaut called "the greatest film ever made
", duly censored by French authorities
. Four years later he baffled audiences with "the first modern film of sound cinema
", shattering the rules of chronology
to describe the “anguish of the future”: even if all he ever wanted was "to stop death in its tracks
" (French language link)
, only for one minute
. But he is also the unabashed lover of la bande dessinée
who learnt English by reading comic books
and in the Seventies dreamed (French language link)
of making "Spider-Man" into a movie
(the Hollywood studios were not convinced), the MGM old-school musical
nut so in love with design that "half of the fashion photography of the past 40 years owes a debt
" to him. Now, Alain Resnais
' new work
, just shown at the Venice Film Festival
where his buddy David Lynch was awarded a lifetime achievement Golden Lion
, is a French film inspired
by an English play with 54 short scenes
, music by the X-Files's Mark Snow. (more inside)
David Lynch's secret movie (site with annoying, loud sound, sorry)
"It's about a woman in trouble, and it's a mystery, and that's about all I want to say about it". Titled "INLAND EMPIRE" (all caps, though Lynch doesn't explain why), it stars Laura Dern, Justin Theroux, Harry Dean Stanton, Jeremy Irons.
Lynch has shot much of his latest film in Poland, after making friends with the organizers of the Camerimage festival in Lodz. He's now back shooting in and around Los Angeles. Even at this relatively advanced stage of production, Lynch is cagey about when it will be finished. It was shot entirely in DV: "I started working in DV for my Web site, and I fell in love with the medium. For me, there's no way back to film. I'm done with it".
Is David Lynch Really The Best Director In The World? The Guardian
, along with many other Europeans, seems to think so, in an impressive but very subjective (not to say that dreaded word quirky
) list of the best 40 film directors. (More inside.
Lost on "Mulholland Drive."
At a film festival in Boulder, Roger Ebert dissects David Lynch's masterpiece frame-by-frame and comes to the conclusion that, well, he doesn't really come to a conclusion.
Or does he?
Meanwhile, the DVD was released last week and instead of a commentary track or funny bloopers, it came with a simple insert that provided "David Lynch's 10 Clues to Unlocking This Thriller." For the sake of space, I'll post them in the comments section and let's see if anyone out there can (or wants to) answer them.
If the eight foot tall image of Bob's Big Boy
doesn't scare you, maybe the thought of having lunch with David Lynch would. What would you ask him over a tasty Tuna Melt? Quicktime required for full goodness.
is the creator of Zap Comix, Fritz the Cat, Mr. Natural, Keep on Trucking, and a lot more classic Underground Art. Tonight at 6:30 pacific time on International Film Channel, the David Lynch Presents/a Terry Zwigoff Film, Crumb
, (Winner Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival). Six years in the making, this documentary profiles a very talented, very strange family. A "creepy, darkly funny, and haunting glimpse", to say the least. If you are interested in the 60s counterculture, Crumb was the man. Art, maladjustment, maybe a touch of insanity? Watch this film.
I've been eagerly anticipating the launch of this site
. So...it just went live and.....after 2 minutes of frustration (and it's not fine Lynchian weirdness either), I gave up. Is this thing still under construction or is it really that bad?
Ardent Twin Peaks
fanatics are rallying behind Operation: Creamed Corn
, in efforts to convince New Line to release the deleted scenes hand-picked by David Lynch from Fire Walk with Me
. Will it work? I sure hope so.
Radiskull wants to fuck Blue Velvet...?
Director David Lynch will be doing a series of Flash movies for Shockwave.com in return for some shares in the company. It's a strange world...