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David Lynch

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Date of Birth:20 January 1946, Missoula, Montana, USA

Height:5' 10" (1.78 m)

Trademarks:Has frequently cast Jack Nance, Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee,Laura Dern, Isabella Rossellini, Sherilyn Fenn, Harry Dean Stanton, Michael J. Anderson, Everett McGill, Frances Bay, Dean Stockwell, David Patrick Kelly, Brad Dourif, Catherine E. Coulson, Grace Zabriskie, Ian Buchanan, Alicia Witt, and Bellina Logan. Finds small-town USA fascinating Has a taste for low/middle frequency noise, dark and rotting environments, distorted characters, a polarized world (angels vs demons, Madonnas vs whores), and debilitating damage to the skull or brain. Use of slow-motion during key scenes of violence Red curtains, strobe lights, and extreme surrealism Almost always casts a musician for a supporting role: Sting in Dune (1984); Chris Isaak, David Bowie, Julee Cruise, and 'Miguel Ferrer' (son and former drummer of Rosemary Clooney in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992); Marilyn Manson and Henry Rollins in Lost Highway (1997); Billy Ray Cyrus, Rebekah Del Rio and Angelo Badalamenti in Mulholland Dr. (2001). Regular collaborator Kyle MacLachlan is also descended from composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Uses many references to France, the French language, culture, people, and names. Constant references to dreams as a way of connecting the plot and twists in his films. Uses Roy Orbison songs in his films Close up shots of eyes Quirky, nasal voice Films are often sexually charged and graphically violent Many of his films examine the dark side of American suburbia. Never explains the meaning of his movies Very heavy use of black and dark lighting in order to augment colorful objects in scenes. Frequently wiggles his fingers while he is talking


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Blue Velvet

Directed By: David Lynch Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 2nd December 2016 Age Rating: 18 Runtime: 115 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

Mulholland Drive

Directed By: David Lynch Starring: Naomi Watts, Jeanne Bates, Dan Birnbaum...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 14th April 2017 Age Rating: 15 Runtime: 141 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown

David Lynch: The Art Life

Directed By: Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes and Olivia Neergaard-Holm Starring: David Lynch
Released in UK cinemas Friday 14th July 2017 Age Rating: 15 Runtime: 88 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown


Directed By: John Carroll Lynch Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 14th September 2018 Age Rating: 15 Runtime: 88 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown
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Last update was at 10:36 21st February 2019