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Laura Dern Has an Epic Piece of Jurassic Park History in Her Los Angeles Home

3 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In the new HBO series Big Little Lies, Laura Dern’s character, uber-wealthy Renata Klein, lives in a modernist mansion perched on Monterey’s highest promontory, looking down across the landscape of power-moms below. It’s “cool, monochromatic, cinematic, very luxurious, and tranquil,” says Dern.

In real life, the actress, 50, and her children, Ellery, 15, and Jaya, 12, live in a colorful, bohemian home tucked into Los Angeles’s Mandeville Canyon, and filled with books, art and sentimental movie props gifted by the likes of Steven Spielberg.

Related: Big Little Lies’ Stunning Beach Houses are the HBO Series’ Real Breakout Stars

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- Mackenzie Schmidt

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Godard on Godard Biopic: ‘Stupid, Stupid Idea.’ But the Show Goes On

29 March 2017 8:58 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

From Michel Hazanavicius, director of ‘The Artist.’

Jean-Luc Godard is no less than one of the five most influential filmmakers in the history of the medium. He’s best known as the figurehead of the French New Wave, but that’s a movement that’s been over nearly a half century now, and point of fact the overwhelming majority of Godard’s 124 directing credits come after the Fnw. He’s a man who started a movement and then was somewhat forced to remain in its shadow. There’s a feeling of old cinema — perhaps “classic” is the word — to the director’s oeuvre, but in truth Godard has always been at the forefront of cinematic experimentation no matter what the year or movement du jour, he’s always put innovation ahead of traditional storytelling. This is the man, after all, who gave us the famous quote: “A story should have a beginning, a »

- H. Perry Horton

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In Dreams I Walk With You: The Music of Blue Velvet

28 March 2017 7:52 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

David Lynch proved himself as a master of film music in his 1986 feature.

“Every note of music has enough breath to carry you away, and as a director, all you have to do is let the right wind blow at the right time” — David Lynch

Sound and music are incredibly important in David Lynch’s films. From Eraserhead (1977) on, Lynch has shown his talent for creating creepy and dreamy soundscapes, which include music and dialogue as well as diegetic and non-diegetic sound effects. Perhaps Lynch’s most popular film, Blue Velvet (1986) perfectly blends together pop music, original score, and Lynchian sound effects. Blue Velvet is especially rich with beautiful music that both comments on and runs counter to the images onscreen. This was the first film in which Lynch focused on both original score/sound effects and pre-existing pop music.

David Lynch is never completely serious or completely joking — he is always both at the same time »

- Angela Morrison

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Welcome to Twin Peaks: A Place Both Wonderful and Strange

27 March 2017 6:59 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

To celebrate the release of Notebook contributor Clare Nina Norelli's book for the 33 1/3 series, Soundtrack from Twin Peaks, the following is an excerpt from its introduction. A bass sounds a twangy, resonant low F accompanied by a barely there, quarter-note cymbal ostinato. An F(add2) chord follows on Rhodes, warm and inviting, like a secret confession. Straining for resolution, the chord descends to settle on a straight F chord, its downward trajectory forming the musical approximation of a lovelorn sigh. The pattern is repeated, but two steps lower, beginning on a D in the bass. Suddenly, a wash of synthesized strings and French horn pours over the mix accompanied by a cool wave of guitar tremolo, oscillating between B-flat(sus2) and B-flat major chords and then sliding up to C(sus2) and C major. The melody in the synth-strings and French horn swirls, as if caught in a whirlwind, and then begins to rise, »

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Richard A. Roth, Producer of 'Summer of '42' and 'Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother,' Dies at 76

25 March 2017 3:35 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Richard A. Roth, who produced such films as the coming-of-age classic Summer of '42 and the Gene Wilder comedy The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, has died. He was 76.

Roth died March 17 of natural causes at his home in New York City, his family announced.

He should not be confused with another producer named Richard Roth; that one earned an Oscar nomination for Julia and also produced other films including Blue Velvet and The Way We Were.

Richard A. Roth was working for a small literary agency when he happened on the screenplay for Summer »

- Mike Barnes

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David Lynch Revisited: Why We Need His Genius Now More Than Ever — Critics Debate

24 March 2017 10:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Editor’s note: On the heels of David Lynch’s imminent return to the small screen with Showtime’s much-anticipated “Twin Peaks” continuation, the singular filmmaker is also the subject of a brand new documentary — “David Lynch: The Art Life” — and a full-scale IFC retrospective. With Lynch poised to rocket back to the cultural consciousness, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn, David Ehrlich, Kate Erbland and Anne Thompson traded emails about the mysterious auteur’s talent and its continuing relevance today. 

