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David Keith Lynch is an American filmmaker and visual artist. He is one of the co-creator of Twin Peaks series with Mark Frost.He also wrote and directed the movie.

Selective biography Edit

Lynch's films are known for nightmarish and dreamlike images and meticulous sound design. Lynch's work often depicts a seedy underside to small-town America (particularly Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks) or sprawling California metropolises (Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, and, Inland Empire). Beginning with his experimental film-school feature Eraserhead (1977), he has maintained a strong cult following while experiencing inconsistent commercial success.

He married his first wife Peggy Lynch in 1967 with whom he had his first child Jennifer Lynch. He then married Mary Fisk in 1977 with whom he had Austin Jack Lynch. He then spoused Mary Sweeney in 2006 (with whom he had Riley Lynch) and finally Emily Stofle in 2009.

He is known to wear a neon yellow wristwatch even in stiff situations.[1][2] He tried many forms of heart, begginning as a painter student. Atthe time, during breakfast at the studio of his friend Bushnell Keeler he discovered that he and David Keeler drank coffee made with a bar of soap in the percolator. He later carved himself a guitar which he used for his musical pieces and albums.[3]

Director filmographyEdit

Year Film Oscars BAFTA Golden Globe Cannes Festival
Nominations Wins Nominations Wins Nominations Wins
1977 Eraserhead
1980 The Elephant Man 8 7 3 4
1984 Dune 1
1986 Blue Velvet 1 2
1990 Wild at Heart 1 1 1 Palme d'Or
1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
1997 Lost Highway
1999 The Straight Story 1 2
2001 Mulholland Drive 1 2 1 4 Best Director (Cannes Film Festival)
2006 Inland Empire Best Director (Cannes Film Festival)

Short filmsEdit

  • Six Men Getting Sick (1966) - available on The Short Films of David Lynch DVD
  • Absurd Encounter with Fear (1967) - available on The Lime Green Set DVD
  • Fictitious Anacin Commercial (1967) - available on The Lime Green Set DVD
  • The Alphabet (1968) - available on The Short Films of David Lynch DVD
  • The Grandmother (1970) - available on The Short Films of David Lynch DVD
  • The Amputee (1974) - available on The Short Films of David Lynch DVD
  • The Cowboy and the Frenchman (1988) - available on The Short Films of David Lynch DVD
  • Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Broken Hearted (1990) - available on The Lime Green Set DVD
  • Premonitions Following an Evil Deed (1995) - available on The Short Films of David Lynch DVD
  • Darkened Room (2002) - available on the Dynamic 1 DVD
  • Ballerina (2006) - available on the Inland Empire DVD
  • Quinoa (2006)- available on the Inland Empire DVD
  • Absurda (2006) - Lime Green Set
  • Boat (2007) - available on the Dynamic 1 DVD
  • Bug Crawls (2007) - available on the Dynamic 1 DVD
  • Industrial Landscape (2007) - available on the Dynamic 1 DVD
  • Blue Green (2007)
  • Dream#7 (2009) - OneDreamRush
  • Scissors (2008) - available on The Lime Green Set DVD
  • Lady Blue Shanghai (2010)
  • The 3 Rs (2011)
  • Idem Paris (2013)

Television seriesEdit

Year Series Episodes
1990–1991 Twin Peaks 30 (6 as director)
1990-1991 American Chronicles 13
1992 On the Air 7 (1 as director)
1993 Hotel Room 3 (2 as director)
2017 Twin Peaks 18

Online seriesEdit

Year Series Episodes Available on DVD
2002 Rabbits 4 The Lime Green Set DVD
2002 Dumbland 1. The Neighbor

2. The Treadmill

3. The Doctor

4. A Friend Visits

5. Get the Stick

6. My Teeth are Bleeding

7. Uncle Bob

8. Ants

The Lime Green Set DVD
2002 Out Yonder 3 The Lime Green Set DVD

Music videosEdit

Year Song Musician
1982 "I Predict" Sparks
1990 "Wicked Game" (film version) Chris Isaak
1992 "A Real Indication" Angelo Badalamenti
1993 "Unfinished Sympathy" Massive
1995 "Longing" Yoshiki
1999 "Thank you Judge" BlueBOB
2009 "Shot in the Back of the Head" Moby
2010 "I Touch a Red Button Man" Interpol
2011 "Crazy Clown Time" David Lynch
2013 "Came Back Haunted" Nine Inch Nails

Commercials Edit

  • Obsession by Calvin Klein (1988)
    • F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Ernest Hemingway
    • DH Lawrence
  • Asymmetrical Productions (1991)
  • Georgia Coffee (1991)
  • Michael Jackson Dangerous Short Films Intro (1991)
  • New York Dept of Sanitation (1991)
    • We Care About New York
  • Gio by Armani (1992)
    • Who is Gio?
  • Opium by Yves Saint Laurent (1992)
  • Alka Seltzer Plus (1993)
  • Tresor by Lancome Paris (1993)
  • Barilla Pasta (1993)
  • Adidas
    • the Wall (1993)
  • American Cancer Society (1993)
    • Revealed
  • Background by Jil Sander (1993)
    • The Instinct of Life
  • Sun Moon Stars by Lagerfield (1994)
  • Sci Fi Channel (1997)
    • Aunt Droid
    • Nuclear Winter
    • Rocket
  • Clearblue Easy (1997)
  • Parisienne cigarettes (1998)
    • Parisienne People
  • Playstation 2 (2000)
    • Welcome to the Third Place
  • Nissan Micra (2002)
    • Do you speak Micra?
  • Gucci by Gucci (2007)
  • Dior (2010)
    • Lady Blue Shanghai
  • Louboutin Rouge (2014)

