David Lynch is one of the most creative and fascinating artists of our time. 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 (1976), 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 unreleasably weird, but thanks to the effort of distributor Ben Barenholtz, it secured a cult following and enabled Lynch to make his first mainstream film (in an unlikely alliance with Mel Brooks), though The Elephant Man (1980) was shot through with his unique sensibility.
The enormous critical and commercial success of The Elephant Man led to Dune (1984), a hugely expensive commercial disaster, but Lynch redeemed himself with Blue Velvet (1986), his most personal and original work since his debut. He subsequently won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival with the dark, violent road movie Wild At Heart (1990), and achieved a huge cult following with his surreal TV series Twin Peaks (a990), which he adapted for the big screen with the movie Fire Walk With Me (1992), though his comedy series "On The Air" (1992) was less successful. He also draws a comic strip (The Angriest Dog In The World) and has devised multimedia stage events, like Industrial Symphony #1 (1991) with regular composer Angelo Badalamenti. Uh.. also he had a much-publicized affair with Isabella Rossellini in the late 1980s...
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The Art of David Lynch Pretty As A Picture From an early age David Lynch was inspired by the arts and the warm inner glow that comes with the pursuit of creative expression. An artist of many talents, Lynch not only directs, he pursues artistic expressions as a writer, a painter, still photographer, and musical composer among other endeavors. Produced during the making of the film Lost Highway, this is more than a story about the making of a movie, Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch looks at how this modern day Renaissance man makes a motion picture, and examines through his artistic explorations, the very nature of creativity, its nurture and fulfillment. How has his unique style evolved? Friends, colleagues and crew alike will agree, David Lynch the filmmaker is an enigma... a highly personable, gee-whiz kind of fellow with this spontaneous and powerful gift for creating very dark and disturbing images.
The making of Lost Highway provides the framework for a more personal story examining what inspired him to draw as a youth, to his first films, and a life-long quest for creative expression. This is the documentary as shown in the U.S. on Bravo and the Independent Film Channel. Featured interviews include Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette,Balthazar Getty, Robert Blake, Robert Loggia, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Angelo Badalamenti, Mel Brooks, Jack Fish, Barry Gilford, Jennifer Lynch, Jack Nance, Mary Sweeney, Dean Stockwell. 1997. COLOR. 85 minutes. This David Lynch classic may be available at your favorite movie store.
Crumb David Lynch presents A Terry Zwigoff film. Directed by Terry Zwigoff. "David Lynch presents one of the most critically acclaimed films ever made. A hilarious and mysterious journey through artistic genius and sexual obsession, Crumb is a wild ride through the mind of R. Crumb - creator of Zap Comix, Mr. Natural and Fritz the Cat. "Crumb enters a territory as spooky as it is fascinating... a portrait of the artist as misanthrope, as bad-boy visionary, as joker and sex maniac and , finally, as hero. One of those rare film experiences that has the giddy effect of being a nightmare and a party at the same time. Extraordinary!" - Entertainment Weekly. Four Stars! - Siskel & Ebert, NY Post, Chicago Reader, USA Today, Boston Herald, San Francisco Examiner, Los Angeles Daily News, New York Daily News, Washington Times, Chicago Tribune, Toronto Star, Chicago Sun Times, Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Film Threat Magazine, Detroit News, Newsweek, Howard Stern, Roger Ebert. COLOR. Rated R. 119 minutes, Stereo. Out of Print. This David Lynch classic may be available at your favorite movie store.
The David Lynch Charlie Rose Interviews
Lost Highway Interview USA Network. 1997. Charlie Rose interview featuring David Lynch when Lost Highway was released in 1997. Discussions with film clips of Lost Highway, Dune, Blue Velvet, Eraserhead, The Elephant Man. Robert Blake, Richard Pryor, Robert Loggia. Dennis Hopper and Nicolas Cage discussing David Lynch and the type of person and director he is. 43 minutes. COLOR.
The Straight Story Interview USA Network. 1999. Charlie Rose interview featuring David Lynch when The Straight Story was released in 1999. Whereas the Lost Highway interview dealt primarily David Lynch's films, this interview deals mostly with David Lynch's career and lifestyle. Discussion that The Straight Story was completely different from his other works and how he came about making it. Discussions about his painting, about how he went to Bob's Big Boy restaurant every day at 2:30 for seven years and ate the same thing - and about sugar, of course. About creativity - about which of his films is his favorite. About the decade to live in - the mid-1950s. 30 minutes. COLOR.
73 minutes. Out of Print. US shipping $.99 first class or $5.10 priority. Outside US $3 for air. This item is traded collector to collector. The Seller does not own rights to this property and none are transferred or implied. $19.99 DVD.
Dune Directed by David Lynch. "A place beyond your dreams. A movie beyond your imagination." The long-awaited film version of Frank Herbert's classic science fiction epic, Dune, explodes on the screen with dazzling special effects, unforgettable images and powerful performances. The saga of intergalactic warrior Paul Atreides (Kyle MacLachlan) and his messianic rise to leadership features an all-star cast, including Jose Ferrer, Max Von Sydow, Oscar-winner Linda Hunt and rock legend, Sting.
This monumental Dino De Laurentiis presentation is directed by David Lynch, with photography by Academy Award-winner Freddie Francis, music by Grammy-winner Toto, and incredible monster creations by E.T.'s Carlo Rambaldi. Visit an unbelievable world beyond time and space, and experience the ultimate adventure that goes beyond the imagination. "Dune is richer and stranger than just about anything the commercial cinema now has to offer." - Newsweek Magazine. 1984. COLOR. 2 hours - 17 minutes. Rated PG-13. This David Lynch classic may be available at your favorite movie store.