Eric: I love David Lynch, but find the source of his popularity questionable, and am concerned about his imminent return with “Twin Peaks.” He’s one of the best-known American filmmakers of our time and probably the least understood. When “Eraserhead” became a midnight movie phenomenon in 1977, it wasn’t because people flocked to the theaters in the hopes of understanding the literal meaning of Lynch’s nightmarish black-and-white debut. »

- Anne Thompson, David Ehrlich, Eric Kohn and Kate Erbland

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Beijing Film Festival to Screen David Lynch Retrospective

23 March 2017 12:39 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The Beijing International Film Festival has added some iconic art house fare to its lineup.

The government-backed event announced this week that it will screen a special retrospective of the work of David Lynch during its 7th edition, which runs April 16-23 in the Chinese capital.

Lynch films to be included in the program include Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, The Straight Story, Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire — none of which were previously exhibited theatrically in the country. The documentary, David Lynch: The Art Life, by directors Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes and Olivia Neergaard-Holm will also be »

- Patrick Brzeski

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The Future of the ‘Ghostbusters’ Franchise

22 March 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

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Though it wasn’t a deafening defeat, Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters wasn’t a resounding success, either. All sexist nonsense aside, the film performed only average at the box office, casting doubt upon the future of the new franchise it was supposed to kick off. And while it seems unlikely we’ll be seeing the women of last summer’s movie suit up again anytime soon, we do know that the show will go on, in a sense.

In an interview with io9, the original film’s director and new franchise producer Ivan Reitman admitted that while the future is still a little up in the air, he’s got a plan to get it going forward.

We jumped into an animated film [after the last movie] and we are developing [a] live-action film. I want to bring all these stories together as a universe that makes sense within itself. Part »

- H. Perry Horton

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Playthings Playing Things Straight: Close-Up on Anna Biller’s "Viva"

20 March 2017 6:49 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Anna Biller's Viva (2007) is showing March 7 - April 6, 2017  in the United Kingdom in the series 7 Women.“Wait! I’m not through with promoting you yet!”— Mr. Humphreys, Viva “What you’re describing sounds kind of dark.”—Sheila, Viva It’s 1972, the opening voiceover tells us. It’s Los Angeles, too. “And the people, ordinary.” In sunny suburbia—detached homes, long lawns, pools out back—Barbi (Anna Biller) visits her neighbors, Mark (Jared Sanford) and Sheila (Bridget Brno), to express her boredom in light of husband Rick (Chad England) doing a stint of overtime at the office. Mark and Sheila live the life: liquor before noon, dialogue quoting from advertising slogans, sexual innuendos. Mark marvels over his latest purchase, a camera, citing its technical features like a salesman: “Nd filters—now that’s a professional camera!” It isn’t long, »

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‘Eraserhead’ 40th Anniversary: Watch David Lynch Explain His Movie Over Four Decades of Interviews

19 March 2017 1:43 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Happy “Eraserhead” day! David Lynch’s first feature was released on March 19, 1977, and his surrealistic ode to fatherhood has been a topic of conversation among interviewers ever since. Although Lynch has gone on the record as literally saying “I never talk about themes,” it hasn’t stopped scores of journalists from trying to get him to explain the meaning of “Erasherhead.”

Below are five fantastic interviews — from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, and ’10s — where Lynch analyzes the film as only he can. Watching all of them is a fascinating glimpse into his mind, as well as an opportunity to see how his ideas have changed as he’s grown older.

Read More: The Best Movie of the 21st Century: Why Critics Keep Voting for David Lynch’s ‘Mulholland Drive

This 1979 gem appears to be the earliest recorded Lynch interview. “Eraserhead” is the primary focus, and it’s a fascinating time capsule. »

- William Earl

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Bella Hadid Goes Nearly Nude in Racy Instagram Video From Her 'V Magazine' Shoot -- Watch!

10 March 2017 8:58 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

If you've got it, flaunt it!

Bella Hadid did just that in a new video from her racy V magazine photo shoot on Friday.

Watch: Bella Hadid Trades Sexy Leather Outfit for Vintage Blue Velvet in Paris

The 20-year-old model took to Instagram to share the sexy video, in which she strips down, posing topless for photographer Mario Sorrenti.

