David Lynch





David Lynch


Born
in Missoula, Montana, The United States
January 20, 1946

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Francis Bacon, Alfred Hitchcock, Rene Magritte, Luis Buñuel, Alejandro ...more


Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married, and fathered future director Jennifer Chambers Lynch shortly after he turned 21. That experience, plus attending art school in a particularly violent and run-down area of Philadelphia, inspired ERASERHEAD(1977), a film that he began in the early 1970s (after a couple of shorts) and which he would work on obsessively for five years. The final film was initially judged to be almost unreleasable, but thanks to the efforts of distributor Ben Barenholtz, it secured a cult following and enabled ...more

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Catching the Big Fish: Medi...

3.70 avg rating — 5,551 ratings — published 2006 — 39 editions
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Lynch on Lynch

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Lost Highway

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Welcome to Twin Peaks: An A...

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Images

4.26 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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The Air is on Fire

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Mulholland Drive

4.24 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2004
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David Lynch: Dark Splendor

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Em Águas Profundas: Criativ...

3.52 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2008
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Mind Mapping for Writers: H...

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“Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.”
David Lynch

“I hate slick and pretty things. I prefer mistakes and accidents. Which is why I like things like cuts and bruises - they're like little flowers. I've always said that if you have a name for something, like 'cut' or 'bruise,' people will automatically be disturbed by it. But when you see the same thing in nature, and you don't know what it is, it can be very beautiful.”
David Lynch

“I don't think it was pain that made [Vincent Van Gogh] great - I think his painting brought him whatever happiness he had.”
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