The Elephant Man Directed by David Lynch. Starring Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Freddie Jones, Wendy Hiller. © 1980 Brooksfilms Limited. In the lecture hall of the London Pathological Society, a brilliant young surgeon, Frederick Treves (Anthony Hopkins) shows an incredulous group of doctors a truly astonishing and horrible sight - a man so hideously deformed that he is condemned to life as a freak in a circus sideshow, where Treves has found him. His name is John Merrick (John Hurt) and he is known to circus audiences up and down Victorian England as The Elephant Man.
The Elephant Man has been acclaimed by critics the world over for cinematographic excellence and for its outstanding story of the triumph of human dignity over ignorance, prejudice, hatred and fear. Based on a true story, the film examines the complex emotional experiences faced by John Merrick, "The Elephant Man", when he is discovered by a dedicated surgeon. Rescued from his degrading life as a circus freak, Merrick is given a chance to live his last years with comfort, respect and dignity. Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud and Wendy Hiller add their impressive skills in strong supporting roles. An unforgettable motion picture... a remarkable story, remarkably told. Nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director (David Lynch) and Best Actor (John Hurt). B&W, 124 minutes, Stereo. This David Lynch classic may be+ available at your favorite movie store.
Eraserhead Director David Lynchís feature-film debut is a masterpiece of the macabre and grotesque. Reportedly a reaction to the news that he was about to become a father, Lynch's Eraserhead follows a sensitive young man as he struggles to cope with impending parenthood. Henry Spencer (Jack Nance) lives in a hopeless industrial landscape, lusting after the beautiful woman who lives in the apartment across the hall. After his girlfriend, Mary (Charlotte Stewart), informs him of her pregnancy, he is forced to eat dinner with her extremely odd family. The baby is eventually born, only it isnít a human baby at all; itís a deformed creature that resembles a lizard. The baby wonít stop crying, a horrifyingly piercing wail that drives Mary insane. Left alone with the baby, Henry is serenaded by a woman who lives inside his radiator, and soon he decides to murder his baby in order to stop the nightmare once and for all. Five years in the making, Eraserhead contains all of the trademark attributes of a Lynch film--haunting visuals, an ethereal score, unsettling sound design, and, most notably, a black sense of humor--creating a world onscreen that is exhilarating, terrifying, and unique. 100 minutes, B&W. 1976. This David Lynch classic may be available at your favorite movie store.
For One Week Only: David Lynch The BBC Documentary. Extremely rare documentary originally presented by Jonathan Ross for the the BBC gives an in-depth and fascinating look at David Lynch the creator, filmmaker, storyteller, cartoonist, coffee drinker, smoker, and visionary. Includes rare behind-the-scenes study at the making of Lynch's art (including a look at the creation of Lynch's cartoon strip "The Angriest Dog In The World") and features fascinating interviews with Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Catherine "The Log Lady" Koulson, Jack Nance, Laura Dern, Jennifer Lynch, and Lynch, of course! Discussions of his films including the colossal failure "Dune", "The Elephant Man" and the award-winning "Wild At Heart". This is a unique glimpse of one of the true visionaries of our time. This rare collectible was purchased at auction, is Out of Print and has never been released commercially in the U.S. Considering the rarity of the item and the media source, the quality is very good and a pleasure to view! COLOR & B&W. 1990 BBC. 51 minutes. Recorded from TV. Never released in the U.S. US shipping $.99 first class or $5.10 priority. Outside US $3 for air. This video is traded collector to collector. The Seller does not own rights to this property and none are transferred or implied. $19.99 DVD.
Hotel Room By David Lynch. Hotel Room (1993) was a landmark move for David Lynch into the realm of a television anthology series. Hotel Room is three stories set in the same hotel room (but in different years)! It doesn't falter and wander, gets right to the point. While it retains all of the style and quirkiness of Lynch stories, only 2 are directed by Lynch, the first and the third. The middle story, is directed by James Signorelli, but in somewhat 'Lynchian' style.
#1 Tricks. (Takes place in 1969). Stars Glenne Headly, Freddie Jones and Harry Dean Stanton. Although you are never exactly sure what is going on, the characters make you want to know more. Stanton is excellent, playing the loser/loner with his usual unshaven finesse. The Barry Gifford script is excellent. 'Tricks' is an ambiguous, unsettling, ball of emotion and fear. Lynch here makes something look and seem so unreal that it literally becomes real. These characters are frightening because they seem so other-worldly while living seemingly within our realm. Lynch draws them out and shows them to us unflinchingly. This is the auteur working his usual extraordinary magic.
#2 Getting Rid of Robert. (Takes place in 1992). Stars Griffin Dunne and three women (Deborah Unger, Mariska Hargitay and Chelsea Field). Story by Jay McInerney and directed by Signorelli. Although this is a good story, it lacks that other-worldliness of Lynch. It has a humorous yet realistic ending. Like 'Twin Peaks,' Hotel Room works best when Lynch is directly involved.
#3 Blackout. (Takes place in 1936). Written by Gifford, stars Crispin Glover and Alicia Witt. It is a landmark moment for Lynch and Glover, who fashion a story that perfectly normal. It is the first time Glover has ever played a completely normal character and he succeeds with flying colors. Alicia Witt is marvelous too and establishes herself as the next Lynchian ingenue. The timing that she and Glover master is right-on-the-money, the chemistry between them is moving. Lynch demonstrates that he can do a story minus quirks and still retain his style and charisma.
Hotel Room 1992. 100 minutes. COLOR. Out of Print. Recorded from TV. Out of Print. US shipping $.99 first class or $5.10 priority. Outside US $3 for air. This item is traded collector to collector. The Seller does not own rights to this property and none are transferred or implied. $19.99 DVD.
