Sharing this fantastic picture posted by @lauradern, with @kyle_maclachlan! I've added a classic still (of them) from one of the best films of the 1980s... David Lynch's magical, mesmerizing 'Blue Velvet.' #LauraDern#KyleMaclachlan#DavidLynch#BlueVelvet
SWIPE⏩ Happy birthday to #DavidLynch Absurdity "...the concept of absurdity is something I'm attracted to."
"I don't like the word ironic. I like the word absurdity, and I don't really understand the word 'irony' too much. The irony comes when you try to verbalize the absurd. When irony happens without words, it's much more exalted." "Absurdity is what I like most in life, and there's humor in struggling in ignorance. If you saw a man repeatedly running into a wall until he was a bloody pulp, after a while it would make you laugh because it becomes absurd. But I don't just find humor in unhappiness - I find it extremely heroic the way people forge on despite the despair they often feel. Like the character in 'Eraserhead' -he's totally confused, yet he struggles to figure things out and do what's best. Isn't that fantastic?"
American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor
David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American director, screenwriter, producer, painter, musician, actor, and photographer. He has been described by The Guardian as "the most important director of this era." AllMovie called him "the Renaissance man of modern American filmmaking," while the success of his films has led to him being labelled "the first popular Surrealist." Born to a middle-class family in Missoula, Montana, Lynch spent his childhood traveling around the United States, before going on to study painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, where he first made the transition to producing short films. He moved to Los Angeles, where he produced his first motion picture, the surrealist horror film Eraserhead (1977). After Eraserhead became a cult classic on the midnight movie circuit, Lynch was employed to direct a biographical film about a deformed man, Joseph Merrick, titled The Elephant Man (1980), from which he gained mainstream success. He was then employed by the De Laurentiis Entertainment Group and proceeded to make two films: the science-fiction epic Dune (1984), which proved to be a critical and commercial failure, and then a neo-noir crime film Blue Velvet (1986), which stirred controversy over its violence but grew in critical reputation later on.
Next, Lynch created his own television series with Mark Frost, the popular murder mystery Twin Peaks (1990–1991). He also created a cinematic prequel, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), a road movie Wild at Heart (1990) and a family film The Straight Story (1999) in the same period. Turning further towards surrealist filmmaking, three of his subsequent films operated on "dream logic" non-linear narrative structures: the psychological thriller Lost Highway (1997), the neo-noir "love story" Mulholland Drive (2001) and the fragmented mystery film Inland Empire (2006). Meanwhile, Lynch embraced the Internet as a medium, producing several web-based shows. #happybirthday#davidlynch#genius#vision#director#artist#creative #🎱♥️💣
Happy birthday to the one and only David Lynch. A man with an extraordinary amount of creativity and talent that solidified him as being one of the best directors of his generation. I admire Lynch’s work deeply he is one of my absolute biggest inspirations. He has his own unique vision for the world of his films that puts his audience directly in it. Many happy returns to a genius of a filmmaker. #davidlynch#twinpeaks#mulhollanddrive#bluevelvet#eraserhead#film#cinema#cinephile#filmbuff
This is the water. And this is the well. Drink full and descend. The horse is the white of the eyes and dark within. This is the water and this is the well. Drink full and descend #TwinPeaks#davidlynch