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David Lynch

About

David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, painter, visual artist, actor, musician, and writer. A recipient of an Academy Honorary Award in 2019, Lynch has received three Academy Award nominations for Best Director, and the César Award for Best Foreign Film twice, as well as the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival. In 2007, a panel of critics convened by The Guardian announced that "after all the discussion, no one could fault the conclusion that David Lynch is the most important film-maker of the current era", while AllMovie called him "the Renaissance man of modern American filmmaking". His work led to him being labeled "the first populist surrealist" by film critic Pauline Kael.Lynch studied painting before he began making short films in the late 1960s. His first feature-length film, the surrealist Eraserhead (1977), became a success on the midnight movie circuit, and he followed that by directing The Elephant Man (1980), Dune (1984), and Blue Velvet (1986). Lynch next created his own television series with Mark Frost, the murder mystery Twin Peaks (1990–91), which ran for two seasons. He also made the film prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), the road film Wild at Heart (1990), and the family film The Straight Story (1999) in the same period. Turning further towards surrealist filmmaking, three of his subsequent films operated on dream logic non-linear narrative structures: Lost Highway (1997), Mulholland Drive (2001), and Inland Empire (2006). Lynch and Frost reunited in 2017 for the third season of Twin Peaks, which aired on Showtime. Lynch co-wrote and directed every episode, and reprised his onscreen role as Gordon Cole.

Lynch's other artistic endeavors include his work as a musician, encompassing the studio albums BlueBOB (2001), Crazy Clown Time (2011), and The Big Dream (2013), as well as music and sound design for a variety of his films (sometimes alongside collaborators Alan Splet, Dean Hurley, and/or Angelo Badalamenti); painting and photography; writing the books Images (1994), Catching the Big Fish (2006), Room to Dream (2018), and numerous other literary works; and directing several music videos (such as the video for "Shot in the Back of the Head" by Moby, who, in turn, directed a video for Lynch's "The Big Dream") as well as advertisements, including the Dior promotional film Lady Blue Shanghai (2010).An avid practitioner of Transcendental Meditation (TM), in 2005 he founded the David Lynch Foundation, which seeks to fund the teaching of TM in schools and has since widened its scope to other at-risk populations, including the homeless, veterans, and refugees.

Articles

June 11, 2022

David Lynch pays tribute to Julee Cruise: “A great musician, great singer and a great human being”

Cruise, who sang the theme tune for Lynch's 'Twin Peaks', died on Thursday The post David Lynch pays tribute to Julee Cruise: “A great musician, great singer and a great human being” appeared first on NME.

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June 10, 2022

David Lynch Remembers Julee Cruise: ‘Great Singer and a Great Human Being’

"Might be a good time to appreciate all the good music she made," filmmaker says following death of longtime Twin Peaks collaborator

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June 10, 2022

Julee Cruise, Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks Singer, Dies at 65

A longtime collaborator of David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti, Cruise sang unforgettable renditions of “Mysteries of Love” and the Twin Peaks theme song “Falling”

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June 10, 2022

Julee Cruise, Frequent David Lynch Collaborator, Dies at 65

The instrumental version of Cruise's "Falling" was the title music for Lynch's "Twin Peaks" series.

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June 10, 2022

Julee Cruise, singer and David Lynch collaborator, has died aged 65

Cruise's work appeared in Twin Peaks and Blue Velvet among others The post Julee Cruise, singer and David Lynch collaborator, has died aged 65 appeared first on NME.

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June 10, 2022

Julee Cruise, Singer and Frequent David Lynch Collaborator, Dead at 65

Iowa-born singer's voice was integral to many of Lynch's projects, including Twin Peaks and Blue Velvet

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May 8, 2022

Twin Peaks Actor Kenneth Welsh Dies at 80

The celebrated Canadian performer was best known for his portrayal of Windom Earle in David Lynch’s pivotal series. He was also the father of musician Devon Welsh.

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April 12, 2022

David Lynch Debunks Cannes Movie Report: “I Have No New Film Coming Out”

Variety cited “two well-informed sources” who said that Lynch would have a Laura Dern–starring film premiere at Cannes. Lynch said it’s “a total rumor.”

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October 26, 2021

Interpol and David Lynch release 2011 collaboration as limited NFT series

Featuring "newly recorded versions of ‘Lights’" against Lynch's 'I Touch a Red Button Man' short film The post Interpol and David Lynch release 2011 collaboration as limited NFT series appeared first on NME.

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October 26, 2021

Beloved Weirdo David Lynch Partners With Interpol for NFT Series Because of Course

Band and filmmaker have revamped their 2011 pairing of "Lights" and I Touch a Red Button Man for the blockchain

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August 19, 2021

Xiu Xiu Cover Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me’s “A Real Indication”: Listen

Angelo Badalamenti made the original track for David Lynch’s 1992 film

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May 11, 2021

David Lynch directs video for new Donovan song, ‘I Am The Shaman’

“David and I are ‘Compadres’ on a creative path rarely travelled" The post David Lynch directs video for new Donovan song, ‘I Am The Shaman’ appeared first on NME.

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Discs

Ghost of Love b/w Imaginary Girl

April 29, 2022

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Gimme Some A That

October 17, 2021

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The Flame of Love

February 21, 2020

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Thought Gang

November 2, 2018

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Somewhere In The Nowhere

July 10, 2016

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Polish Night Music

November 26, 2015

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Night (A Landscape with Factory)

November 23, 2015

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The Big Dream Remix EP

April 28, 2014

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The Big Dream (Deluxe Edition)

December 16, 2013

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The Big Dream - Commentary

July 16, 2013

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The Big Dream

July 16, 2013

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The Big Dream (Commentary)

July 10, 2013

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Are You Sure / Star Dream Girl

June 25, 2013

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Are You Sure/Star Dream Girl

June 24, 2013

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Pinky's Dream feat. Karen O - Single (The Remixes)

August 7, 2012

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Eraserhead Soundtrack

August 7, 2012

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Pinky's Dream (feat. Karen O) [Remixes]

August 6, 2012

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Noah's Ark (Moby Remix)

April 29, 2012

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Noah´s Ark (Moby Remix)

April 29, 2012

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Crazy Clown Time (Deluxe Edition)

November 7, 2011

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Crazy Clown Time

November 7, 2011

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This Train

September 29, 2011

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Good Day Today / I Know

January 30, 2010

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Twin Peaks: Season Two Music And More

October 30, 2007

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