A recurring motif in his films, Lynch first started photographing abandonned factories in the early 1980s
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Friday 20 June 2008
How did a deleted scene from The Wizard of Oz come to hold all the clues to David Lynch's Mulholland Drive? The 1939 film starring Judy Garland originally contained a dance number called The Jitterbug. Costing $80,000 to make and taking five weeks to shoot, it was part of a larger subplot that was jettisoned in earlier script re-writes.
Lost Highway, English National Opera, Young Vic, London<br/>Freiburg Baroque/Bernarda Fink, Barbican Hall, London
Sunday 13 April 2008
Tuesday 08 April 2008
The shiny blacktop of a road to nowhere bisects the Young Vic auditorium – at one end an automobile frozen in transit, at the other the Lost Highway to David Lynch's skewed imagination. Olga Neuwirth's amazing take on Lynch's cult movie pretty much achieves the impossible: it takes all the trappings of a great cinematic imagination – one built from the psychotic irrationalities of our dream state – and makes startling music theatre of them.
Sunday 30 March 2008
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.
Thursday 20 March 2008
Sunday 10 February 2008
The success of the 'Juno' soundtrack stateside (No 1 as I write this) has got me thinking about music and movies. Not since, perhaps, Julee Cruise's work for David Lynch has a film and its music so perfectly matched. And what has this to do with the Cave Singers? Well, only in that the best way I can think to describe the sound of this Seattle three-piece is as the accompaniment to the film the Coen brothers might make next. It's a progressive/retro approach that has been done before (Grandaddy, Midlake, et al), but rarely with this level of stripped down and simple panache.
Tuesday 29 January 2008
Sunday 10 December 2006
With two million unmarried couples cohabiting together in Britain, it might seem the phrase "living in sin" could be ripped up and used as confetti. The law, however, has not kept pace with the change in social attitudes, and many cohabitees are at risk of financial heartache in the event of a break-up - regardless of the length of their relationship.
Friday 23 January 2004
Thursday 08 August 2002
Friday 12 July 2002
Friday 17 December 1999
Monday 06 December 1999
Sunday 05 December 1999
Friday 03 December 1999
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