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Watch: David Lynch's Complete 1993 HBO Miniseries 'Hotel Room'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2013 9:38 AM
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While David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" will always stand proudly as the moment the distinct filmmaker freaked out America on national network TV, once the show was done, he was finished working on the small screen format. Less known among his filmography is a detour to HBO in 1993 for the three part miniseries "Hotel Room." Well, thanks to the glory of the interwebs, you can now spent the rest of the day hiding out from your boss and watching it in full.

25 Films About Lovers On The Lam

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • August 21, 2013 3:03 PM
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“We can make it. We can make it if we run,” whispers Ruth (Rooney Mara) in David Lowery’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” which, after a limited release on Friday, begins its expansion this week. It’s a film we loved at Sundance, and one that in its gentle subversion of the “Lovers on the Run” subgenre—as the prequel comic makes clear, the events of ‘Saints’ mostly take place after the bank robbin’, outlawin’ part of the story is done—reminded us of all the other great (and not so great) films that have pitted a pair of lovers against the law.

Watch: 1987 TV Documentary About Surrealist Cinema Hosted By David Lynch

  • By Ben Brock
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  • August 7, 2013 1:29 PM
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This is a real find: David Lynch waxing lyrical in a 1987 BBC Arena documentary about surrealist cinema. In a triumph of simplicity over budget, this is less a documentary in the traditional sense and more a clip show—but when it's David Lynch introducing the clips, and when they're clips from surrealist films and thus don't suffer much from being shown without the context of the wider film, you have a recipe for a fascinating hour (nor thankfully do they suffer overmuch from being viewed on somewhat degraded '90s videotape).

8 Established Filmmakers Who Reinvented Themselves With Risky Low-Budget Efforts

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  • August 1, 2013 3:57 PM
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This Friday will see the VOD release of Paul Schrader's much talked about "The Canyons," a film both inspired by and conceived for the post-theatrical era (though it will receive a limited theatrical run starting out in NYC and Toronto). The film, which revolves around a toxic producer (adult star James Deen) and his girlfriend (Lindsay Lohan), is a collaboration between "American Psycho" author/enfant terrible Bret Easton Ellis and "Taxi Driver" scribe Schrader, whose directorial career includes "American Gigolo" and "Affliction." After the duo failed to get a studio-financed shark attack movie off the ground, they decided to pursue something on a smaller scale that would required fewer gatekeepers. Schrader's email to Ellis read, "Enough of this. Let's just do something ourselves. The economics are right. You write it, I'll direct it, we'll pay for it, and we'll make cinema for the post-theatrical era." And so "The Canyons" was born.

David Lynch Says Infamous Never Made Project 'Ronnie Rocket' Is Still A Possibility

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2013 1:26 PM
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A couple of years ago, it was reported that David Lynch was opening a nightclub in Paris called Club Silencio. While it was interesting, we were kind of bummed, because it had already been five years since "Inland Empire," and just like now, there's barely been a peep about a new feature film from the director. And so at the time, we drafted a list entitled 5 Things We'd Rather See David Lynch Do Than Open His 'Mulholland Drive' Club in Paris, and right at the top was "Lynch Resurrects 'Ronnie Rocket.' " And it seems it could possibly, maybe, sort of, potentially happen. But first a little background.

Watch 10-Minute Documentary On The Making Of David Lynch's New Album 'The Big Dream'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 16, 2013 11:16 AM
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Though he’s not likely to release a new film anytime soon, that hasn’t stopped David Lynch from finding a new outlet for his creativity: music. His second solo album, The Big Dream is out now and a new ten-minute video has arrived online chronicling how the record came together.

Watch: 20-Minute David Lynch Documentary 'Room To Dream'

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • July 15, 2013 11:01 AM
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When David Lynch isn’t making films, he seems to invest a lot of time into talking about making films. Every other day there seems to be a new documentary/featurette cropping up where David Lynch talks about filmmaking and how beautifully poetic it is. And, as far as we’re concerned, he can just keep doing that. The man is incredibly well versed and endlessly fascinating and in the 2005 doc “Room to Dream: David Lynch and the Independent Filmmaker,” Lynch upholds his track record of being a wealth of knowledge by offering advice and pearls of wisdom to new filmmakers about the evolving independent scene.

Watch: 18-Minute Interview With 33 Year-Old David Lynch

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • July 8, 2013 10:36 AM
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Imagine having the opportunity to chat with 33-year old David Lynch in 1979. “Eraserhead” would’ve just come out two years prior and blown people’s minds. What would you even begin to say to the man? “Are you okay? Do you need a hug?” In this newly unearthed video, you can see a fresh-faced David Lynch being interviewed in 1979 along with his cinematographer Frederick Elmes about their not-yet classic film “Eraserhead.”

Watch: New Nine Inch Nails Video Directed By David Lynch Might Give You Seizures

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 28, 2013 12:24 PM
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While David Lynch might be concerned that the current cinematic climate doesn't have room from distinctive filmmakers like him, he's found other creative outlets for his work behind the camera. He's directed ads for his own coffee line, webcasts, mini-documentaries for The Killers and a bumper for the Viennale festival. And now comes a music video for none other than Nine Inch Nails.

David Lynch Not Optimistic About Making Another Movie, Says Current State Of The Industry Is "Depressing"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 24, 2013 5:23 PM
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It's hard out there for a Lynch, it seems. As the waiting game for a new feature from the director inches closer to the decade mark, it doesn't seem like we'll see anything from him any time soon, at least not the on the big screen. While rumors pop up every now and then that he's got something cooking (earlier this year, word had it that he was working on a "typically dark" script), there doesn't seem to have been any real concrete movement and Lynch doesn't feel like the current system is conducive to his type of filmmaking.

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