Hugh Hefner: Once Upon A Time A David Lynch / Mark Frost Production. Narrated by James Coburn. Directed by Robert Heath. Imagine Orson Welles's Citizen Kane by way of Madonna's Truth or Dare and you have a sense of Hugh Hefner: Once Upon A Time. Producers David Lynch and Mark Frost, the same slightly-skewed team that brought you Twin Peaks and American Chronicles, have turned their lens on the founder and editor of Playboy magazine. The pair was given access to exclusive footage including home movies of Hefner's childhood, tantalizing glimpses of life inside the Playboy Mansion, and other rare, behind-the-scenes footage of the man and his empire. This personal look, combined with candid interviews of both friends and enemies, makes this film a remarkable psychological travelogue on the man and his life.
At first glance, Hefner's story seems like a fulfillment of the American dream as he celebrated what he called the Good Life. His quest, though, has its dark side. This film explores his obstacles to that success, from his roots in a conservative Chicago family to his confrontation with the many faces of Puritanism that dominated American society. This is the tale of a man who created an empire of dreams and prevailed over all obstacles to become a part of the mythology of 20 century America. It is a compelling film that you simply must see! 1993. COLOR. 91 minutes. Rated R. Out of Print.
I Don't Know Jack Directed by Chris Leavens. "I told my stories on 'I Don't Know Jack'. I love that documentary. It's really an important piece of work." - David Lynch. 2002. COLOR. 91 minutes. A fascinating documentary on the life, career and brutal death of an icon called Jack Nance. He was the star of Eraserhead in 1972 and various other David Lynch works including Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet and Sailor & Lula. We see the young Nance, full of vim and vigor, gradually crawling inside the bottle. He got sober and was looking great during his second marriage. Then, his bride committed suicide while he was away on location. He never recovered and never stilled his often intemperate mouth - although this was no reason for the group of young guys to beat him up that morning, December 1996 at a Pasadena donut shop. He was found dead the next day; his killers have never been found. There is also much humor in anecdotes from Nance himself, his family and friends David Lynch, Dennis Hopper and his first wife, the Twin Peaks Log Lady Catherine Coulson.
"I suppose 53 is a young age to die," says Lynch. "Jack didn't think he'd last that long. Nor did his friends. I had many future roles in my head for Jack. Now I cannot think of anyone who could fill his shoes." This David Lynch production may be available at your favorite movie store.
Industrial Symphony No. 1 (The dream of the Broken Hearted). Directed by David Lynch. Produced by David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti. Performance filmed at The Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House, November 10, 1989. Lyrics by David Lynch. Music by Angelo Badalamenti. Featuring the voice of Julee Cruise.
Cruise in a white prom dress floating down from the rafters like a Barbie
doll playing Tinker Bell... a stage set including a grid of power lines above an
oil derrick with a woman wearing only a black bikini bottom draped inside the
framework... Three video monitors facing the audience projecting the image of
Cruise singing on stage from the opened trunk of a classic late 40`s coupe,
flanked by two demurely dancing women in prom dresses and 10 other shimmying in
Vegas show-girl costumes.
Does this add up to an Industrial Symphony? It did to director David Lynch, whose "Industrial Symphony No.1 " received its world premiere Friday, November 10, 1989 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music during the tenth annual New Music Area festival. Lynch`s collaboration with composer Angelo Badalamenti wasn't a symphony in the classical, orchestral vein - more striking industrial "visual" accompanied by a taped soundtrack that alternated between ominous wales of synthesized sound and pieces derived from `50s vocal group songs.
kicked off with a videotape from his latest film, "Wild at Heart",
depicting a phone call ending a relationship that elicited some chuckles with
its archetypal tough guy and shattered girl dialogue before the curtain rose on
a stunning tableaux. The industrial noir landscape, belching fire and
smoke as that mysterious female character writhed in slow motion down the oil
derrick before slithering face first into the back seat of the car, was a
jaw-dropper. The audience really got the feeling they had been transported
into the murky realm of the subconscious. But the visual spectacle
remained the core of the piece - the music never gained enough dimension to
supplant it as the center of attention. It was entertaining as spectacle,
especially Cruise's entrance from the rafters was pretty breathtaking.
"Industrial Symphony No.1" was recognizably David Lynch in the way it contrasted the innocence of `50s rock songs with his forbidding view on real-life emotional perils. A triumph of atmosphere!
Featuring Up In Flames, I Float Alone, The Black Sea, Into The Night, I'm Hurt Bad, Pinky's Bubble Egg (The Twins Spoke), The Dream Conversation, Rockin' Back Inside My Heart, The Final Battle, The World Spins.
1990. COLOR. 50 minutes. Out of Print. Recorded from TV. US shipping $.99 first class or $5.10 priority. Outside US $3 for air. This video is traded collector to collector. The Seller does not own rights to this property and none are transferred or implied. $19.99 DVD.
Lost Highway Directed by David Lynch. Written by David Lynch and Barry Gifford. © 1997 October Films. COLOR. 135 minutes. A mesmerizing meditation on the mysterious nature of identity, Lost Highway is a new film by David Lynch, creator of such modern masterworks as The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Wild At Heart. Starring Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty, Robert Loggia and Robert Blake, the film expands the horizons of the medium, taking its audience on a journey through the unknown and the unknowable. Radical, even for a Lynch film, Lost Highway is not only about the human psyche, it actually seems to take place inside it.
Set in a city that looks suspiciously like Los Angeles but which is actually a place of Lynch's own imagining, Lost Highway - like LA - is both blazingly modern and resolutely retro in look and feel. Dubbed by Lynch and Gifford "a 21st-century noir horror film," the film draws its plot, or rather, its plots, from classic film noirs filled with desperate men and faithless women, expensive cars and cheap motels.
Haunting sexuality, ricochet action and fleeting, murderous shadows await you on a journey that begins and ends on the Lost Highway. The successful jazz musician whose marriage is on the rocks... The man in black who threatens to expose him... The young mechanic with links to a powerful mobster... The mobster's moll who knows what she wants and the people who can get it for her. These are the riders on the Lost Highway, trapped in their worlds of desire, destiny, and unknown destination, where the truth is always just a short way further down the road. A powerful, sensual and extraordinary movie from the director of "Twin Peaks" and "Blue Velvet": David Lynch. This David Lynch classic may be available at your favorite movie store.
