Lynch on Lynch

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David Lynch erupted onto the cinema landscape in 1977 with Eraserhead, establishing himself as one of the most original and imaginative directors at work in contemporary cinema. Over the course of his career, he has remained true to a vision of the innocent lost in darkness and confusion, balancing hallucination and surrealism with a sense of Americana that is as pure and simple as his compelling storylines. In this volume, Lynch speaks openly about his films as well as about his lifelong commitment to painting, ...

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Overview

David Lynch erupted onto the cinema landscape in 1977 with Eraserhead, establishing himself as one of the most original and imaginative directors at work in contemporary cinema. Over the course of his career, he has remained true to a vision of the innocent lost in darkness and confusion, balancing hallucination and surrealism with a sense of Americana that is as pure and simple as his compelling storylines. In this volume, Lynch speaks openly about his films as well as about his lifelong commitment to painting, his work in photography, his television projects, and his musical collaborations with Angelo Badalamenti.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780571220182
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 768,823
  • Product dimensions: 5.57 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Rodley is also the editor of Cronenberg on Cronenberg.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 Shadow of a Twisted Hand Across My House: Childhood, memory and painting 1
2 Garden in the City of Industry: From The Bride to The Grandmother 31
3 I See Myself: Eraserhead 54
4 A Bug Dreams of Heaven: Shed Building and The Elephant Man 88
5 Oww God, Mom, the Dog He Bited Me: Photography and Dune 108
6 She Wasn't Fooling Anyone, She Was Hurt and She Was Hurt Bad: Music and Blue Velvet 125
7 Suddenly My House Became a Tree of Sores: A Tale of Twin Peaks 155
8 It's a Great Big Wonderful World: Wild at Heart and Weird on Top 191
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