The late actress worked with David Lynch on ‘Eraserhead’ before becoming the Log Lady in his ‘Twin Peaks’ series
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.
David Lynch aficionados will soon have a new temple to worship at. The cult auteur's latest project is designing a club in Paris. Club Silencio gets its name from the fictional establishment featured in Lynch's lauded 2001 movie Mulholland Drive. Lynch has designed the entire interior of the club, including some striking pieces of furniture. A surreal wooden-speaker stack seems to resemble a nightmarish appropriation of the face of a child's cuddly toy – the eyes being the two circular speaker cones. He's also designed several bespoke chairs and an asymmetrical double sofa, footstool and side- table combination.
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
Dennis Hopper will be best remembered as the director and star of one of Hollywood's most influential films, Easy Rider (1969), which defined a generation of 'hippie' culture and attitude, the film's hallucinogenic imagery backed by a driving rock soundtrack.
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.
Today, his films are considered cinematic masterworks – yet David Lynch is still smarting from criticism of his debut, Eraserhead. On the eve of its re-release, the director talks to Sophie Morris
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.