David Lynch: Director of Dreams?

'He shows us the strangest damn things.'
Laura Harring and Naomi Watts as Rita and Betty in Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Nicholas Lezard asks why the films and television shows of David Lynch (Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Dr., Twin Peaks) exercise such a lasting grip on our imaginations: '[...] we are unsure what is dream and what is reality. This is at least the most consistently abiding characteristic of dreams when we are experiencing them, and in his book Lynch on Lynch, in which the director talks engagingly, if not always revealingly, about his work, Chris Rodley (who edited the book) puts it very well: that the borderland between dream and reality in his work (although he's specifically talking about Mulholland Dr.) is "a badly guarded checkpoint where no one seems to be stamping passports".' [Read More]

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