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David Lynch

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IMDb:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000186/

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

Source:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000186/

Blue Velvet

7.8 / 137058 votes

UK Cinema Release Date

Friday 2nd December 2016
Blue Velvet poster
Contains sexual violence, strong sex and violence. Suitable only for adults.
Current Status:released

Next Showing:

None. Last shown in UK cinemas on 21st August 2019.
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Written by:

Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Language:

English

Runtime:

1 hour 55 minutes (approx.)

Movie Synopsis:

College student Jeffrey Beaumont returns to his idyllic hometown of Lumberton to manage his father's hardware store while his father is hospitalized. Walking though a grassy meadow near the family home, Jeffrey finds a severed human ear. After an initial investigation, lead police Detective John Williams advises Jeffrey not to speak to anyone about the case as they investigate further. Detective Williams also tells Jeffrey that he cannot divulge any information about what the police know. Detective Williams' high school aged daughter, Sandy Williams, tells Jeffrey what she knows about the case from overhearing her father's private conversations on the matter: that it has to do with a nightclub singer named Dorothy Vallens, who lives in an older apartment building near the Beaumont home. His curiosity getting the better of him, Jeffrey, with Sandy's help, decides to find out more about the woman at the center of the case by breaking into Dorothy's apartment while he knows she's at work.

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Mulholland Drive

8.0 / 252627 votes

UK Cinema Release Date

Friday 14th April 2017
Mulholland Drive poster
Contains strong language and moderate sex and violence. Suitable for 15 years and over.
Current Status:released

Next Showing:

None. Last shown in UK cinemas on 24th August 2019.
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Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Language:

English

Runtime:

2 hours 21 minutes (approx.)

Movie Synopsis:

A bright-eyed young actress travels to Hollywood, only to be ensnared in a dark conspiracy involving a woman who was nearly murdered, and now has amnesia because of a car crash. Eventually, both women are pulled into a psychotic illusion involving a dangerous blue box, a director named Adam Kesher, and the mysterious night club Silencio.

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David Lynch: The Art Life

7.2 / 1360 votes

UK Cinema Release Date

Friday 14th July 2017
David Lynch: The Art Life poster
Contains strong language. Suitable for 15 years and over.
Current Status:released

Next Showing:

None. Last shown in UK cinemas on 13th July 2019.
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Genre:

Documentary

Language:

English

Runtime:

1 hour 28 minutes (approx.)

Movie Synopsis:

David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema's most enigmatic directors. David Lynch the Art Life infuses Lynch's own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world, giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As Lynch states "I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them, even if they're new ideas, the past colors them.

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Lucky

7.4 / 10312 votes

UK Cinema Release Date

Friday 14th September 2018
Lucky poster
Contains very strong language. Suitable for 15 years and over.
Current Status:released

Next Showing:

In 1 cinema on Sunday 7th June 2020 view the list. According to our cinema listings this may be the last showing.

Directed by:

Genre:

Drama

Language:

English

Runtime:

1 hour 28 minutes (approx.)

Movie Synopsis:

Lucky is an old US Navy veteran of rigid habits and attitudes in a small town. When his routine is interrupted by a sudden collapse at home, Lucky finds himself realizing that his remarkably healthy old age is going to face an inevitable decline and he has to accept it. In that difficult reassessment, Lucky must face up to what he believes in and how much it compares to his neighbors' priorities. In doing so, Lucky finds that his life has its positive side as he searches for some meaning that he can accept.

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UK Cinema Release Date

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Estimated UK DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date

July-October 2019
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Meditation, Creativity, Peace poster
Age rating / classification to be confirmed.
Current Status:released

Next Showing:

None. Last shown in UK cinemas on 14th July 2019.
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Genre:

Documentary

Language:

English

Runtime:

1 hour 11 minutes (approx.)

Movie Synopsis:

This documentary is an exhilarating, inspiring round-up of questions and answers from David Lynch's European and Middle East tours of 2007-2009, when he visited 16 countries to meet film students, receive national awards, launch university projects, and describe the extraordinary benefits for creativity and peace to be gained by transcending thought with Transcendental Meditation, introduced to the world by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

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Last update was at 08:16 22nd September 2019