Lynch on Lynch, Revised Edition

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 322 pages

Now fully updated, Lynch on Lynch describes the career of a cinematic genius who has continued to astonish filmgoers with the lovely and life-affirming The Straight Story and the luxurious dread of the Academy Award-nominated Mulholland Drive.

David Lynch erupted onto the cinema landscape with Eraserhead, establishing himself as one of the most original, imaginative, and truly personal directors at work in contemporary film. He is a surrealist, in the tradition of the great Spanish director Luis Bunuel. Over the course of a career that includes such films as The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Lost Highway, and the seminal TV series Twin Peaks, Lynch has remained true to an artistic vision of innocence lost or adrift in the direst states of darkness and confusion. Nobody else sees the world quite as David Lynch does. Once seen, his films are never forgotten, nor does the world about us seem quite as it did before.

In this definitive career-length interview book, Lynch speaks openly about the full breadth of his creative work, which encompasses not only movies but also a lifelong commitment to painting, a continuing exploration of photography, extensive work in television, and musical collaborations with composer Angelo Badalamenti and singer Julee Cruise.

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About the author (2005)

David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, painter, musician, actor, and photographer. He has been described by The Guardian as the most important director of this era",[1] while AllMovie called him "the Renaissance man of modern American filmmaking".[2] His films Blue Velvet (1986) and Mulholland Drive (2001) are widely considered by critics to be among the greatest films of their respective decades,[3][4] while the success of his 1990-91 television series Twin Peaks led to his being labeled "the first popular Surrealist" by film critic Pauline Kael.[5] He has received three Academy Award nominations[6] for Best Director, and has won France's Cesar Award for Best Foreign Film twice, as well as the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival[7] and a Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival.

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