It speaks volumes when a filmmaker who hasn’t made a feature in over a decade, whose last full-length film was a three-hour enigma, shot on the fly using consumer-level digital video, remains one of the art form’s major talking points. But then David Lynch isn’t just any filmmaker.
J. Countess/Getty Images Edward Burns, writer and filmmaker, on finding his creative voice, making compromises as an artist, and handling rejection like Kobe Bryant. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to Grantland Pop Culture podcasts and on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page.
Four commercials for Georgia Coffee by David Lynch and featuring the cast of Twin Peaks.
Iggy and the Stooges at the Cincinnati Pop Festival, 1970.
Every fan of the Stooges points to a different moment to prove that the band invented punk rock, or at least bodied it first, gave it flesh. For me, that moment is a couple minutes of wobbly television footage shot at the Cincinnati Pop Festival in June, 1970.
I love this man.
In 2008, The Atlantic sat down with the filmmaker David Lynch as he mused about inspiration and how to capture the flow of creativity. Now, we’ve animated his words of advice. “A lot of artists think that suffering is necessary,” he says. “But in reality, any kind of suffering cramps the flow of creativity.”
Harry Dean Stanton is 90 today. Happy birthday from one Kentuckian to another.
An hour into Paris, Texas (1984), Harry Dean Stanton walks his estranged son home from school. This being Wim Wenders ‘ sublime, slow-burn Palme d’Or winner and Stanton doing the walking, it’s an odd, funny and beguiling scene.
Interview, January 1991
ABOVE: HARRY DEAN STANTON. The late film critic Roger Ebert once said that any movie with Harry Dean Stanton in a supporting role cannot be a bad movie, and based on Stanton’s filmic credits, Ebert was onto something.