Thanksgiving weekend brought an excess of eating and drinking (but no turkey!) and three great movies – plus one dud.
I’m proud to announce that my two books about David Lynch, Eraserhead and Dune have now been released in print editions by BearManor Media, available now from the publisher and Amazon.
I was recently contacted by Swedish filmmaker Henrik Möller with an invitation to talk to him for his podcast Udda Ting (Other Things) about my experiences with David Lynch. That conversation is now available on-line on SoundCloud and YouTube.
Recent viewing includes Mel Gibson as an angry father, Chinese marines fighting in Africa, cops tracking drug dealers and violent bank robbers, and a couple of American International horrors.
By turns funny and frightening, gripping and frustrating, David Lynch’s revival of Twin Peaks is a prodigiously inventive television epic.
The Art Life is a relaxed and nuanced portrait of filmmaker David Lynch’s evolution as an artist which, like his work, is both revealing and enigmatic.
Jon Fairhurst offers an original approach to film analysis by proposing the possible influence of a classic text on David Lynch’s Eraserhead in the form of a graphic novel, The Key to Eraserhead, released as an ebook on the 40th anniversary of the film’s first public screening at Filmex in Los Angeles on March 19, 1977.
Cagey Films publishes the second volume of The David Lynch Files, this one featuring a journal of the production of Dune in Mexico during the summer of 1983, plus a number of previously unpublished interviews with Lynch and others working on the movie.
Cagey Films has begun to issue content from the site, as well as new material, in a projected series of eBooks, beginning with a volume devoted to David Lynch and the making of Eraserhead.
In 1985, I had a bizarre experience in Las Vegas when Jack Nance and I met with a representative of rich Oklahoma ranchers who were looking to invest some oil profits in a movie.