Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost appears to have put an end to the latest flurry of Internet rumors surrounding the resurrection of David Lynch's seriously weird but beloved cult series. On Dec. 31, an anonymous poster on the 4chan message board, wrote of attending a meeting between Lynch and NBC executives about bringing back a number of the original characters for a third season of the show, which originally aired on ABC from April 1990 to June 1991. more »
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Also in Wednesday morning's round-up of news briefs, David Lynch will travel to Poland to receive festival honors. Filmmaker Béla Tarr to lead Asian film jury. And considering the future of the Venice Film Festival's film market as the event opens Wednesday.
Still enthrallingly spooky after all these years, the soundtrack to David Lynch's groundbreaking — and mind-blowing — 1977 film Eraserhead got a lovingly produced limited-edition vinyl release on Tuesday that, I hope, refocuses attention on the life and tragic death of one of its key contributors, Peter Ivers. more »
Cool Hunting met with filmmaker David Lynch at the swanky Chateau Marmont to discuss his design collaboration on a limited edition bottle of Dom Pérignon (really), only to discover that his favorite creative muse is the City of Brotherly Love: "I always say my greatest inspiration came from the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. So many reasons, the mood of the place, the architecture, what I saw and heard and felt. It was very magical, but laced with a deep tormenting fear and sickness. And I ate many steak sandwiches there." [Cool Hunting via MCN]
David Lynchians, clear your schedule: You'll want to spend the next hour or so indulging in these 50 minutes of deleted scenes unearthed from Lynch's surreal 1986 noir Blue Velvet. Order a case of Pabst Blue Ribbon longnecks and raise a toast, as Jeffrey Beaumont might: "Here's to an interesting experience!"
No, not the Cowboy (though OK, him, too): "[S]ave for a darkly funny murder that wouldn’t feel out of place in a seedier Coen Brothers’ film, most of the Mulholland Dr.'s humor comes from one character: Adam Kesher, a hotshot Hollywood director. [...] Justin Theroux plays Kesher with a brash confidence that begs for comeuppance. This character allows for the film to take on the aforementioned negative aspects of Hollywood with a smile; while it pains the audience to see the innocent protagonist Betty Elms (Naomi Watts) put through the ringer, it’s far more delightful to watch the arrogant Kesher undergo similar abuse. Los Angeles remains a terrible place throughout the film, but when the less sympathetic Kesher takes the spotlight, Mulholland Dr. transforms from a dark drama into a dark comedy." [Splitsider]
David Lynch has debuted the video for the title track of his album Crazy Clown Time, a thoroughly sick, depraved, tuneless, NSFW, barely watchable/listenable seven-minute romp through the filmmaker-cum-songwriter's mental miasma. It's the most literal-minded music video I've ever seen, which, with lines about pouring beer on people and lighting one's hair aflame and running around the backyard, makes for some arresting imagery. As in, I almost can't believe Lynch made this without getting arrested.
On the one hand, the guy who made The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive is entitled to some kind of lifetime exemption to direct whatever he wants whenever he wants -- Duran Duran concert videos, Dior commercials, debt-ceiling riffs, pop albums, whatever. On the other hand, David Lynch may as well be the art-house Donald Trump at this point, pursuer of nominal glories bordering on the fetishistic at best and the gratuitously stupid at worst.
After two failed tries, Movieline alum Brian Clark finally visited the David Lynch-designed Paris nightclub Silencio. And? "It's nice -- assuming you get in. So, how do you do that? Search me. The P.R. person I talked to said that they do indeed let people in based on physical and fashion considerations, which she rightfully points out is pretty much the norm at high class nightclubs in Paris. According to her, the Physionomiste says he favors people who he can tell are at least trying. That is, in the clothes-related sense of the phrase. The other, probably simpler option is to make friends with a member (or become one)." [Twitch]
Another week, another chance to play guest critic at Movieline and earn a cool prize. This time, our giveaway is Blue Velvet-themed in honor of the 25th anniversary Blu-ray release of David Lynch's twisted, symbolism-laden, profanity-heavy masterpiece. So crack a Pabst Blue Ribbon and click ahead to begin the fun! [UPDATE: The contest is now closed! Thank you to everyone who participated. We will now sort through your submissions and notify you of a winner shortly.]
When he's not giving weather reports, bemoaning the debt crisis, and directing Duran Duran concerts, David Lynch is making music. Oh, and the occasional movie. His latest effort, a 14-track solo album entitled Crazy Clown Time (of course) features "dark" electronic pop songs on which he plays guitar, sings, and produces, with guest vocals by the likes of Karen O; it'll be available in the U.K. and the U.S. on November 8. [Deadline]