From The Elephant Man to the cult success of the co-created television series Twin Peaks, David Lynch’s work has broken new ground, defied categorisation and changed the face of filmmaking for a generation.
Now, in this extraordinarily personal book, David Lynch opens up about a lifetime of extraordinary creativity, giving insights into his work, including films like Eraserhead, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive and the friendships he has made along the way as well as the struggles he has faced - sometimes successful, sometimes not - to bring his projects to fruition.
Part-memoir, part-biography, Room to Dream interweaves Lynch's own reflections on his life with the story of those times, as told by American journalist, critic and art curator Kristine McKenna.
Drawing from extensive and explosive interviews with ninety of Lynch's friends, family members, actors, agents, musicians and collaborators, with responses from Lynch to each recollection. By turns mysterious and enlightening, it’s an unprecedented window into the inner story of the life behind the art.
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 907 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 48 mm
A hybrid biography bulging with more than 100 interviews . . . it shows us Lynch the artist, the director, the lover, the child . . . Room to Dream provides contours and edges, brief splashes of insight and teasing tugs on the line. But the man at the centre remains a beautiful mystery . . . Illuminating * * Guardian * *
Lynch is the master of the perverse, the unsettling and the plain bonkers * * Sunday Times * *
Lynch's life as an artist is genuinely fascinating, and his observations on it are illuminating * * Mail on Sunday * *
Intriguing . . . David Lynch has never lacked room to dream, for which we and he must thank our lucky stars * * Daily Telegraph * *
David Lynch's memoir illuminates the origins of his art . . . the humour and eccentricity of Mr Lynch's own reminiscences and observations are the book's main pleasure * * The Economist * *
Reassuringly unconventional . . . Engrossing . . . Lynch writes like he speaks. He's disarmingly direct, cheerfully profane and prone to bursts of giddy enthusiasm * * The Big Issue * *
With the publication of Room to Dream, he has sought to reinvent the celebrity memoir * * Financial Times * *
Room to Dream declares itself at the outset to be a chronicle of events, not an explanation of their meaning . . . What emerges is not so much Lynch but two very distinct Lynches: the single-minded and reclusive visionary which is also a savvy media player; the hermit who very consciously nurtures his brand * * Guardian * *
The reader discovers a remarkable life . . . Fascinating and addictive . . . As a memoir and a study, Room to Dream is a marvel . . . Room to Dream does provoke wonder, and advocate dreaming, and further questioning, as all of Lynch's best artistic work does * * Irish Times * *
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