Room to Dream - A Life in Art

Author(s): David Lynch; Kristine McKenna

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The extraordinary, highly anticipated memoir from visionary filmmaker David Lynch.


In this memoir, David Lynch, co-creator of Twin Peaksand writer and director of groundbreaking films like Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvetand Mulholland Drive, opens up about a lifetime of extraordinary creativity, the friendships he has made along the way and the struggles he has faced--sometimes successful, sometimes not--to bring his projects to fruition.


Part memoir, part biography, Room to Dreaminterweaves Lynch's own reflections on his life with the story of those times, as told by Kristine McKenna, drawing from extensive and explosive interviews with ninety of Lynch's friends, family members, actors, agents, musicians and collaborators. Lynch responds to each recollection and reveals the inner story of the life behind the art.


David Lynchadvanced to the front ranks of international cinema in 1977 with the release of his first film, the startlingly original Eraserhead. Since then, Lynch has been nominated for three Best Director Academy Awards, for The Elephant Man, Blue Velvetand Mulholland Drive; awarded the Palme d'Or, for Wild at Heart; and established himself as an artist of tremendous range and wit. In 1990, Twin Peaksmania swept the world when his groundbreaking television series premiered. A new season of Twin Peaksaired in 2017 to widespread acclaim.


Kristine McKennais a widely published critic and journalist who wrote for the Los Angeles Timesfrom 1977 to 1998. Her profiles and criticism have appeared in Artforum, the New York Times, Artnews, Vanity Fair, the Washington Postand Rolling Stone.

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  • : 9781925603255
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : June 2018
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  • : June 2018
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  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 592
  • : 592
  • : David Lynch; Kristine McKenna
  • : David Lynch; Kristine McKenna
  • : 791.430233092
  • : 791.430233092
  • : English
  • : English