David Lynch is my favorite filmmaker, ever since I first encountered Twin Peaks on VHS as a high school student in 1999, which led to me seeking out the rest of his extraordinary body of work. Lynch’s paintings and his filmography contain worlds of opposites colliding together – beauty and ugliness, menace and comedy – often at the same time. Even though there are things in his work that are deeply strange and difficult to watch, there is also an attitude of almost childlike wonder towards the world and a meticulously observed appreciation of human behavior. Mel Brooks, who produced David Lynch’s second film The Elephant Man, sums it up best. Upon seeing Eraserhead for the first time, Brooks, interviewed for Lynch’s authorized biography/memoir Room to Dream, said that he loved the movie “because it’s all symbols, but it’s real.” Everything in Lynch’s work is there for a purpose, never “weird for weirds sake.”
Lynch mentions Benjamin Franklin in his weather report today.
I believe that we, as a whole world, are going through a transition and these so-called “bleak times” are necessary to go through in order to get to a much, much, much better place. The old way is giving way to a new way and it started a long time ago, the transition, and more and more things — horror stories — have come to light and people have been dealing with these things over the last decades and more things will come out. These wrongs are going to start getting righted and on the other side of this transition, I think, we’ll find really great times, an end to suffering and negativity. This is what I believe and hope for.
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“David Lynch: The Unified Field,” at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (2014–15)
I see that a certain sort of film critic, possibly possessive, possibly possessed by a bias against the tube, insists upon claiming the third season of “Twin Peaks” for the cinema, despite its clear design as home entertainment for haunting your house. In reply, I offer this museum exhibition, which gathered about ninety paintings and drawings, made over five decades, as evidence that Lynch is too large an artist to bother with such trifling categorizations. The idea is transcendence, by any medium necessary. With a brush in hand, he gouges at the canvas by way of piercing his soul.
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Visionary director and AFI Conservatory alumnus David Lynch (Class of 1970) will receive an Honorary Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,