"Where you lead me I will go...@mario_sorrenti @vmagazine," she captioned the clip.

Watch: Bella Hadid Is Once Again Forced to Attend Same Event as Ex The Weeknd at Paris Fashion Week

Hadid definitely doesn't mind showing off a little skin, even when off the clock. The brunette beauty sported a number of revealing looks at London Fashion Week last month, stepping out one night in a sheer shirt which displayed plenty of underboob.

See the edgy look in the video below.

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Big Little Lies to make UK TV debut next week

10 March 2017 3:38 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Mar 10, 2017

The Nicole Kidman-starring HBO drama Big Little Lies will finally hit UK screens on Monday, and here's why you might want to check it out...

If you've heard nowt but Game Of Thrones and Young Pope news for the last few months, then you'd certainly be forgiven for having missed the other, quieter, female-led sleeper hit HBO currently has on its hands.

See related  Bill Condon interview: Beauty And The Beast, Twilight, fandom

Big Little Lies has been airing for a while in the Us, but it's only just about to start here in the UK next week. We've not heard much about it ourselves, but having looked at the cast and crew, we can't imagine why.

Based on Liane Moriarty’s bestselling novel of the same name, Big Little Lies is a seven-part series that starts by introducing us to best friends and stay-at home »

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Vertigo Screens at The Hi-Pointe Saturday Morning – Here are Alfred Hitchcock’s Ten Best Movies

7 March 2017 5:59 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman

Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo screens at St. Louis’ fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater this weekend as part of their Classic Film Series. It’s  Saturday, March 11th at 10:30am at the Hi-Pointe located at 1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63117. The film will be introduced by Harry Hamm, movie reviewer for Kmox. Admission is only $5

This gives us a perfect excuse to re-run this top ten list so here, according to We Are Movie Geeks, are Alfred Hitchcock’s ten best films:

Frenzy

Frenzy, Hitchcock’s next to last feature film from 1972, represented a homecoming of sorts since it was the first film completely shot in his native England since his silents and early ” talkies ” in the 1930’s. By dipping into the then somewhat new territory of serial killers, he took full advantage of the new cinema freedoms and truly earned his ‘ R ‘ MPAA rating. »

- Tom Stockman

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All the Details on MTV Star Molly Tarlov’s Wedding Menu — Including a Show-Stopping ‘Jell-o Cake’

7 March 2017 7:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For Molly Tarlov, one of the sweetest parts of her wedding day—besides, you know, getting married—was all of the food.

“When it’s you’re wedding you basically get to pick your dream meal and actually eat it!” the star of MTV’s Awkward tells People. “Plus I hadn’t eaten bread in a while, so it was great to dive into some sourdough.”

Tarlov, who tied the knot to Honor Society drummer, Alexander Noyes, at Palm Springs’ Colony 29 on Saturday, served up a variety of light bites and family-style entrees for her guests. To start, passed hors d’oeuvres like tuna tartar, »

- Shay Spence

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Red Track Pants Are the Hottest Trend Right Now -- Just Ask Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid!

6 March 2017 4:20 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Models have been making bold trends much more comfortable lately.

Over the past week, four It Girls stepped out in cherry red track pants, and not a single one of them was hitting the gym. Athleisurewear has been big in the fashion world for a while now, but dressing up gym gear like this is a newer take on the trend, and these ladies are pulling it off well.

Watch: Bella Hadid Trades Sexy Leather Outfit for Vintage Blue Velvet in Paris

Bella Hadid kicked off the look during Paris Fashion Week last Wednesday, stepping out in a very '90s ensemble that would make the ladies of TLC proud.

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The next day, Hadid's Bff, Kendall Jenner, also rocked all-red everything for the Off-White fashion show: a blazer, cropped sweater with the brand's logo written in tiny white print and shiny track pants, which she accessorized with oversized square earrings and white square-toe Kurt Geiger »

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Laura Dern Calls the ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival ‘Fiery and Deep, Poignant and Hilarious’

5 March 2017 12:58 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Laura Dern can’t tell us what happens in the “Twin Peaks” revival or even who she plays, but she’s enthusiastic about the return of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s iconic TV series all the same. “People have to tune in, because I am just so excited about it,” the actress told Vanity Fair during the premiere of “Big Little Lies” earlier this week.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’: ‘Body’ Teaser Trailer Inspires Two Laura Palmer Conspiracy Theories — Watch

