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David Lynch and his films

David Lynch and his films

David Lynch and his films

David Lynch and his films
Today is David Lynch’s birthday. Director, screenwriter, producer, actor, film editor, cinematographer, composer, artist David Keith Lynch was born on January 20, 1946 in Missoula, Montana. His grandfather was a Finn, grandmother – German. He graduated from the Pennsylvanian Academy of fine arts. Lynch says that his work is more similar to European film makers rather than American ones, as most films by European directors “get down and thrill your soul”. Lynch admired such film makers as Stanley Kubrick, Federico Fellini, Werner Herzog and Jacques Tati. He has also stated that Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard (1950) is one of his favorite films, as is Kubrick’s Lolita.

David Lynch and his films

Director, screenwriter, producer, actor, film editor, cinematographer, composer, and artist David Keith Lynch

In his personal life there are several long-term relationships. From 1967 to 1974 he was married to Peggy Lentz in Chicago, Illinois. They have one child, Jennifer Chambers Lynch, born in 1968, who is a film director.

David Lynch and his films

Film director David Lynch

On June 21, 1977, Lynch married Mary Fisk, and the couple had one child, Austin Jack Lynch, born in 1982. They divorced in 1987.

David Lynch and his films

Isabella Rossellini

Lynch began dating Isabella Rossellini after filming Blue Velvet. Lynch and Rossellini broke up in 1991.

David Lynch and his films

David Lynch and Mary Sweeney

Lynch developed a relationship with Mary Sweeney, their son Riley Lynch was born in 1992. Sweeney also worked as Lynch’s longtime film editor/producer and co-wrote and produced The Straight Story. The two married in May 2006, but divorced that July.

David Lynch and his films

Emily Stofle, who appeared in his 2006 film Inland Empire, in February, 2009

David Lynch

David Lynch

David Lynch is a screen writer of 28 films, actor of 11 films, producer of 22 films, editor of 7 films, camera man of 7 films, composer of 4 films, artist of 1 film (Eraserhead, 1977), and a director of 44 films.

David Lynch

American film maker David Lynch

David Lynch and his films

1980 black-and-white drama film ‘The Elephant Man’

1980 black-and-white drama film “The Elephant Man” is based on a true and sad life story of Joseph Merrick, really existed in 19 century in London, who suffered from the rare disease that caused horrendous deformations of the body. In the film, directed by David Lynch, starred John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Michael Elphick, Hannah Gordon, and Freddie Jones. The screenplay was adapted from the books The Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences (1923) by Sir Frederick Treves and The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity by Ashley Montagu.

David Lynch and his films

Scene from “The Elephant Man”

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

A Victorian surgeon Frederick Treves rescues a heavily disfigured man, who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is an intelligent and sensitive person.

The film received eight Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor. It also won the BAFTA Awards for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Production Design.

David Lynch and his films

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