27 January 2007

David Lynch interview

Interviewed by Andy Battaglia

David Lynch is a unique filmmaker, and one of the most elusive artists in any field. He created his own strange, at times unutterable, language of film in a directorial career that started with 1977's Eraserhead and expanded to include The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Wild At Heart, The Straight Story, Lost Highway, and Mulholland Dr. He redefined what network TV might be capable of weathering with his series Twin Peaks. He put together a personal website full of art and video of him reading weather reports from outside his California house. Lynch's latest offering is Inland Empire, a bracing film that revisits Mulholland Dr.'s metaphysical math and carries it out a few extra decimal places. It was shot on digital video and has thus far been self-distributed — two distinctions that Lynch has described as profound changes to his method. The A.V. Club drank cappuccino and talked in rounds with Lynch when he was in New York for Inland Empire's première.

Read the interview here.
Thanks to Scott in Vancouver for the link.


EDIT — I forgot to mention, for those interested and long-awaiting, that Twin Peaks Season Two is being released to DVD on 3 April 2007! Finally. (Amazon.com or .ca.) Sorry Europe, no info on your territory as of this update.

1 comment:

Geoff said...

need to see this film. Though I am a little worried,

"Inland Empire, a bracing film that revisits Mulholland Dr.'s metaphysical math and carries it out a few extra decimal places"

the "metaphysical math" in Mulholland Dr. was esoteric enough...