Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
We are always looking for more essays on Twin Peaks/David Lynch-related topics, so if you'd like to contribute one, check out the instructions on the ESSAYS page.
Monday, December 21, 2009
First, David turned a rejected TV pilot into one of his greatest films ever (and one of the greatest films ever), Mulholland Drive.
Next, he established DavidLynch.com, his official website, and used it as a home for some short films and other projects. The material he put up on the site has spawned two DVDs, Dumbland and Dynamic:01.
In the middle part of the decade, he established The David Lynch Foundation, whose ultimate goal is to create world peace through teaching transcendental meditation to children in schools and others who are in need. That was followed by the creation of DLV.TV, a video companion site to the main foundation site. We wholeheartedly support David and the foundation in their mission, and we encourage people to volunteer with the foundation.
In 2006, David released his most experimental film to date, the dark and mysterious Inland Empire. The film is noteworthy because it was shot with digital video over a long period, with David writing scenes as the process went along. This is an exciting development in the world of independent filmmaking.
This decade saw the release of Season 1 and Season 2 of Twin Peaks separately on DVD, but it was in 2007 that Twin Peaks fans really got what they'd been wanting, the Definitive Gold Box Edition of the show, complete with the pilot (original and European cuts), both seasons and tons of special features.
The decade also saw a number of music releases by David and/or related to his projects:
-- The Mulholland Drive soundtrack
-- Blue Bob, David's music project with John Neff
-- The Inland Empire soundtrack
-- "Ghost Of Love"/"Imaginary Girl" CD single
-- Twin Peaks: Season 2 Music and More
-- Polish Night Music, David's project with pianist Marek Zebrowski
-- The Air Is On Fire, background music for David's art installation of the same name
-- The Eraserhead soundtrack was released on mp3
-- David Lynch Presents: Fox Bat Strategy: A Tribute to Dave Jaurequi
-- Dark Night of the Soul -- although it officially hasn't been released, you can find this collaboration with Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse online if you go looking for it
We won't get into all the details, but David was involved in numerous art projects and exhibitions this decade, including contributing photos to the Dark Night of the Soul project.
There have also been a number of books written about David (and some by him), which you can find on this page.
Here's a quick roundup of the other Lynch-related DVDs that came out this decade:
-- The Short Films of David Lynch
-- The Elephant Man
-- Dune (Extended Edition)
-- Blue Velvet special edition
-- Wild at Heart special edition
-- Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
-- Lost Highway
-- The Straight Story
-- Lynch (One), the in-depth documentary about David made during the filming of Inland Empire
-- I Don't Know Jack, a documentary about Jack Nance
And finally, 2008 saw the release of a true treasure trove of Lynch material in the Lime Green Set, a box set that includes the following:
-- The Eraserhead soundtrack
-- The Short Films of David Lynch
-- The Elephant Man
-- The Elephant Man extras
-- Wild at Heart
-- Industrial Symphony No. 1
-- Blue Velvet (with new 5.1 audio)
-- Mystery Disc (which contains deleted scenes from Wild at Heart)
-- 40-page picture book
We look forward to whatever David works on over the next decade (and we really hope that includes at least one feature film). We also really hope the next year or two sees the release of a new edition of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me that includes the famed deleted scenes.
Happy New Year, everyone!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
One of the features of the site is a section where we will post fan-submitted essays on topics related to Twin Peaks and David Lynch's other work. So be sure to check out the essays page on the site to see if you'd be interested in contributing.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Here's a full rundown of what the set includes:
A box of selected work by director David Lynch including Eraserhead remastered edition, the Eraserhead CD soundtrack, The Short Films of David Lynch, Blue Velvet with a newly remixed 5.1 track by David Lynch, Wild at Heart, The Elephant Man, the animated serial Dumbland, and making its DVD debut, Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Broken Hearted.
In addition will be a Mystery Disc -- including several exclusive Lynch originals. Also included in the set will be original Lynch extras not before available on previous DVD editions. Finally, set includes a booklet featuring rare Lynch imagery.
A HUGE thanks to the awesome David Lynch fan site Dugpa.com for the heads-up on this set.
For all your David Lynch/Twin Peaks needs (DVDs, CDs, books), visit the David Lynch/Twin Peaks Online Store at Amazon.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
By Gregg Goldstein
CANNES (Hollywood Reporter) - Directors Werner Herzog and David Lynch are teaming for "My Son, My Son," a horror-tinged murder drama based on a true story.
Herzog and his longtime assistant director Herbert Golder co-wrote "Son," loosely based on the true story of a San Diego man who acts out a Sophocles play in his mind and kills his mother with a sword.
The low-budget feature will flash back and forth from the murder scene to the disturbed man's story. A guerrilla-style digital video shoot on location is tentatively set for March. Lynch is executive producing the project.
Herzog is having a busy year. He was set to film "Son" in the summer but postponed it to direct Nicolas Cage in a remake of Abel Ferrara's 1992 cop drama "Bad Lieutenant" starting in July. In the fall, he will shoot the Victorian-era drama "The Piano Tuner" for Focus Features.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Taken from: http://www.hollywoodtoday.net/?p=4574
(Thanks to dugpa.com for the original post about this.)
David Lynch making road movie and promoting his new TM book
By Ane Howard
HOLLYWOOD,CA, (Hollywood Today) May 3, 2008 - Four time Oscar nominee David Lynch told Hollywood Today that he is working on a new film “Catching The Big Fish,’’ a road movie shot about his dialogues with regular folk on the meaning of life, with the likes of 60’s troubadour Donovan and John Hagelin, the physicist, as traveling companions.
