Compiled from over two years of footage, the film is an intimate portrait of David Lynch's creative process as he completes his latest film, Inland Empire (2006). We follow Lynch as he ... See full summary »
From an early age, David Lynch was inspired by the arts and the warm inner glow that comes with the pursuit of creative expression. "Pretty as a Picture:The Art of David Lynch" examines how... See full summary »
We start off with a great interview with Kyle MacLachlan explaining how he did not know Lynch's work but found him "friendly" and "available". In fact, the documentary is just full of great interviews with all the key cast. And we learn the importance of Bob's Big Boy.
Dennis Hopper informs us that "I am Frank Booth", Laura Dern and Isabella Rosselini add their input. We get some classic clips of reviews, and Siskel trumps Ebert on this one -- I hope Ebert later realized he misjudged the film. And it was awesome how the producer had to start his own distribution company to get it released.
I know others have criticized the lack of Lynch in this, but I would say the archive footage says as much or more as he would twenty years later. What would have changed? Not much.
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