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A trailer for David Lynch’s Return of the Jedi

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 28, 2016

Did you know that George Lucas approached David Lynch about directing Return of the Jedi? After a visit to Lucas’ studio described here by Lynch, Lynch turned Lucas down pretty quickly. But what might have been, huh? Well, this fan-made trailer gives us a taste of a Lynch-helmed Star Wars movie. (via one perfect shot)

We Work Remotely

The cinematic influences of Beyonce’s Lemonade

posted by Jason Kottke   May 02, 2016

From Nelson Carvajal, an examination of the visual influences of Beyonce’s Lemonade visual album, from Pipilotti Rist to Terrence Malick to David Lynch.

The biggest influence present in Lemonade, is that of the great Terrence Malick. Imagery from his films To The Wonder and The Tree of Life (in particular a standout sequence involving a bedroom underwater) definitely inspired a lot of the overall tone of introspection and spiritual reflection that Beyoncé is striving for here. One of Lemonade’s directors, Kahlil Joseph, shot B-roll on Malick’s To The Wonder, so the impressionistic style of filmmaking has obviously carried over.

See also What to read after watching Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’.

David Lynch’s hair a work of art

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 25, 2011

David Lynch’s hair compares favorably to several works of art, mostly modern, including Starry Night, Water Lilies, and Lichtenstein’s Brush Stroke.

Lynch Hair Art

Just, wow.

David Lynch’s favorite filmmakers in 60 seconds

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 13, 2010

David Lynch likes a lot of different filmmakers. These are some of them:

(via @brainpicker)

Lucas wanted David Lynch to direct Return of the Jedi

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 11, 2009

In this video, Lynch describes a visit with George Lucas and why he turned down Lucas’ offer to direct Return of the Jedi.

So, he took me upstairs and he showed me these things called Wookiees. And now this headache is getting stronger.

Interview Project

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 14, 2009

Interview Project features David Lynch traveling around the country and interviewing normal folks. (thx, youngna)

Update: David Lynch isn’t travelling around…his son Austin and Jason S. are co-directing. (thx, eric)

Where ideas come from

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 11, 2008

Videos of David Lynch and folk rocker Donovan talking about the creative process. I tuned in for Lynch but I found Donovan’s thoughts more interesting. The videos are part of a larger Ideas issue of The Atlantic Monthly.

David Lynch eating panties

posted by Jason Kottke   May 19, 2008

Video of David Lynch putting a fan’s panties in his mouth. Not much to add.

David Lynch does an iPhone commercial, not really. (via andre)

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 04, 2008

David Lynch does an iPhone commercial, not really. (via andre)

Lynch

posted by Adam Lisagor   Dec 07, 2007

On-set photos of David Lynch and cast members from the final episode of Twin Peaks. (via waxy)

Behind-the-scenes of a Gucci perfume ad directed by Lynch, referencing his own most recent feature, Inland Empire. Finished commercial here. (via spoutblog)

Upon watching Inland Empire, I was so immediately immersed, my first thought was that David Lynch should only ever shoot video. Apparently, he feels the same.

Antony Hare is one of the few

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 30, 2007

Antony Hare is one of the few people from the olden days (i.e. 8-10 years ago) that I still check in on regularly…I really dig his simple illustrations. For the past few months, he’s been putting time-lapse videos of some of his drawings on YouTube, including a drawing of Steve Jobs, one of Robert Altman, and another of David Lynch.

David Lynch, in an effort last month

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 11, 2006

David Lynch, in an effort last month to promote Laura Dern’s performance in his film, Inland Empire, for consideration by the Academy, set up shop on Hollywood Blvd. with a huge sign and a cow.