Our favorite filmmaker of all time here at Mandalay is the iconic David Lynch. He’s a director we’ve talked about many times here and for the Film of the Day series this year, we discussed two of his biggest films, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Dr, hence why they’re not included here.
This past week, on our Instagram page, we started our David Lynch retrospective week with his debut feature Eraserhead, his surreal nightmare about the anxiety and fears of fatherhood. From there, we traversed to his first for-hire work with the highly sensitive The Elephant Man.
The 80s were full of dips for David as he rode the high of The Elephant Man only to be thrown to the deepest pit after making Dune. From there, he polarized audiences and critics everywhere with his 1986 cult classic Blue Velvet. Of course, he gained quite a bit of notoriety with his 1990’s television series Twin Peaks, which again was followed by a downward spiral after he released his prequel film to Twin Peaks, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.
The 90s also proved an interesting time in David’s career, and in fact we discussed all 4 of the features he released in this decade!
Lastly, since we already discussed his 2001 masterpiece Mulholland Dr earlier in the year, is Inland Empire. Inland Empire is the last film David has made and it is by far his most avant garde.
We hope you guys enjoyed learning about the master David Lynch this week! Check out our more in-depth reviews on the films we watched this week below!