Lumiere & Company Intriguing Short Films From 40 Of The World's Leading Directors. Forty Films... Forty Directors. From the Great Pyramids in Egypt to the Great Wall of China, from Los Angeles to Hiroshima, directors throughout the world took part in a unique celebration of cinema. To commemorate the Centennial of the Lumiere Brothers' first "motion picture," David Lynch, Spike Lee, Wim Wenders, Zhang Yimou, John Boorman and a host of other leading international filmmakers created their own minute Lumiere Film. Using the restored original camera, each director offer his own signature style to the film. These exciting eclectic shorts are combined with intriguing interviews with the filmmakers. A must for all movie fans, Lumiere and Company speaks for the passion, beauth, and visionary dream of this hundred year old art form.
COLOR and B/W, 88 minutes, English and French with English subtitles, Documentary, Not Rated. 1995 Cineteve Presentation of a Cineteve Igeldo Komunikazioa Soren Staermose AB La Sept Arte co-production with the special participation of Canal Plus. This David Lynch collectible is available at your favorite movie store.
Mulholland Drive Written & Directed by David Lynch. "Winner - Best Director, 2001 Cannes Film Festival." 2001 Academy Award Nominee for Best Director. Music composed and conducted by Angelo Badalamenti. "Hypnotic!" - Roger Ebert. "It's beautiful, twisting... dangerous and addictive." - The Washington Post. "It gets inside your head... and stays there." - Vogue. Starring Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring, Ann Miller, Robert Forster. This sexy thriller has been acclaimed as one of the year's best films. Two beautiful women are caught up in a lethally twisted mystery - and ensnared in an equally dangerous web of erotic passion. "There's nothing like this baby anywhere! This sinful pleasure is a fresh triumph for Lynch, and one of the best films of the year. Visionary daring, swooning eroticism and colors that pop like a whore's lip glass!" - Rolling Stone's Peter Travers. "See it... then see it again!" - Time Out New York. 2001 Universal Studios. COLOR. Surroundsound. 147 minutes. This David Lynch hit may be available at your favorite movie store.
Nadja David Lynch presents A Michael Almereyda Film. Written & Directed by Michael Almereyda. Starring Suzy Amis, Galaxy Craze, Martin Donovan, Karl Geary, Jared Harris, Elina Lowensohn, Peter Fonda. "Unseen. Unforgiving. Undead." "Twin brother and sister vampires struggle against each other - and the ancient curse that binds them - in this stylish, erotic thriller set against the concrete canyons of modern-day Manhattan. Fiendishly seductive Nadja (Elina Lowensohn), and brother Edgar (Jared Harris), spend their days entombed in darkness, and their nights hiding in the heart of the New York afterhours scene. But Edgar is haunted by the painful duality of life lived in the shadows - and troubled by his twin's relentlessly evil nature. Nadja weaves her sensual spell around the niece and nephew of famed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing (Peter Fonda), Edgar joins forces with his would-be-assassin, plotting to bring down his sister in an all-out orgy of sex, blood, danger and death that the L.A. Weekly calls "Truly hot! Sex and moviemaking of the unsafest sort." "Winning! Intriguing, Luminous, Stylish!" - Caryn James, The New York Times. "The Lushest film of the year!" - Georgia Brown, The Village Voice. 1994. COLOR. 93 minutes. Out of Print.
On The Air Created by David Lynch and Mark Frost. On The Air was a short-lived sitcom on ABC, produced by Lynch/Frost Productions. Three episodes were aired in the summer of 1992, out of seven total episodes produced, and ABC did not pick up the series. All seven episodes are on this video.
Set in New York City in 1957, "On The Air" concerns a weekly TV variety show on the fledgling Zoblotnick Broadcasting Company. "The Lester Guy Show" is hosted by a has-been movie actor (Ian Buchanan, who played Dick Tremayne on "Twin Peaks"). Also featured on the TV show is Betty Hudson (Marla Jeanette Rubinoff), a dim-witted blonde. The show is directed by Vladja Gochktch (David L. Lander), a relative of network president Ivan Zoblotnick. Both Gochktch and Zoblotnick have limited fluency in English. Aiding Gochktch are his assistant (and translator) Ruthie (Nancye Ferguson) and ever-nervous producer McGonigle (Marvin Kaplan). Representing the network on the set is the penny-pinching Buddy Budwaller (Miguel Ferrer, who played FBI forensics expert Albert Rosenfeld on "Twin Peaks"), and his assistant Nicole Thorn (Kim McGuire). Nicole and Lester are secretly having an affair, and plotting how to get the ever-popular Betty removed from the show.
Rounding out the cast are staff writer Bert Schein (Gary Grossman), and Mickey (Mel Johnson, Jr.) and Blinky Watts (Tracey Walter), the sound and light men. Blinky is affected with "Bozeman's Simplex", which causes him to have hallucinatory vision at all times. Having cameo roles in each episode are Shorty, the stagehand (Irwin Keyes); the small messenger man Buddy Morris (Buddy Douglas); the announcer (Everett Greenbaum); and the Siamese "Hurry Up" twins (Raleigh and Raymond Friend). Each Episode deals with the comic consequences of putting on a live TV show every week, exacerbated by the backstage antics of the cast and crew.
Episode 1: Broadcast June 20, 1992. Tensions are high as the cast and crew prepare for the premiere of "The Lester Guy Show". Technical problems plague the live broadcast. Guest: Angelo Bandalementi (Piano Player). (23 minutes).
Episode 2: Not broadcast. After Betty is flooded with fan mail (for saving the first show), Mr. Zoblotnick invites her to dinner. Lester, Buddy, and Nicole, fearing for their jobs, try to sabotage the evening. Guest: Sydney Lassik (Ivan Zoblotnick). (23 minutes).
