20 January 2011

David Lynch: 65 Today

A wild at heart and weird on top Happy Birthday to David Lynch, who turns 65 today. When asked, I almost always respond to the question Which director's work grabs you by the scruff of the neck and shakes you around the most? with his name. It's been that way ever since I first saw Isabella Rossellini, dressed in Blue Velvet, brandish a knife at sneaky Kyle MacLachlan. I thought then, as now, I want to see more from the person who created this image.

And here, short and sharp and to the point, is my favourite Lynch quote. Or, well, one of them anyway:

"The concept of absurdity is something I'm attracted to."

That's all I need to know. The rest is in the imagery. Many happy returns Mr Lynch, American visionary.

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