David Lynch





David Lynch

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

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


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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


Average rating: 3.88 · 6,617 ratings · 583 reviews · 61 distinct works · Similar authors
Catching the Big Fish: Medi...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3,839 ratings — published 2006 — 31 editions
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Lynch on Lynch
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 1,462 ratings — published 1997 — 11 editions
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Lost Highway
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 253 ratings — published 1997 — 5 editions
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Welcome to Twin Peaks: An A...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 187 ratings — published 1991 — 3 editions
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Images
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 127 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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The Air is on Fire
4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Mulholland Drive
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2004
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David Lynch: Dark Splendor
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2010
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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2004
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Snowmen
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2007
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“Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.”
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“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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“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.”
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