Episode 3: Broadcast June 27, 1992. A rigged game show is featured, pitting Betty and her grade school teacher against "the man with the highest IQ ever measured". Meanwhile, McGonigle is suffering from allergy-induced visions. Guests: Diana Bellamy (Ethel Thissel), Richard Riehle (Dr. Winky), Charles Tyner (Prof. Right Answer). (23 minutes).
Episode 4: Not broadcast. A famous stage and screen actor guest stars on the show, but is not used to the constraints of the small screen. Meanwhile, Betty makes a pet of one of the ducks to be used in a skit. Guest: Freddie Jones (Stan Tailings). (23 minutes).
Episode 5: Broadcast July 4, 1992. Ex-movie star Sylvia Hudson (Betty's estranged sister and Lester's old flame) guest stars with the children's puppet "Mr. Peanuts". Guest: Anne Bloom (Sylvia Hudson), Chuck McCann (Wally Walters). (23 minutes).
Episode 6: Not broadcast. The Great Presidio, a has-been magician, appears on the show to perform his world-famous "Gypsy Traveler" trick. Guests: Robert Costanzo (Mr. Plumber), I.M. Hobson (Presidio). (23 minutes).
Episode 7: Not broadcast. Lester invites a group of Beatniks to be on the "tribute to summer" show, while his and Nicole's attempt to sabotage Betty using a "voice disintegrator" backfires. Guests: John Quade (Billy "The Ear" Mulkahey), Bellina Logan (*Woman With No Name), Sydney Lassik (Ivan Zoblotnick). (23 minutes).
1992 Lynch/Frost Productions. COLOR. 161 minutes. Out of Print. Recorded from TV. US shipping $.99 first class or $5.10 priority. Outside US $3 for air. This video is traded collector to collector. The Seller does not own rights to this property and none are transferred or implied. $19.99 DVD.
THE SHORT FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH
Many have the perception that David Lynch is some sort of psychotic mental patient who happened upon a camera one day and decided to film his subconscious. His early short films could be seen to confirm this. (Actually, Lynch is anything but. When Mel Brooks first talked to Lynch to direct his award-winning "The Elephant Man", Brooks said that he expected to meet a real weirdo, but instead he met 'the All-American boy next door'). But in watching these early films we can begin to see where Lynch the artist came from, what he was trying to say, and what he hoped to achieve in his cinema. It is not always pleasant to look at, nor is it always clear and easy to comprehend, but he has masterminded a series of short films, unlike no one before or since, that manage to capture the fleeting, uneasy mental moments of twilight sleep, when the mind is alive and drifting with ghosts from the invisible world, and anxieties from the real one. David Lynch is considered a genius by most. The Short Films of David Lynch is a must for any fan of innovative and imaginative cinema. The quality here is excellent, on a scale of 1 to 10, these are a 10. VHS NTSC, SP mode.
THE SHORT FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH - I
Six Men Getting Sick (1966) 4 minutes. This film was created as part of a sculpted work, to be projected over and bring it to animated life. Essentially, the title expresses what little plot there is. Six cartoon heads grow ill, and the vomit. Not nearly as nauseating as it sounds and a good introduction to Lynch in his artist days.
The Grandmother (1970) 34 minutes. A young couple, immature and brutish, gives birth to a son who they berate and abuse. Seeking solace, the boy finds a strange bag of seeds in an upstairs bedroom, one of which he plants. After a long period of germination and growth, the seed blooms and a "grandmother" is born. This kindly old woman takes care of the boy. But trouble looms as the parents discover that the boy has been up to. This is the last time Lynch will intermix animation into his film work.
The Alphabet (1968) 4 minutes. A young girl has a tortured night terror about growing up, learning, and reciting the alphabet. A combination of child-like animation with haunting, unnerving live action.
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THE SHORT FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH - II
The Amputee (1974) 9 minutes. A young woman writes a letter to a lover about friendship, trust, and betrayal, as a male nurse cares for her hideously mangled leg stumps. Shot on video as an experiment for the American Film Institute.
The Cowboy and the Frenchman (1989) 26 minutes. Slim, Pete, and Dusty spend a lazy afternoon on the dude ranch, when what should come down the hillside but a lost man, dressed in a very European suit and beret. After ransacking his valise, they discover he is French. There is a huge language gap, but mutual goodwill (and an Indian scout named Broken Feather) seems to bind them together. They party all night and into the next day. This was originally conceived as part of a French television show.
Lumiere and Company: Premonitions Following an Evil Deed (1996) 52 seconds. A young woman's murdered body is discovered by police. An older woman rises from a swing with a distressed look on her face. Smoke fills the screen, and we then see three distorted beings surrounding a large water filled cylinder. There is a nude woman inside. Flames explode, and we are in the living room of an older couple. The woman rises to answer the door. The police have arrived, hats in hand. Created to celebrate the 100th year of the Lumiere camera and the advent of motion pictures.
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Storyville Written and Directed by Mark Frost. Starring James Spader, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, Jason Robards. "The Candidate. The Seduction. The Murder. The Mystery." "James Spader, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer and Jason Robards star in this seductive murder mystery from the co-creator of Twin Peaks. The son of a powerful Louisiana family, Cray Fowler (Spader) is a rising political star for who a moment's weakness threatens a lifetime's ambition. Videotaped having sex with a beautiful prostitute (Charlotte Lewis), Cray finds himself at the center of a spider's web of blackmail and murder. Forced to defend the woman who betrayed him against the woman he once loved, Cray comes face to face with the dangerous secret that created his family's power - and now threatens his own life. Unpredictable and erotic, Storyville is a modern-day Chinatown; suspenseful, shocking, and utterly seductive." 1992. COLOR. 112 minutes. Out of Print.