Actor filmography Edit

  • Dune (cameo)
  • Zelly & Me
  • The Cleveland Show
  • Louie
  • A Fall from Grace

Awards and nominationsEdit

Academy Awards:

  • 1981: Best Director (The Elephant Man, nominated)
  • 1981: Best Adapted Screenplay (The Elephant Man, nominated)
  • 1987: Best Director (Blue Velvet, nominated)
  • 2002: Best Director (Mulholland Dr., nominated)

BAFTA Awards:

  • 1981: Best Direction (The Elephant Man, nominated)
  • 1981: Best Screenplay (The Elephant Man, nominated)

Cannes Film Festival:

  • 1990: Golden Palm (Wild at Heart, won)
  • 1992: Golden Palm (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, nominated)
  • 1999: Golden Palm (The Straight Story, nominated)
  • 2001: Best Director (Mulholland Dr., won Tied with Joel Coen for The Man Who Wasn't There)
  • 2001: Golden Palm (Mulholland Dr., nominated)

DGA Award:

  • 1981: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures (The Elephant Man, nominated)

Emmy Awards:

  • 1990: Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Theme Music (Twin Peaks, nominated)
  • 1990: Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics (Twin Peaks for the song "Into the Night", nominated)
  • 1990: Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (Twin Peaks for the pilot episode, nominated)
  • 1990: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (Twin Peaks for the pilot episode, nominated)
  • 1990: Outstanding Drama Series (Twin Peaks)

Golden Globes:

  • 1981: Best Director (The Elephant Man, nominated)
  • 1987: Best Screenplay (Blue Velvet, nominated)
  • 2002: Best Director (Mulholland Dr., nominated)
  • 2002: Best Screenplay (Mulholland Dr., nominated)

Independent Spirit Awards:

  • 1987: Best Director (Blue Velvet, nominated)
  • 1987: Best Screenplay (Blue Velvet, nominated)
  • 2000: Best Director (The Straight Story, nominated)
  • 2007: Special Distinction Award (Shared with Laura Dern for their collaborative work, won)

Saturn Awards:

  • 1993: Best Writing (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, nominated)
  • 1993: Life Career Award (won)
  • 2002: Best Director (Mulholland Dr., nominated)

Venice Film Festival:

  • 2006: Future Film Festival Digital Award (Inland Empire won)
  • 2006: Career Golden Lion (won)

WGA Award:

  • 1981: Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium (The Elephant Man, nominated)
  • 1987: Best Original Screenplay (Blue Velvet, nominated)

Further readingEdit

  • David Lynch: Interviews, a collection of interviews with Lynch from 1977 to 2008, edited by Richard A. Barney for the series Conversations with Filmmakers (University Press of Mississippi, 2009, ISBN 1604732377 [paperback], ISBN 1604732369 [hardback]). This volume covers topics that include Lynch's filmmaking, furniture design, painting, and music career.
  • Lynch on Lynch, a book of interviews with Lynch, conducted, edited, and introduced by filmmaker Chris Rodley (Faber & Faber Ltd., 1997, ISBN 0-571-19548-2; revised edition published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2005, ISBN 0-571-22018-5).
  • The Passion of David Lynch: Wild at Heart in Hollywood by Martha Nochimson (University of Texas Press, 1997, ISBN 0-292-75565-1).
  • The Complete Lynch by David Hughes (Virgin Virgin, 2002, ISBN 0-7535-0598-3).
  • Weirdsville U.S.A.: The Obsessive Universe of David Lynch by Paul A. Woods (Plexus Publishing. UK, Reprint edition, 2000, ISBN 0-85965-291-2).
  • David Lynch (Twayne's Filmmakers Series) by Kenneth C. Kaleta (Twayne Publishers, 1992, ISBN 0-8057-9323-2).
  • Pervert in the Pulpit: Morality in the Works of David Lynch by Jeff Johnson (McFarland & Company, 2004, ISBN 0-7864-1753-6).
  • Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity by David Lynch (Jeremy P. Tarcher, 2006, ISBN 1585425400 / 978-1585425402).
  • Snowmen by David Lynch (Foundation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, 2008, ISBN 978-3-86521-467-6).
  • David Lynch: Beautiful Dark by Greg Olson (Scarecrow Press, 2008, ISBN 0-8108-5917-3).
  • The Film Paintings of David Lynch: Challenging Film Theory by Allister Mactaggart (Intellect, 2010, ISBN 978-1-84150-332-5).
  • David Lynch - Un cinéma du maléfique, by Enrique Seknadje, Editions Camion Noir, 2010. ISBN : 978-2-35779-086-5

ReferencesEdit

  1. GQ interview with David Lynch
  2. Entertainment Weekly issue #1459, March 31, 2017
  3. Entertainment Weekly interview

External linksEdit

InterviewsEdit

InterviewsEdit

FansitesEdit

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