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Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch (1997)

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 »

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Credited cast:
Patricia Arquette ... Herself
Angelo Badalamenti ... Himself
Robert Blake ... Himself
Mel Brooks ... Himself
Jack Fisk ... Himself
Peter Frank Peter Frank ... Himself
Balthazar Getty ... Himself
Barry Gifford ... Himself
Natasha Gregson Wagner ... Herself
Jay Leno ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Loggia ... Himself
Austin Jack Lynch Austin Jack Lynch ... Himself
David Lynch ... Himself
Jennifer Lynch ... Herself (as Jennifer Chambers Lynch)
Peggy Lynch Peggy Lynch ... Herself
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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 this modern day Renaissance man makes a motion picture, and examines, through his artistic explorations, the very nature of creativity. Written by Anonymous

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14 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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Прелестное как картина: Искусство Дэвида Линча See more »

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Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Features Eraserhead (1977) See more »

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And Still
Written by Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch
Performed by Jocelyn West and Angelo Badalamenti
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Full of secrets
8 May 2000 | by mike_seanSee all my reviews

Comprised mostly of footage and interviews shot during the making of "Lost Highway," this excellent documentary provides a fascinating peek inside the world of the master filmmaker and his entourage of collaborators. Besides some amusing anecdotes from David himself, there's chats with his ex-wife Peggy, his children (including budding director Jennifer Lynch), his friend Jack Fisk, editor Mary Sweeney, producer Mel Brooks, writer Barry Gifford, actor Dean Stockwell, and "Eraserhead"/"Twin Peaks" almuni Jack Nance and Catherine Coulson. We also hear from the cast members of "Lost Highway," as well as learn the stories behind some of Lynch's characters (Bob, The Log Lady, Frank Booth, Mr. Eddy). Some of the more illuminating moments come when the focus shifts to his non-film projects, including some great footage of him working with composer Angelo Badalamenti and singer/violinist Jocelyn Montgomery (billed as Jocelyn West) on the unreleased track "And Still." His bizarre multimedia paintings are discussed, and there's a visit to a gallery show of his photography. He also created all of the furniture used in "Lost Highway." and we see a showcase of the odd tables and shelves he's made. The DVD edition outshines the shorter VHS version, with additional footage (with some Twin Peaks coverage) plus nice menu screens featuring clips from "Eraserhead,""Lost Highway," and his two early short films "The Grandmother" and "The Alphabet." All in all, any fan of the man's movies will want to check this one out. It's an interesting and inspiring portrait of a real American iconoclast.


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