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Weirdsville U.S.A.: The Obsessive Universe of David Lynch

3.62  ·  Rating Details  ·  92 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
In his wildly varied career, David Lynch has experienced cult adulation, mainstream success, virtual rejection by the film industry, and a renaissance in which he created a style that can only be called Weird Americana. Weirdsville U.S.A. charts Lynch’s work from his experimental art school years and the midnight movie hit Eraserhead, the mainstream success of The Elephant ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 23rd 2000 by Plexus Publishing (first published December 12th 1961)
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Apr 29, 2013 Ness rated it it was ok
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The "voice" of the biographer is strong in this one and unlike Star Wars and being a Jedi, that is not a good thing. Too often the biographer makes judgement calls and his personal opinion is offered as if David Lynch would agree. His vitriolic and repeated dig at David Bowie and his appearance on Twin Peaks being one example.
I also found the device of "describing" the plot of each project (almost a blow for blow description) tedious and not insightful. I would rather the author have a quick syn
Apr 21, 2013 Josh rated it really liked it
A decent overview of one of the few true auteurs, if anybody still uses that word, in American cinema. Succeed or fail, his films are always unmistakably his. Which automatically makes him more interesting than 95 percent of the rest of the filmmakers out there. Weirdsville U.S.A. works as a good introduction to the man and his obsessions.
Wes Young
Jan 17, 2009 Wes Young rated it really liked it
I love David Lynch, and this biography is pretty thorough. It's the first one I've read and I have three more lined up, so we'll see how it measure up. For now...
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Sep 23, 2013 Tony Thomas rated it it was amazing
Bloody amazing read!!
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