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Dennis Hopper's Stunning Photography Shows 1960s-America in All Its Complexity

Before he became a two-time Oscar nominee and a famous "enfant terrible" of Hollywood, Dennis Hopper was, well, a young punk. After 1969's "Easy Rider," which Hopper directed and co-starred in, the actor/director endured what was essentially an exile from show business until 1986, when David Lynch cast him as the gangster Frank in "Blue Velvet."
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 16, 2014 2:39 PM
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New 'Twin Peaks' Box Set Promises 'The Entire Mystery,' with 90 Minutes of Deleted 'Fire Walk with Me' Footage

Many David Lynch fans were, understandably, bummed when he put the kibosh on any hopes for a new season of "Twin Peaks." But instead, he is offering acolytes of his early-90s cult series an even greater gift: a new Blu-Ray box set, with 90 minutes of never-before-seen footage from the prequel film "Fire Walk with Me." Watch a trailer for the footage here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 15, 2014 1:54 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Karyn Kusama on David Lynch's Visionary Feature Debut 'Eraserhead'

This week on Trailers from Hell, "Jennifer's Body" director Karyn Kusama takes a look at David Lynch's extraordinary, surreal debut film "Eraserhead" (1977).
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  • February 3, 2014 2:14 PM
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Young David Lynch Talks 'Eraserhead' in 1979 On-Location Video Interview

Some painfully bad questions (and hair) from the 23-old me but good answers (and, as always, hair) from the 33-year-old David Lynch. Shot for my television-production class at UCLA in 1979, this interview features archival footage of the oil fields that served as a location for Lynch’s AFI film "Eraserhead" and now lie beneath the Beverly Center.
  • By Tom Christie
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  • July 3, 2013 2:29 PM
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From Antonioni to Lynch, BAMcinematek Takes a Second Look at Films 'Booed at Cannes'

Wednesday, the BAMcinematek in Brooklyn kicks off a new series of films "Booed at Cannes," from David Lynch and Martin Scorsese to Antonioni and Fellini.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 8, 2013 1:09 PM
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Watch: David Lynch's Documentary Short on French Lithography House Idem Paris

David Lynch's "Inland Empire" (2006) is the director's most recent feature film, and in the years since he's been focusing his efforts on online projects, transcendental meditation, visual art and short films in various genres, including documentary and music videos.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 13, 2013 2:48 PM
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David Lynch Talks Digital Transition & Elusiveness of Filmmaking: 'She Is the Idea. You Are in Love.'

After receiving his Lifetime Achievement Award from the 20th Plus Camerimage cinematography festival in Poland, David Lynch sat down with the Hollywood Reporter to talk about the ups and downs of the digital transition...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 30, 2012 1:11 PM
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