Eraserhead Stories with David Lynch
A fascinating and rare documentary surrounding the making of David Lynch’s jaw dropping debut feature film and the intimate world around it. Eraserhead underwent five years of production and is proof that when one has his or her mind set on something, all things are possible. After these years of struggle and creative work, the film became a great success by running in the 70s midnight movie circuit, and eventually, it launched the career of an important American film director.
Check out the stories behind David Lynch’s Eraserhead!
David Lynch Masterclass, April 6th 2013.
In, perhaps, my favorite bit of film journalism ever, David Foster Wallace wrote about David Lynch and his visit to the set of Lost Highway in 1996 for Premiere. And in speaking of what is properly Lynchian and why it’s important, he states: “An academic definition of Lynchian might be that the term ‘refers to a particular kind of irony where the very macabre and the very mundane combine in such a way as to reveal the former’s perpetual containment within the latter.’” He then goes onto explain such things as, someone like Ted Bundy wouldn’t be Lynchian but “good old Jeffrey Dahmer with his victims’ various anatomies neatly separated and stored in his fridge alongside his chocolate milk and Shedd Spread, was thoroughly Lynchian.” And his realization that “a good 65 percent of the people in metropolitan bus terminals between the hours of midnight and 6 A.M. tend to qualify as Lynchian figures,” is just one of many brilliant and wonderful observations made in the piece which you can read HERE.
But although it’s been seven years since he’s released a proper full-feature, thankfully, there has been no shortage of David Lynch. Dipping his magical hands into all aspects of the creative world, we are still able to get a glimpse inside the mind of one of my favorite humans, the twisted and absurdly fantastic auteur who gave us some of the greatest psychological thrillers and dramas cinema has ever had to offer. And at the recent 5th Beaune International Thriller Film Festival, Lynch was honored and in conjunction, participated in a Q&A—Masterclass: David Lynch. Throughout the conversation he spoke about all of his work—notably Twin Peaks. And in speaking of the mysterious and mystical cult classic show of horror and lurid debauchery lurking beneath the placid facade of small town wonder, Lynch stated that:
It’s a real place. All the characters are real. And the place is real.
Well, duh. Twin Peaks has always been a place that has existed—but in the mind. Like the Red Room, it’s a world that existed on another plane of existence that lives somewhere between the subconscious in dreams. And personally, it’s my favorite destination. —Hillary Weston
Watch: The essential documentaries on David Lynch, including Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch (1997), David Lynch: Don’t Look at Me (1989), Lynch (2007), Mysteries of Love (2002), Eraserhead Stories (2001), Jonathan Ross Presents for One Week Only: David Lynch (1990), David Lynch presents: Ruth, Roses and Revolver (BBC Arena 1987), Scene by Scene: David Lynch (BBC, 1999), and David Lynch Interview (The GUARDIAN Lectures 1985).
- David Lynch Interviews
- Mike Figgis interviewing David Lynch about his working process and approach to ideas and filmmaking
- ‘When David Lynch met George Lucas’ as told by David Lynch
- On the set of The Elephant Man
- Sean Young’s mini-documentary on the set of Lynch’s Dune
- Lynch on Stanley Kubrick. He tells an interesting story of Kubrick’s favorite film
- Angelo Badalamenti describes how he came up with the theme for Twin Peaks, while Lynch was sitting beside him. I guess this says it all — so great
- In this rare documentary, Lynch talks about the making of his first feature film, Eraserhead
- The Twin Peaks Tapes of Agent Cooper
- Making of The Straight Story images with Lynch´s comments from Cahiers du Cinéma No. 540
“But we went with it, you know? We were like, “Cool, man, like, David Lynch, take us to your weird, dark world. We’re there.”
Happy Birthday David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946)
David Lynch and Jack Nance while filming Eraserhead (1977)
A.T. Smith - The Waiting Room [Official Music Video]
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