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ARTICLE Julee Cruise’s angelic voice guided us through David Lynch’s American hell
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The singer blended dream-pop with Americana to eerie effect, and Lynch’s uncanny work elevated her songs to the sublime. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/jun/10/julee-cruise-died-david-lynchs-americana-twin-peaks-blue-velvet The celestial sigh that we think of as the voice of Julee Cruise was a collaborative fiction. In 1986 David Lynch was obsessed with This Mortal Coil’s version of Song to the Siren, sung by Elizabeth Fraser, and desperate to feature it in his movie Blue Velvet...
ARTICLE Twin Peaks: The Return Is More Relevant Than Ever
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As we are increasingly fed fan service and nostalgia in our films and TV shows, Twin Peaks: The Return still leads a ferocious battle against it five years on. “Is It future? Or is it past?” When the One-Armed Man Mike (Al Strobel) posed that question to Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in the second part of Twin Peaks: The Return, he may very well have been echoing the thoughts of the viewers. After all, Mike asked that question while sitting in the Red Room, the...
INLAND EMPIRE David Lynch’s Unfathomable Masterpiece
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A digital reissue of Inland Empire reveals the charms of the director’s inscrutability. By 4 o’clock, shooting had begun with the lumberjack, monkey, and one-legged woman all on set—they’re all prominently featured in the compellingly inscrutable final sequence of Inland Empire, which has been recently remastered and is now touring cinemas around the country. The anecdote is a testament to how classically “Lynchian” the film is, loaded with visual details that invite intense analysis but...

NEWS Variety: Dogwoof Boards David Lynch, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Tribeca Doc ‘Lynch/Oz’

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"U.K.-based sales agent Dogwoof has revealed the world sales acquisition of “Lynch/Oz,” Alexandre O. Philippe’s feature documentary about the enduring influence of Victor Fleming’s 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” on David Lynch’s cinema." Read more at variety.com

ARTICLE David Lynch: A Complete Retrospective—The Return, A Photo Journal

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A fantastic piece by Matt Fagerholm on the Daniel Knox's David Lynch: A Complete Retrospective—The Return. For so many of us who couldn't make it, this day-by-day account really is the next best thing

ARTICLE I interviewed David Lynch for Philadelphia Weekly

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Hi all, thought I'd post this article about and interview with David Lynch that I did for Philadelphia Weekly last month. It's mostly about his time in Philly and how it influenced him. https://philadelphiaweekly.com/45-years-of-david-lynch/

ARTICLE Telegraph: David Lynch rumours are growing by the day

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The lack of a Cannes announcement hasn’t stopped the whisper train – is the master of arthouse bizarrerie returning after 16 years? I have no new film coming out,” David Lynch said earlier this week. “It is not happening. I don’t have a project. I have nothing at Cannes.” For admirers of the Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks director, the meaning of his words couldn’t be clearer: a new David Lynch film was on the way, and it was definitely going to be premiering at Cannes next month. And...

ARTICLE IndieWire: David Lynch on Restoring ‘Inland Empire’ and Laura Dern’s Oscar Snub

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Q: What initially excited you about the digital technology you used on “Inland Empire” when you were shooting? A: It was so lightweight and fast. Small lights, lightweight camera, long takes — those three things right there change everything. Of course, now you’ve got digital cameras that are giant with lenses that weigh 50,000 pounds and you’re back in the old world, with a long time to wait for lighting. But there are also smaller and smaller cameras that have more and more features —...

DUNE AV CLUB: Lynch reverses course on Dune Director’s Cut

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AVC: Some notable filmmakers have returned to their works years later with re-edits, because just as a viewer’s relationship to a piece of art can change over time, so too can a creator’s. Was a new narrative cut something you ever considered with Inland Empire? DL: No. But Dune—people have said, “Don’t you want to go back and fiddle with Dune?” And I was so depressed and sickened by it, you know? I want to say, I loved everybody that I worked with; they were so fantastic. I loved all the...

NEWS Variety: Lynch to debut project at Cannes

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[...] Most surprisingly, according to two well-informed sources, there will even be a David Lynch feature film which has been completely off the radar and stars Laura Dern — either as a cameo or a supporting role — along with some other Lynch regulars. [...] The feature could either be a standalone movie that the “Mulholland Drive” helmer shot under the radar or an extended pilot of his upcoming series “Wisteria” which is rumored to star Lynch regulars including Laura Dern and Naomi Watts...
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