Without a doubt, the apple pie of David Lynch books, as he would put it. The master describes in the highest conversational detail every microfiber of his career, from the time he lived in a shithole in Philadelphia, when a man broke into his house and Lynch chased him with a samurai sword, the six years he spent making “Eraserhead,” the months in which the film played at Midnight at the Nuart to sometimes an empty theatre, how Stuart Cornfeld (who now works with Ben Stiller, but was at the time working with Mel Brooks) saw “Eraserhead” and had to get Lynch to direct a Hollywood picture… which would be “The Elephant Man.” This is only the beginning.
Lynch talks about working with Dino DeLaurentis on “Dune” (after he turned down “Return of the Jedi”), how that production collapsed, making “Blue Velvet” and “Twin Peaks” (which somehow catapulted him into directorial stardom), how Roger Ebert led a chorus of boos for “Wild at Heart” (which won the Palm d’Or at Cannes). I recall the book ending after “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” which played miserably at Cannes for critics and fans alike. Lynch described this feeling of being as low as one can go as beautiful. Has there been a director who has made comeback films as many times as David Lynch? Read this juicy book about a director who will never be forgotten.
Written by: Norith Soth