The Straight Story A film by David Lynch. A true story that proves a little determination goes a very, very long way. Starring Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek. Based on the true story that captured the hearts of America, The Straight Story is one of those rare films offering powerful, uplifting entertainment for audiences of all ages. Directed by acclaimed, two-time Academy Award nominee David Lynch (Wild At Heart, Twin Peaks), this gentle, inspiring film celebrates the human spirit.
Richard Farnsworth (Misery, The Natural) stars as Alvin Straight - a no-nonsense man who has never been one to lean on others. Now at an age when his eyesight denies him the ability to drive, and walking is accomplished only with the help of two canes, Alvin lives a quiet life with his daughter Rose (Academy Award winner Sissy Spacek). But when the call comes that Alvin's estranged brother, Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton, The Green Mile), has suffered a debilitating stroke, Alvin embarks on a dangerous and emotional journey to make amends. With little money, but plenty of patience and tenacity, he climbs aboard his 1966 John Deere lawnmower and plots the 260-mile course from his small Iowa town to Lyle's home in Wisconsin.
Filmed along the actual route that the real Alvin Straight traveled in 1994, The Straight Story is a heartwarming and poignant drama chronicling Alvin's six-week odyssey and the many lives he touched along the way. Music by Angelo Baldalamenti. Directed by David Lynch. © 1998 Walt Disney Pictures. COLOR. 112 minutes, Digitally mastered. This David Lynch classic may be available at your favorite movie store.
TWIN PEAKS A snowflake falls unnoticed amongst a winter sky. Its beauty is apparent, but without individuality it fails to shine enough to be remembered. However, every now and then a snowflake appears which leaves an impression so strong it becomes a milestone, setting a precedent for all snowflakes following it. Any snowflake can set an avalanche in motion, but few have the strength to embrace their potential.
In 1990, a new television series arrived that changed the industry forever. Quietly, the maverick film noir director David Lynch presented his new passion, Twin Peaks, filmed in Snoqualmie, Washington and Bend, Oregon. It was an incredible break from the standard of static television shows such as Miami Vice and Beverly Hills 90210 which provided two-dimensional entertainment; they lacked spontaneity with predictable plot lines and dull visual presentation. Not surprisingly, the public reception of Twin Peaks was immense.
A spark had been thrown into the dry, narrow world of evening television igniting a fire both with its viewers and the television networks eager for a fresh business opportunity. A television series blending humor, drama and the intelligent into a cosy and peculiar package of small-town settings and memorable characters, not to mention the memorable quotes which inevitably became legendary Twin Peaks references ("There's a fish in the percolator!"). Each episode resembled a mini-film, setting an example for most television series to come (X-Files broke on the scene shortly afterwards, bearing an uncanny artistic resemblance to Twin Peaks). Easing into cult status, Twin Peaks still retains its popularity throughout the World.
Here is made available the entire series from the Premier (Pilot), all 29 episodes, thru Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me in outstanding SP VHS NTSC quality. These are Out Of Print.
Twin Peaks: The Pilot A film by David Lynch. Who killed Laura Palmer? Unlike any other TV series, Twin Peaks - and the burning question of the identity of Laura's murderer - became 1990's most notorious national obsessions. But hold onto your pie and damn good cup of coffee, all you Peakers. Because there's an exciting new twist to those obsessions, right here in your hands. You're holding the Twin Peaks pilot, the staggeringly original first-season premiere of the series that captured two Emmys (from a total of 14 nominations) and the Peabody Award. It features a mind-warp finale to keep conversations at water coolers and doughnut stands going for days.
Twin Peaks grows out of the imaginations of David Lynch and Mark Frost. It's Blue Velvet (written and directed by Lynch) meets Hill Street Blues (Frost was a writer on that trailblazing series). In story, in character, in dialogue, they take everything one step further - and leave viewers a tantalizing half-step behind - in what "may be the most original show on TV" (Time). Stop by. Grab a cuppa joe. Try the pie. Solve a murder. In Twin Peaks (pop. 51,201 and growing stranger by the minute). Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Joan Chen, Piper Laurie. Written by Mark Frost and David Lynch. Directed by David Lynch. 1989. COLOR. 113 minutes. Out of Print.
TWIN PEAKS: SEASON ONE
Episode One: (4/12/90) FBI agent Dale Cooper and Sheriff Harry Truman discover more about the troubled secret life of the murdered Laura Palmer; Big Ed Hurley reveals that he was drugged at the Roadhouse; a frightened James Hurley and vengeful Bobby Briggs and Mike Nelson are released from jail; and Catherine Martell lays bare her plot to take control of the Packard Sawmill.
Episode Two: (4/19/90) FBI agent Dale Cooper demonstrates an unusual deductive technique to the Twin Peaks sheriff's department: Benjamin Horne and his brother, Jerry take a trip to One-Eyed Jacks; Donna Hayward and James Hurley pledge their love; and Leo Johnson holds bobby Briggs at gunpoint.
Episode Three: (4/26/90) The townsfolk of Twin Peaks gather for Laura Palmer's funeral; Cooper interprets his dream about the killer; and Truman reveals to Cooper the secret of the Bookhouse Boys.
Episode Four: (5/3/90) Cooper and Truman track down the one-armed man and some strange new evidence in Laura Palmer's murder; Norma Jennings attends a parole board hearing for her husband; Audrey Horne decides to begin her own investigation.
Episode Five: (5/10/90) Cooper and Truman have tea with the Log Lady and discover a macabre crime scene in the woods; Audrey Horne takes a job at her father's department store; Hand Jennings returns from prison to the Double R Diner; and James Hurley and Donna Hayward take Madeleine Furguson into their confidence.
Episode Six: (5/17/90) Agent Cooper and the Bookhouse Boys pay a special visit to One-Eyed Jacks, while Audrey Horne goes undercover as a hostess there; Josie Packard shares her suspicions with Truman about Catherine Martell's intentions; and Dr Jacoby receives a phone call from the dead Laura Palmer.
