Film Junk Premium Podcast #58: David Lynch


It’s a strange world, isn’t it? With the unlikely arrival of a brand new season of Twin Peaks just around the corner, we felt it was high time that we took a deep dive into the weird and wonderful filmography of David Lynch. This podcast covers some pretty divisive cult classics and heavily debated art films including Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive. We do our best to nail down Lynch’s themes and obsessions along with our own misguided interpretations of his work. So does Mulholland Drive actually make sense or is it a cinematic puzzle without a solution? Is David Lynch’s collaboration with Marilyn Manson one of the great creative partnerships in movie history? More importantly, is there anything wrong with watching a movie on your fucking phone? This month’s premium podcast will give you a boner with a capital “O”.

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  • Colin

    Were you slamming Pabst throughout the premie?

  • Frankie Knuckles

    I meant to bring some Heineken, but I forgot.

  • Peter Harrison

    David Lynch and the Film Junk crew, a match made in heaven! Thank you

  • devolutionary

    Still don’t know how Frank missed that David Lynch anti-iPhone viral video. I could’ve sworn it was mentioned on Film Junk before, but maybe Frank wasn’t on then? (*checks…2008, yup)

  • LordAwesome

    Reed is on this, right?

  • Sean

    No he is not.

  • iammattz

    I could’ve swore Jay mentioned it another time when Frank was around… would have to go through every news round-up that mentions Lynch to figure that out. Can someone take it as a homework assignment?

  • Carlos

    Frank admits that he cried during ‘Elephant Man’, and Jay immediately starts cackling like a hyena. Great moment.

    Thanks for the podcast guys, you rock!

  • LordAwesome

    That’s almost as disappointing as Inland Empire was.

  • yonato

    This was just what I had hoped for and more. Shane you didn’t cover Inland Empire as it is the most Lynchian of all, but maybe some day…

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    David Lynch inspired songs by Anthrax:

    1) Black Lodge (album Sound of White Noise)

    2) Now It’s Dark (album State of Euphoria)

  • j-diggle

    After listening to this and watching the new series of Twin Peaks, I’d love a premium where you guys just talk about Twin Peaks.

  • OsoDuck

    I love Frank’s reasoning for understanding Mulholland Drive: if Frank didn’t understand the underlying meaning, Lynch didn’t intend for their to be a meaning. It’s a film about nothing. It’s Lynch’s take on a Seinfeld episode. The guy behind Winkies is Kramer.