A trilogy set in the same New York City hotel room, focusing on different characters during different decades — the 30s, 60s, and 90s. In “Blackout,” set in 1936, a Tulsa couple comes to grips with a personal tragedy — the death of their son, who drowned while the husband and wife were making love beside a lake. “Tricks,” set in 1969, is the story of a hooker, her client and his boorish friend. Set in 1992, “Getting Rid of Robert” is the tale of a successful Hollywood businessman and his unhappy girlfriend. –Inbaseline
David Lynch grew up as a Presbyterian. David Lynch spent his childhood throughout the Pacific Northwest and Durham, North Carolina depending on where his father’s job as a research scientist for the Department of Agriculture took him. His mother was an English tutor whose parents immigrated to the United States from Finland in the 19th century. David Lynch attained the rank of Eagle Scout and, as a teenager served as an usher at John F. Kennedy’s Presidential Inauguration. David Lynch took courses at The Corcoran School of Art during his high school career at Francis C. Hammond High School in Alexandria, Virginia. He enrolled in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for one year (where he was a roommate of Peter Wolf) before leaving for Europe with childhood friend and contemporary artist Jack Fisk. In 1966 he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA).
While enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) he created the visual work, Industrial Symphonies… read more
Blackout is excellent. It's a 40-min screenwriting course with a beautiful use of the setting. Glover's controlled performance is so fitting & he voices the script perfectly, I feel. His annunciation & rhythm match each sentence to perfection. Aside from writing and acting, Lynch's direction is simple and so effective. I didn't even realize how dark the room was until the city drowns it in light for a perfect ending
3.5 stars for "tricks" and the always wonderful Harry Dean Stanton I guess zero stars for the Deborah Kara Unger one because i don't even remember it. One star, I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. 5+ stars for "Blackout" which truly is one of the best things Lynch has ever filmed. Alicia Witt's performance is haunting and I love seeing Crispin Glover act kind of normal.