When credits rolled on David Lynch's Wild at Heart it seemed like no sequel was necessary. But Wild at Heart novelist Barry Gifford continued Sailor and Luna's tales in a series of books. He also wrote a spin-off novel 59° and Raining: The Story of Perdita Durango featuring the Santeria practicing criminal from Wild at Heart. The film adaptation was made with no connection to Lynch's earlier film, and was released in the states as Dance With the Devil. Can it be as Wild as Lynch's villain? Join the Now Playing hosts to find out!
David Lynch was hitting a career peak in 1990. First, his show Twin Peaks became a national obsession. Then his new film Wild at Heart won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. But this movie, combining Barry Gifford's eponymous novel with The Wizard of Oz, did not find universal acclaim. Can Nicolas Cage win over the hearts of our critics? Listen to find out!
February 24 is Twin Peaks day.
Before Twin Peaks there was Blue Velvet -- David Lynch's first tale of Kyle MacLachlan investigating a small town murder. This violent, sexy, surreal film has been ranked one of Lynch's best, and helped put Easy Rider Dennis Hopper back on top. Is this a mystery worth solving? Join the Now Playing hosts to find out!
Frank Herbert's novel Dune had a long path from the novel to film. After a series of false starts it finally hit theaters in 1984 directed by Oscar nominated director David Lynch. The director turned down Return of the Jedi for this other sci-fi epic. Yet while both are space fantasies on desert planets, Jedi was populated with muppets and Dune came with a pamphlet to help moviegoers unfurl the dense narrative. How much of this film is Herbert and how much is Lynch, and is this film the worm or the hook? Join the Now Playing podcast hosts to find out!
I am not an animal! I am a human being! That quote from David Lynch's The Elephant Man has become part of the American lexicon, quoted in literally hundreds of movies and television shows. But what of the film that created the quote? Lynch's 1980 black and white biopic, his first commercial production, was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won many other statues. How does The Elephant Man hold up over 35 years later? Take the bag off your head, put in your earbuds, and join Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart to find out!
David Lynch is a popular director of such films as The Elephant Man, Dune, Wild at Heart and Mulholland Drive. And he became a household name with his 1990 TV Series Twin Peaks where "Who killed Laura Palmer?" was the new decade's "Who shot JR?". But before all those films came Eraserhead - Lynch's surreal feature debut. It has become a midnight-movie cult hit and its meaning has been debated for decades. Now you can join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob as they give their analysis and review!