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Few directors in the past three decades have produced movies more compelling, controversial, or confounding than David Lynch (b. l946). And fewer still have been so reluctant to talk about what they do. In this collection, editor Richard A. Barney has chosen the rare interviews in which Lynch opens up to questions rather than deflecting them. Whether Lynch is talking about his earliest film shorts such as The Grandmother, the break-out surrealist feature Eraserhead, the hit TV series Twin Peaks, his ...

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Overview

Few directors in the past three decades have produced movies more compelling, controversial, or confounding than David Lynch (b. l946). And fewer still have been so reluctant to talk about what they do. In this collection, editor Richard A. Barney has chosen the rare interviews in which Lynch opens up to questions rather than deflecting them. Whether Lynch is talking about his earliest film shorts such as The Grandmother, the break-out surrealist feature Eraserhead, the hit TV series Twin Peaks, his Oscar-nominated The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, or his most recent experimental tours de force, Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire, he stresses the power of image and sound to communicate his vision.

David Lynch: Interviews is the: first survey on conversations with the director covering the broad spectrum of his artistic activities throughout his career, including filmmaking, painting, music production, and furniture design. It also registers the intense international interest in Lynch's work, with interviews from French and Spanish sources translated here for the first time.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781604732368
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 11/30/2009
  • Series: Conversations with Filmmakers Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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Richard A. Barney is associate professor of English at the University of Albany, State University of New York, and he is the author of Plots of Enlightenment: Education and the Novel in Eighteenth-Century England.
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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chronology xvii

Filmography xxi

Eraserhead: Is There Life after Birth? Stephen Saban Sarah Longacre 3

Good Eraserhead: Indiana Gary Indiana 9

Director David Lynch-From Cult Film to Elephant Man Jimmy Summers 19

You Can Have Any Colour So Long as It's Black Stuart Dollin 22

Is There Life after Dune? Tim Hewitt 29

Out to Lynch David Chute 34

Blue Movie Jeffrey Ferry 41

A Dark Lens on America Richard B. Woodward 49

David Lynch David Breskin 60

Interview with David Lynch Michel Ciment Hubert Niogret 106

An Interview with David Lynch Kristine McKenna 125

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me: The Press Conference at Cannes 1992 S. Murray 134

Naked Lynch Geoff Andrew 145

Interview Chris Douridas 150

The World Reveals Itself Kathrin Spohr 163

Highway to Hell Stephen Pizzello 170

The Icon Profile: David Lynch Chris Rodley 180

The Road to Hell Dominic Wells 194

I Want a Dream When I Go to a Film Michael Sragow 200

David Lynch: A 180-Degree Turnaround Michael Henry 213

Getting Lost Is Beautiful John Powers 222

Mulholland Drive, Dreams, and Wrangling with the Hollywood Corral Richard A. Barney 232

David Lynch and Laura Dean: Inland Empire John Esther 246

Inland Empire, Transcendental Meditation, and the "Swim" of Ideas Richard A. Barney 251

Index 267

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

    The prince of weird

    I've been waiting for this series to feature David Lynch and now it's finally here. And it's almost perfect with a few glitches here and there. As we read, there are many great interviews with the prince of surreal cinema or as he calls it abstract. Lynch is also a photographer and a painter and we learn a lot about the man and his works. Now all we need is a featured look at Cronenberg and Gilliam and all will be done for my taste in great filmmakers of today.

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