From director David Lynch comes the surreal story of Fred Madison, a successful saxophonist, who finds himself accused of murdering his wife Renee. On death row, he inexplicably morphs into a young man named Pete Dayton, leading a different parallel life. When Pete is released, his and Fred’s paths begin to cross in a surreal, suspenseful web of intrigue, orchestrated by a shady mafia boss. Lynch mixes the world of noir with the world of dreams for a dark and disturbing journey.
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
Patricia Arquette's stunning, mysterious femme fatale character in this film is on par with Phyllis Dietrichson and the other great noir fatales. One of my favorite things about Lost Highway was her illusory, bewitching performance.
The follow-up to Universal Soldier: Regeneration is a bleak, challenging genre hybrid.
David Lynch never fails to amaze me. With every film he makes, he pushes the boundaries and structure of film even further. Most films seem to require a narrative or a realistic structure for them… read review