A director of such distinctive, overpowering vision that he has inspired his own adjective, David Lynch makes films that seem telegraphed straight from his unconscious to the screen. From his early short works—which already display the unsettling surrealist imagery he would unleash in full force in his midnight-movie classic ERASERHEAD—to the harrowing suburban nightmare TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME, Lynch’s labyrinthine puzzle-boxes turn the American psyche inside out to reveal its deepest, darkest fears and desires.
Director David Lynch and actor Jack Nance take a drive to one of ERASERHEAD’s locations in this excerpt from an episode of the French television program “Cinéma, de notre temps,” recorded in 1988 and broadcast on April 23, 1993.
This footage shows director David Lynch, actors Jack Nance and Charlotte Stewart, and director's assistant Catherine Coulson revisiting the locations at the AFI in Los Angeles where they made ERASERHEAD over the course of four years. The interviews were conducted by Toby Keeler for his 1997 docum...
This interview with director David Lynch and cinematographer Frederick Elmes was shot in 1979 by filmmaker Tom Christie for his television production class at UCLA. It takes place at one of ERASERHEAD’s locations in Los Angeles, where the Beverly Center shopping mall now stands.