David Lynch

Masters of Cinema

An essential introduction to one of the world’s greatest directors

Thierry Jousse


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  • David Lynch (USA, b. 1946) is perhaps the best known of all cult directors, whose Mulholland Drive marks cinema’s arrival to the 21st century. His career began more than 30 years ago, with the groundbreaking, mystifying Eraserhead (1977). With Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990) and Lost Highway (1997) Lynch breathed new life into the sensory experiences of film audiences and disrupted narrative logic to mysterious and mystifying effect. In the early 1990s he invented a new TV series genre with Twin Peaks. Although he is a Hollywood director, Lynch works at the edges of the studio system, exploring the many facets of his artistic talent, whose creations, including photography, painting and music, are now making their way into museums and galleries.


Essential introductions to the work of the world’s greatest directors

Comprehensive, authoritative, yet concise and accessible monographs on leading figures in the history of cinema

Organized chronologically, from the director’s earliest works to their most recent films

Clear and insightful texts written by some of the world’s most respected specialists – film critics, journalists and scholars

Richly illustrated with 100 images, including film stills, set photographs, film sequences and posters, some of which have rarely been seen before

Useful guide to the seminal films of the best directors

Includes a detailed biography, filmography and plot summaries


About the author(s)
Thierry Jousse was editor-in-chief of Cahiers du cinéma (1989 – 96) before turning his hand to directing with Le Jour de Noël (1998), Nom de code: Sacha (2001), Julia et les Hommes (2003) and Les Invisibles (2005). He is the author of a book about John Cassavetes and now regularly contributes to radio broadcasts on France Inter, France Culture and France Musique.


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Scorsese on Scorsese
Eastwood on Eastwood
Cannes Cinema
Billy Wilder
Orson Welles
Charlie Chaplin
Ingmar Bergman
Federico Fellini
Clint Eastwood
David Lynch
Steven Spielberg

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