To be fair, Hotel Room wasn’t critically acclaimed when it premiered on HBO in 1993 (The New York Times called the three-part series a place “where stories go nowhere, anecdotes are pointlessly bizarre and lame quips are echoed emptily, as if banality were a form of wit), but some one-off projects are better enjoyed after a TV failure and rebirth.
Besides, David Lynch’s collaboration with Jay McInerney and Wild at Heart scriptwriter Barry Gifford is the kind of esoteric zeitgeist–not an oxymoron, at least in this context–that might actually be better with age. The tale involves a New York hotel room–number 603 of the Railroad Hotel–at three different points in time.
Celebrities give back
If you still haven’t picked out the perfect stocking stuffer for the guy (or gal!) who has everything, mosey over to CharityBuzz.com, an auction site that is currently offering a holiday-themed assortment of goodies. Its celebrity auctions are particularly spectacular. Who wouldn’t want David Lynch reading their screenplay, or Jennifer Egan to Skype into their book club? (Don’t even get us started on the two-hour date with Academy Award nominee James Cromwell.)
The Eight-Day Week
We haven’t been gifted a new David Lynch film since 2006—the director’s moved on to recording albums and shooting cameos on Louie. As he meditates his next cinematic move, Mr. Lynch gets a lovely tribute from the band Silencio as they perform music from his films at Le Poisson Rouge. The auteur’s work has always Read More
We’ve always felt bad for Jennifer Lynch, the daughter of supremely weird director/artist/musician/Transcendental Meditation devotee David Lynch. Sure, she’s achieved some measure of success on her own, with Boxing Helena and The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, but how would you like to go around knowing that you were most likely the inspiration for the mutant baby in Eraserhead?
“Yeah, my dad kind of imagined me as a sheep fetus when I was born, but that’s never been directly credited,” is not something that gets your foot in the door at a lot of Hollywood pitch meetings. (Plus we can’t imagine it being great for your self-esteem growing up.)
Now Mr. Lynch, 66, is expecting another daughter with his wife of three years, Emily Stofle.
Candy Colored Clowns
Look, we like David Lynch. Some of us love David Lynch so much that they have tattoos from his movies. Tattoos. Multiple. And some of us associate David Lynch and coffee so much that one of their tattoos is actually a pot of coffee next to cherry pie, which is meant to represent the entirety of what made Twin Peaks so great.
Some of us have even sipped David Lynch brand coffee over at the IFC Theater on West Fourth, even though who wants to drink coffee during a movie?
Which is all to say that this is coming from a place of love: David Lynch, stop making coffee commercials because this is terrible marketing.
As explained in The Observer just a few weeks ago, genius filmmaker David Lynch has stopped making movies in an attempt to become a David Lynch movie. Which is Lynchian! The recent spree of non-Hollywood projects — Transcendental Meditation, a coffee line, an electronic music album called Crazy Clown Time — witnessed its Pièce Read More
Unlike Tumblr, Twitter didn’t crash for 19 hours this week. In fact, the opposite happened: Twitter was chock full of non-stop wisdom, wit, and wonder. And like every week The Observer is here to deliver the goods, serving up heaping of tweeted knowledge in tasty slideshow-sized bites. Come on in! How can you resist Read More
Marilyn Manson takes on the role of fine artist, a Velazquez parades as basement junk, and Louis Vuitton purses and porn are reconfigured into fine art with varying results. This week in art news: Come as you’re not!
1. Ukranian Billionaire Selects Art-Prize Nominees
Victor Punchuk’s PinchukArtCentre announced the nominees for Read More
David Lynch likes to swim in “an ocean of consciousness,” which he was describing to a sold-out crowd at Radio City Music Hall on the evening of Saturday, April 4.
“It is an ocean of infinite intelligence. Creativity. Happiness known as bliss. Infinite universal love. Energy. Dynamic peace,” mused the 63-year-old filmmaker, dressed in a Read More
David Lynch is developing a Web series based on his most recent book Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness and Creativity (published in December 2006 by Tarcher) for On Networks. Reel Pop has the news and they say that On Networks chief content office Jen Gregono let Read More