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Film
David Lynch

David Lynch

The Fire This Time Originally published in Metropolitan In a scene straight from one of his films, David Lynch stands huddled beneath an enormous tree, strong winds lashing branches overhead and scattering leaves against the dark afternoon sky. One hand cups a cigarette, the other is pressed to the trunk as though in quiet communication....
Jack Nance

Jack Nance

Lost Highway: Jack Nance Remembered By David Lynch & Others Originally published in the Quietus There’s something vaguely Lynchian about the envelope that drops through the letterbox a few days before the 15th anniversary of Jack Nance’s death. It bears the Oregon return address of Catherine Coulson – Nance’s first wife, most often remembered as...
The Merry Pranksters

The Merry Pranksters

The Kool Kids Originally published in Huck Ken Kesey was already something of a literary sensation when, in the summer of 1962, Dean Moriarty stepped off the pages of On The Road and into the increasingly strange story of his life. Tom Wolfe, in his seminal book on Kesey’s psychedelic adventures, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid...
Censorship On Film

Censorship On Film

Censoring The Centipede Originally published in Little White Lies Choosing not to watch The Human Centipede 2 when it hit cinemas in September was a simple exercise in consumer rights; harder to avoid was the media furore surrounding the initial refusal of the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) to certify the movie due to...
Tron

Tron

The Legacy Of Tron Originally published in Little White Lies Few films came to embody the neon futurism of the 1980s like Tron, yet for director Steven Lisberger it’s a movie rooted in the psychedelic movement of the 1960s in which he grew up. An only child whose parents died when he was young, Lisberger admits...
Book Review: Mark Kermode

Book Review: Mark Kermode

The Good, The Bad And The Multiplex by Mark Kermode Originally published in the Navidson Record I once almost got into a punch-up at a press screening. I’d turned up less than a minute into the Mexican football comedy Rudo y Cursi and been pushed by a panicky usher into the diminutive theatre, which was...
Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks

Who Killed Twin Peaks? Originally published in Little White Lies For legions of Lynch fans worldwide, the events unravelling in the logging town of Twin Peaks are only ever partly as interesting as those reputed to have taken place behind the camera, most of which centre on the unconventional methods of the show’s renegade director....