Episode Seven: (5/23/90) Cooper's and Truman's investigation builds to a terrifying conclusion; Dr. Jacoby heads for his rendezvous with "Laura Palmer"; - and its bizarre consequences; Catherine Martell and Shelly Johnson are hopelessly trapped; and Hanks Jennings' evil influence spreads, engulfing Josie Packard.
Digitally re-mastered. Out of print.
TWIN PEAKS: SEASON TWO
Episode 8: (9/30/90) In this special two-hour season premier the investigation into the mysterious killing continues, sorrow settles over the community as several lives hang in the balance, Audrey Horne finds herself a terrified prisoner, and Donna Hayward receives a strange message.
Episode 9: (10/6/90) Agent Cooper receives some unwanted help and some unwelcome news; Audrey Horne get into deeper trouble than she realizes; Donna Hayward arranges to meet a stranger; and Leland Palmer makes a horrifying discovery.
Episode 10: (10/13/90) Cooper and Truman discover that the trail to Laura's killer takes an unexpected new direction; Blackie O'Reilly sees a golden opportunity; James Hurley and Madeleine Ferguson strike and unforeseen chord; and Dr. Jacoby undergoes hypnosis.
Episode 11: (10/20/90) Cooper is stymied by an unusual request from Ben Horne to save Audrey's life; Donna Hayward goes to another picnic, Lucy's love life gets complicated; and Josie Packard introduces her cousin from Hong Kong.
Episode 12: (10/27/90) Cooper reveals Audrey Horne's whereabouts to Truman; Leland Palmer attends his court hearing; Donna Hayward and Maddy Ferguson plot to steal Laura Palmer's secret diary; and Benjamin Horne receives a mysterious visitor and a business proposition.
Episode 13: (11/3/90) Cooper and Truman stage a daring raid on One-Eyed Jacks; Donna Hayward and Maddy Ferguson find themselves at the mercy of an enraged Harold Smith; Shelly Johnson and Bobby Briggs hold a "welcome home" party for Leo Johnson; and Cooper's bureau chief pays a call.
Episode 14: (11/10/90) The identity of Laura Palmer's killer is finally revealed after Cooper and Truman's investigation receives some vital help from the one-armed man; finances strain the relationship between Shelly and Bobby; Audrey Horne confronts Ben with what she knows about One-Eyed Jacks; and Leland Palmer tries to discourage Maddy from going home.
Digitally re-mastered. Out of print.
TWIN PEAKS: SEASON TWO (Part 2)
Episode 15: (11/17/90) Cooper's and Truman's search for Bob gets a boost from the one-armed man, who is suffering from an identity crisis; James Hurley and Donna Hayward miss the chance to say goodbye to Maddy; Norma Jenning's mother, Vivian brings her new husband for a visit; Lucy returns home with some company; Bobby Briggs pursues a fresh money-making venture; Pete Martell delivers a message to Ben Horne; and Leland Palmer's driving ability comes into question.
Episode 16: (12/1/90) Cooper asks Truman to give him 24 hours to prove who murdered Laura Palmer; Donna Hayward is stunned by Deputy Andy's knowledge of French; Mrs. Tremond does a disappearing act; Harold Smith leaves behind a tidbit of valuable information; Ben Horne's business fortunes hit an all-time low; a strange gathering is called to the roadhouse; and it's high noon for Lucy, Andy and Tremayne.
Episode 17: (12/8/90) Cooper and Truman exchange goodbyes; a wake is held for Leland Palmer; Dougie Milford, publisher of the Twin Peaks Gazette, twists the ear of his brother, Mayor Milford; Hand takes Ernie off on an impromptu "hunting trip" to Canada; Dr. Jacoby and Ed Hurley persuade the vice principal to allow Nadine to finish high school; Bobby borrows some duds from Len; Catherine pays a visit to the sheriff's station; Tremayne embraces fatherhood; an FBI agent comes to town with unpleasant business for Cooper; and Audrey divulges her ice cream preference to a newfound friend.
Episode 18: (12/15/90) Truman defends Cooper's activities at One-Eyed Jacks, which are under investigation by the FBI and DEA; Mrs. Briggs worries about Garland's disappearance; Nadine continues to fall for Mike Nelson; James Hurley receives free room and board for helping a beautiful blonde; Hank interrupts Ben Horne's reminiscences about the past with grim reality; Andy kicks up his heels with DEA Agent Bryson at the wedding reception of Dougie Milford and his young bride; Catherine leaves Josie no choice but to play by her rules; and Windom Earle makes a move.
Episode 19: (1/12/91) Cooper's "white glove" test yields a clue; Deputy Andy and Dick Tremayne confront concerns over little Nicky's past; Bobby Briggs makes a fast buck; Dougie Milford checks out of the Great Northern on his wedding night; Nadine hears the call of organized sports; James Hurley proves handy with a wrench; and Pete and Catherine Martell attempt a romantic candlelight dinner.
Episode 20: (1/19/91) Cooper and Truman arrange a trap for Jean Renault; Deputy Andy and Dick Tremayne pry into little Nicky's past; a visit from an old lover interrupts Ben Horne, who's busy changing history at the Battle of Gettysburg; James Hurley succumbs to Evelyn Marsh's plea for help; Nadine Hurley uses her superhuman strength to rescue Ed; and Cooper's nemesis makes a horrifying opening move.
Episode 21: (2/2/91) Cooper confides to Truman the frightening, tragic history of his former FBI partner, Windom Earle; Audrey Horne strikes a business deal with Bobby Briggs; Leo Johnson comes back to vicious life; James Hurley becomes more confused about his feelings for Evelyn Marsh; and Catherine Martell unveils an astonishing secret to a dumbfounded Pete.
