A recurring motif in his films, Lynch first started photographing abandonned factories in the early 1980s
Design Museum brings shoe-biz legend to heel
Non-Hollywood films need nurturing in America. The producer-distributor Bingham Ray spotted potential hits, brought them to the screen and, with canny marketing, made them commercially and critically successful. He worked with Mike Leigh, David Lynch and Lars von Trier among others, and also helped kick-start American interest in Iranian cinema. Ray's enthusiasm for cinema was huge and infectious, yet unlike some independent producers he strove to bring the film-makers' vision to the screen rather than impose his own.
I'm in my house [in East London] looking out to the back garden. I can see overgrown vines and a tree.
Americana's most ripped and bleeding soul gets down with a Don Was co-production, which means presence and rough warmth in the ear.
It says "Americana" up there, but this is no sepia tint of Old America. Nor is it an exercise in artily countrified nostalgia.
Peerless National treasures
Dino De Laurentiis, the prolific Hollywood impresario who was behind more than 500 movies and left an indelible footprint on the way the industry makes and markets major films, has died. He was 91.
Transcendental methods practised by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi cut symptoms in older people by nearly half
In 1960s Japan, Svengali producers used chirpy girl singers to cover hits by Connie Francis or Helen Shapiro, then started to get creative on original garage stompers, baroque ballads and bossa-nova exotica.
Once upon a time Lovett rested his narrow eye on the wide world of Texan society, landscape and fauna, and coaxed out of those things surreal lament.
Jacques Tati may be dead, but his greatest creation is returning with a starring role at Cannes and a new animated adventure.
It's soulless va va voom, this sex on a motorbike: A David Lynch film turned opera – heaven for fans, but what about everyone else?
As could be gleaned from "Erotic Discourse", the hit single that preceded it, the second album of electro and tech house music that the experienced Leeds-based producer and DJ Paul Woolford has released in his Bobby Peru guise (named after Willem Dafoe's character in 'Wild at Heart') is largely comprised of tough beats, angular synth stabs and some punishing acid lines.