Trivia / David Lynch

  • Acting in the Dark: He feels it is important not to let the cast know the whole story, or even the ending of the film.
  • Directing Against Type: The Straight Story is a sweet, gentle movie, based on a true story, about an elderly man who travels several miles on his lawnmower to visit his estranged brother. It actually does bear a lot of the subtler trademarks of Lynch's direction, though.
  • Hire the Critic: Novelist Barry Gifford wrote a piece that was highly critical of Lynch's attempt at Film Noir atmosphere in Blue Velvet. Lynch went on to adapt one of Gifford's books as Wild at Heart and cowrote the screenplay for Lost Highway with him.
  • Old Shame: Lynch prefers not to talk about Dune in interviews.
  • Production Posse and Spiritual Successor: Many of his films share themes, crew, actors and occasionally even characters. Word of God is that Lost Highway and Twin Peaks are in the same universe, which raises a few questions about the roles of Jack Nance and David Bowie.
  • Referenced by...: CT, in their review for D4, wrote that the game's plot has the charm of an Uwe Boll remake of a David Lynch movie.
  • Shrug of God: See the quote on the main page. Although he has said that some bits of his work explicitly have no meaning; he just got a particular image stuck in his head and wanted to put it onscreen.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • At one point, Lynch was offered the director's chair on Return of the Jedi.
    • Turned down the role of Bill Cipher in Gravity Falls. Given that Lynch is known for surrealism and Mind Screw, this would've been interesting considering that Bill was a Eldritch Abomination and that the show in general was something along the lines of a Widget Series. Series creator Alex Hirsch opted to do an impression of Lynch's Twin Peaks character — Gordon Cole — to portray Bill Cipher instead.

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