Episode 22: (2/9/91) Cooper discovers who shot him at the Great Northern, and finds unexpected help matching wits with Windom Earle in a deadly game of chess; Donna Hayward makes a desperate plea to save James Hurley's life; Nadine Hurley walks in on Ed and Norma Jennings; Benjamin Horne changes the course of history at Appomattox; and Catherine Martell dangles a helpless Josie Packard as booty before the eyes of an extremely dangerous man - the evil-hearted Thomas Eckhardt.
Digitally re-mastered. Out of print.
TWIN PEAKS: SEASON THREE
Episode 23: (2/16/91) Cooper pleads with Josie Packard for the truth as Truman looks on; Ben Horne has a change of heart about the future of Twin Peaks; Ed Hurley proposes marriage to Norma Jennings; James Hurley and Donna Hayward say good-bye; Audrey Horne meets her fated one - a handsome, wealthy admirer from the past; and Windom Earle presents a tantalizing puzzle to three women.
Episode 24: (3/28/91) Cooper is attracted to a beautiful, reclusive young woman; Truman falls to pieces grieving over the death of Josie Packard; Donna Hayward receives a macabre family visitor; Audrey Horne falls in love; Nadine Hurley and Mike Nelson check into the Great Northern Hotel; and Ben Horne hosts an environmental benefit.
Episode 25: (4/4/91) Agent Cooper and the Sheriff's Department go midnight spelunking; Truman awakens in the murderous embrace of a naked woman; Audrey Horne and Donna Hayward witness a strange meeting; Windom Earle insinuates himself in the lives of his potential victims; and love is in the air.
Episode 26: (4/11/91) Cooper and Truman try to unlock the secret of the hieroglyph found in Owl Cave; the local Miss Twin Peaks contest draws some hot competition; Annie Blackburne opens her heart; the Great Northern Hotel holds a wine tasting event; and Windom Earle makes another move in his deadly game of chess.
Episode 27: (4/19/91) Cooper and Truman continue to investigate the mystery of Owl Cave; Windom Earle snares another captive and learns some valuable information; romance blooms between Cooper and Annie Blackburne; Donna Hayward finds an old scrapbook full of surprises; and Audrey Horne makes a confession.
Episodes 28 and 29: (6/10/91) Cooper and Truman rush to head off Windom Earle at the Black Lodge, where Cooper must take a plunge into darkness to save the life of Miss Twin Peaks; Donna Hayward demands to know the truth; Nadine Hurley enrolls in the school of hard knocks; Andrew Packard and Pete Martell go on a mission to the bank; Audrey Horne stages an act of civil disobedience; and Ben Horne apologizes for trying to be good.
Digitally re-mastered. Out of print.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me A film by David Lynch. Meet Laura Palmer, in a town where nothing is as it seems... and everyone has something to hide. In a town like Twin Peaks, no one is innocent... "Who killed Laura Palmer?" became the most talked about TV phenomenon of the decade. Now, director David Lynch takes us back to the town of damn good coffee in this all-new film prequel where we actually meet Laura Palmer for the first time. A new film from the mind of David Lynch. Starring Sheryl Lee, Moira Kelly, David Bowie, Chris Isaak, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Wise, and Kyle MacLachlan as special agent Dale Cooper. Music by Angelo Badalamenti. 1993. COLOR. 134 minutes. This David Lynch classic may be available at your favorite movie store.
Twin Peaks "Lynch Fest 1999" (Video Documentary) Includes Pre-Recorded video welcome to the festival by Sheryl Lee. August 13 - 15, 1999. Behind the scenes footage with celebrity guests Michael Anderson, Jan D'Arcy, Don Davis, Chris Mulkey, Kimmy Robertson and Charlotte Stewart. Celebrity dinner Q&A. Celebrity guest appearances at the "Wild at Heart" screening in Downtown Seattle. 1999. COLOR. 85 minutes. Out of Print.
David Lynch's Wild At Heart Directed by David Lynch. Starring Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern. Master filmmaker David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Dune) burns up the screen with his explosive, sexy tale of fugitive romance. Nicolas Cage (Raising Arizona, Moonstruck) and Laura Dern (Mask, Blue Velvet) star as Sailor and Lula, two young lovers who are truly Wild at Heart. When they aren't making fiery love, they're on the run from Lula's wicked-witch mother (Diane Ladd) who's put a murder contract out on Sailor. Featuring a cavalcade of Lynch's trademark offbeat characters, Wild at Heart is a compelling, provocative and hilarious visual feast! Will Sailor and Lula's dreams take them somewhere over the rainbow... or will they break down along the Yellow Brick Road? Also starring Willem Dafoe, Isabella Rossellini, Harry Dean Stanton. Based upon the novel by Barry Gifford. Written for the screen and Directed by David Lynch. 1990, COLOR. 125 minutes. Rated R. Winner Best Picture Cannes Film Festival 1990. This David Lynch classic may be available at your favorite movie store.
Zelly & Me Written and Directed by Tina Rathborne. Starring David Lynch, Isabella Rossellini, Glynis Johns. "An emotionally-battered orphan has only her nanny and her stuffed animals to cling to for love in this powerful, disturbing drama starring Isabella Rossellini and David Lynch in his screen debut. Set in the majestic countryside of Virginia's well-to-do, young Phoebe (Alexandra Johnes) finds herself caught between the possessive love of her doting grandmother, Coco (Glynis Johns), and the nurturing, unconditional love of her governess, Zelly (Rossellini). As Coco becomes more demanding of Phoebe's attention, subjecting her to humiliating demonstrations of loyalty, Phoebe slowly withdraws into her own little world. But when the jealous Coco begins sending everyone away who Phoebe cares for, the young girl learns that like her heroine, Joan of Arc, she must rely on her own inner voices to survive. Excellent performances and exquisite cinematography highlight this haunting story of a child caught in the crossfire of a lavish - but lethal love." 1988. COLOR. 87 minutes. Out of Print.
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