“It’s brave and fiery and deep, poignant and hilarious,” added the two-time Academy Award nominee, who previously collaborated with Lynch on “Blue Velvet,” “Wild at Heart” and “Inland Empire.” This long-awaited third season marks Dern’s “Twin Peaks” debut, however; she’s one of many new additions to the sprawling ensemble cast, which also includes Monica Bellucci, Michael Cera, Jeremy Davies, Sky Ferreira, Robert Forster, Ashley Judd, Jennifer Jason Leigh, »

- Michael Nordine

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Laura Dern Calls the ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival ‘Fiery and Deep, Poignant and Hilarious’

5 March 2017 12:58 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Laura Dern can’t tell us what happens in the “Twin Peaks” revival or even who she plays, but she’s enthusiastic about the return of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s iconic TV series all the same. “People have to tune in, because I am just so excited about it,” the actress told Vanity Fair during the premiere of “Big Little Lies” earlier this week.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’: ‘Body’ Teaser Trailer Inspires Two Laura Palmer Conspiracy Theories — Watch

“It’s brave and fiery and deep, poignant and hilarious,” added the two-time Academy Award nominee, who previously collaborated with Lynch on “Blue Velvet,” “Wild at Heart” and “Inland Empire.” This long-awaited third season marks Dern’s “Twin Peaks” debut, however; she’s one of many new additions to the sprawling ensemble cast, which also includes Monica Bellucci, Michael Cera, Jeremy Davies, Sky Ferreira, Robert Forster, Ashley Judd, Jennifer Jason Leigh, »

- Michael Nordine

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‘The Shining’ Meets David Lynch in this Terrifying Mashup — Watch

28 February 2017 3:55 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Imagine, if you will, an alternate universe in which Stanley Kubrick never directed “The Shining.” The thought alone would be enough to give fans of the film pause. But, what if we got a version of “The Shining” that is somehow creepier than the one Kubrick made? What if David Lynch got his hands on the classic horror story instead? Richard Vezina’s “Blue Shining” takes us into this alternate reality and it is absolutely haunting. The eight-minute video re-imagines “The Shining” as a David Lynch film by integrating clips from “Blue Velvet,” “Twin Peaks,” “Mulholland Drive” and more. Unsurprisingly, Lynch’s surrealist themes work with terrifying effect in this mashup.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks Day’: Celebrate with First Look at Eerie Posters from Showtime Revival

In the video, Vezina emulates Lynch’s surreal atmosphere by implementing distorted closeups of Jack Nicholson (truly the stuff of nightmares) and substituting »

- Juan Diaz

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Great Job, Internet!: This Kubrick-Lynch mashup is the stuff of nightmares

27 February 2017 10:59 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Have you ever thought, “I wish The Shining was weirder, scarier, and more intense—and also had more synthesizers”? We can’t imagine many have, but in case your nightmares aren’t visceral enough, a video from Richard Vezina envisions what The Shining would look like had another auteur, David Lynch, directed it instead of Stanley Kubrick.

Blue Shining (Kubrick x Lynch) from Richard Vezina on Vimeo.

The video mashup “Blue Shining” overlays and inserts scenes and images from Wild At Heart, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway and more into the 1980 Kubrick classic. For example, Twin Peaks’ ubiquitous logging trucks roll by outside the office window as the violent history of the Overlook is explained to Jack Nicholson’s Jack Torrance, and Eraserhead’s Lady In The Radiator is doubled to replace the ghost twin girls at the end of one Danny Torrance’s rides through the hotel’s hallways ...

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- Laura Adamczyk

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New Trailer for 'David Lynch: The Art Life' Doc on Lynch's Early Years

10 February 2017 7:15 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Sickness. Corruption. Fear in the air. It was so good for me." Janus Films has debuted a new trailer for the documentary titled David Lynch: The Art Life, a look at the life and work of American director David Lynch. Lynch is beloved by critics & cinephiles for his films like Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Mulholland Dr. and Inland Empire. This doc premiered at the Venice and London Film Festivals last year, and should be arriving in theaters this spring. The film focuses mostly on his early years and many of the various inspirations and moments of his life that made him into the artist he is today. This looks fascinating and totally weird, which is just about right to tell the story of David Lynch. Check out the new footage below. Here's the newest trailer (+ poster) for Janus Films' doc David Lynch: The Art Life, direct »

- Alex Billington

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