David Lynch

20.01.1946, Missoula, Montana, USA

 

Director
Lynch is a director, screenwriter, producer and painter. He is most famous for the surreal elements, unique dark atmosphere of his films and the carefully selected music (he always collaborates with the composer Angelo Badalamenti). Lynch attended different art schools, and made many short films before making his directing debut with Eraserhead (1977). He worked on his first film for five years and it soon became a cult film. Thanks to the success of his next film, The Elephant Man (1980), he directed the extremely expensive Dune (1984) that failed with critics as well as audiences. He redeemed himself with his next films, The Blue Velvet (1986), and Wild at Heart (1990) received the Golden Palm in Cannes in 1990. Afterwards he made the TV series Twin Peaks (1990-1991) that garnered a large cult following and which is even today his most famous work. He also made the film version of the TV series, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), which was a complete failure. Later on he made Lost Highway (1997), The Straight Story (1999), a completely atypical film for him, and Mulholland Drive (2001). He is currently working on postproduction of his latest film, Inland Empire (2006).

Filmography


Films by this director

The Elephant Man

(USA, UK, 1980)

Directed by: David Lynch
PHOTOGRAPHY: Freddie Francis
Synopsis:

This is a film adaptation of true story about John Merrick, called the elephant man due to his physical deformation. Living in the Victorian era, he was a victim of ignorance and prejudice. He spent his life displayed at fairs as a freak attraction. When he meets Dr Frederick Treves he finally gets the freedom and respect he deserves as a human being.

b/w, 124'

Blue Velvet

(USA, 1986)

Directed by: David Lynch
PHOTOGRAPHY: Frederick Elmes
Synopsis:

In an idyllic American town, a young man returns home from a hospital where he visited his sick father. On his lawn, he finds a human ear. He reports it to the police, but also investigates on his own. Dorothy, a policeman’s daughter, helps him out. Soon, the young couple realizes the truth behind the idyllic middle class America, houses with picket fences and freshly mowed lawns. Jeffrey is entangled in the world of criminals and psychopaths.

color, 120'

Mulholland Drive

(Mulholland Dr., USA, France, 2001)

Directed by: David Lynch
PHOTOGRAPHY: Peter Deming
Synopsis:

Preživjevši prometnu nesreću na Mulholland Driveu, Rita se skriva u praznome stanu. U njemu je, uplašenu i s amnezijom, zatječe mlada Betty Elms. Ona je tek stigla u Los Angeles nadajući se glumačkoj karijeri. Njih dvije pokušat će rekonstruirati Ritinu prošlost, uplevši se u opasne događaje koji graniče sa stvarnošću.

color, 147'

Eraserhead

(USA, 1977)

Directed by: David Lynch
PHOTOGRAPHY: Herbert Cardwell, Frederick Elmes
Synopsis:

U postapokaliptičnom okruženju bezimenog industrijskog gradića, Harry Spencer živi u nenastanjenoj zgradi smještenoj u podjednako pustom naselju. Slušajući glazbu koja dopire iz radijatorskih cijevi, Harry uživa u pjesmi koju izvodi nepoznata pjevačica koja pjeva o mogućnosti pronalaženja sreće u raju. No svijet koji Harryja okružuje daleko je od raja, a kad dozna da je njegova djevojka Mary X trudna, odluči se oženiti njome. Nakon što se Mary doseli u njegov jednosobni stan...

b/w, 89'

The Straight Story

(USA, UK, France, 1999)

Directed by: David Lynch
PHOTOGRAPHY: Freddie Francis
Synopsis:

Stari Alvin Straight 73-godišnji je veteran Drugog svjetskog rata koji u gradu Laurensu u Iowi živi s mentalno hendikepiranom kćeri Rose. Nakon što se jednog dana ne pojavi na redovitom piću s prijateljima, Alvina će pronaći kako leži na podu svoje kuće, zbog čega će mu liječnici savjetovati da se ostavi alkohola i duhana te da počne koristiti hodalicu. Nakon što odbije poslušati te savjete, Alvin će ubrzo doznati da je njegov brat Lyle, s kojim se prije više o...

color, 112'

Lost Highway

(USA, France, 1997)

Directed by: David Lynch
PHOTOGRAPHY: Peter Deming
Synopsis:

Sredovječni Fred Madison avangardni je jazz saksofonist koji s otuđenom suprugom Renee živi u moderno dizajniranoj ali i sterilnoj kući u Los Angelesu. Fred sumnja da mu je Renee nevjerna, no te će sumnje pasti u drugi plan nakon što na kućnom pragu počne nalaziti videokazete sa snimljenim vrlo uznemirujućim sadržajima. Naime, netko intenzivno snima eksterijere i interijere njihove kuće, a rastuća paranoja tragično će eskalirati kad Renee ubrzo bude ubijena te kad Fred pod sumnjom da ju j...

color, 134'

Wild At Heart

(USA, 1990)

Directed by: David Lynch
PHOTOGRAPHY: Frederick Elmes
Synopsis:

color, 125'

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

(USA, France, 1992)

Directed by: David Lynch
PHOTOGRAPHY: Ronald Víctor García
Synopsis:

color, 134'

Inland Empire

(France, Poland, USA, 2006)

Directed by: David Lynch
PHOTOGRAPHY: David Lynch
Synopsis:

color and b/w, 180'
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