The “Lynch-esque’’documentary is another example of this Cannes Festival winner‘s visionary take on creativity. He notes he traveled the globe with his multi-camera crew looking to catch his next big fish, and in keeping with his surreal film and TV past, says his plan was no less than to explore the world’s mind.
He concludes that “people have a right to be happy but they don’t know it. A lot of artists are attached to the idea that to create one must suffer and live in pain. I used to have a lot of anger and depression but when you have a constant migraine, you can’t create anything and Transcendental Meditation has really taught me that.”
On tour to promote his bestseller, “Catching The Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness and Creativity,” Lynch, whose mind has fascinated the world with its dark and often disturbing images, states “ the receptivity to the concept of meditation is catching on,” and “ people see other people’s bliss and they want it for themselves.”
The heart of The David Lynch Foundation (www.DavidLynchFoundation.org) was ignited as he saw school violence on the increase in the nation. His book, upcoming film and seminars are his contribution to the TM practice from which he has benefited, and that he believes makes “people look familiar and look like friends.”
David Lynch known for his recurrent collaborations with several of the same actors like Laura Dern and Harry Dean Stanton and crew in his productions extends his loyalty to family. When asked about a possible family collaboration with daughter Jennifer Chambers Lynch, he told us, “She just finished shooting a film called “Surveillance”, it is going to Cannes next year.” David Lynch is executive producer.
Questioned about the commercial appeal of his films, Lynch told Hollywood Today, “When things are abstract as they are in my films, not exactly like a Hollywood film, the commercial side is never really big.”
He added, “When I make a film I fall in love with an idea, and enjoy the doing, and then when it corrects, I put it out in the world. I then lose control over it and just hope that it connects to others, but it is kind of understandable if it doesn’t appeal to everyone.”
Lynch attributes his immense imagination to 34 years of TM. As “my mind becomes clearer, I am able to catch ideas like a big fish. You can catch it. You can cook it. You can even eat it, but you can’t create a big fish.”
Some of the big fish that Lynch has been able to catch are rock stars such as David Bowie and Marilyn Manson. Their willingness to contribute to his soundtracks is legendary but in Lynch’s words, it is quite simple, “just pay them good money. When it fits, it’s a good marriage.” And when pushed to further elaborate on the connection, Lynch exclaimed, “I am a rock star!”
And to clarify his IMDB listed salary of $1,000, “it’s my per minute rate,” he added with good humor. A salary more fit for the rock star that he is.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, December 17, 2007
It'll be released on March 25, 2008, but you can pre-order it through Amazon.com now:
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
And finally, here is a promo video for this blog that I created:
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
You can pre-order it now at Amazon.com:
01 Love Theme Intro 2:21
02 Shelly 2:17
03 New Shoes 3:48
04 High School Swing 1:51
05 Hayward Boogie 2:16
06 Blue Frank 5:10
07 Audrey's Prayer 2:10
08 I'm Hurt Bad 2:30
09 Cop Beat 1:56
10 Harold's Theme 1:42
11 Barber Shop 1:25
12 Night Bells 2:47
13 Just You 3:36
14 Drug Deal Blues 3:08
15 Audrey 2:26
16 Josie and Truman 4:32
17 Hook Rug Dance 2:24
18 Packard's Vibration 2:39
19 Half Heart 5:31
20 Laura's Dark Boogie 5:01
21 Dark Mood Woods/The Red Room 9:01
22 Love Theme Farewell 2:34
It's possible that the music on this soundtrack is not just from season two, but also from season one and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Twin Peaks - The Definitive Gold Box Edition, which contains the pilot and both seasons of the show in one DVD set, is available for pre-order. The release date is October 30, 2007. Click above to pre-order it from Amazon.com.
This set should be incredible. In addition to having the entire Twin Peaks series, it's got both versions of the pilot, deleted scenes and brand new interviews that were not part of either of the two individual season box sets.
I cannot put into words how happy I am about this!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
For those who aren't familiar with this story, Lynch reportedly shot about twice the amount of footage for "Fire Walk With Me" that was used in the final cut of the film. Many of the scenes that were cut from the movie featured characters from the series who ended up not making it into the finished film. Needless to say, Peaks fans are fascinated with the idea of seeing what other familiar faces from the town of Twin Peaks were doing before Laura Palmer died.
Lynch hand-picked about a hour's worth of these scenes to be edited and scored, and that work has been done. The hope is that MK2, the company that now owns the rights to the film, will include this set of deleted scenes in a new DVD release.
A movement has been afoot for some time to try to get MK2 to move forward, and you can help.
Visit the "FWWM Fight" online for more information and to learn how you can contribute to the campaign to have these deleted scenes released:
FWWM Fight website
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
No release date yet, but this is exciting news. Hopefully the "Definitive Gold Box Edition" will include some great special features that neither of the individual season sets had.
Twin Peaks/David Lynch links
- David Lynch/Twin Peaks online store @ Amazon.com
- Dugpa.com: Twin Peaks/David Lynch news
- Fight for the release of FWWM deleted scenes
- Twin Peaks Gazette
- Twin Peaks Online
- Greetings from Twin Peaks
- The Black Lodge: A Web Homage to David Lynch
- DavidLynch.com: David Lynch's official site
- Twin Peaks/David Lynch videos on YouTube
- Inland Empire: official site of the movie
- IMDb: Twin Peaks
- IMDb: Fire Walk With Me
- Wikipedia: Twin Peaks
- Wikipedia: Fire Walk With Me
- Wikipedia: David Lynch
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