Author(s): Paul A. Woods
David Lynch, maverick Hollywood director, has pursued his contrasting obsessions more than most movie-makers would dare. In a wildly varying career, he has experienced cult adulation, mainstream success, virtual rejection by the film industry, and a renaissance which has seen him established as the brand name of 'Weird Americana.'Weirdsville USA charts Lynch's work from the experimental art-school years and the Midnight Movie hit Eraserhead, the mainstream success of The Elephant Man and the resounding failure of Dune, through the Weird Americana prototypes of Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks, the heyday of the 'Lynch Mob', and the fall from fashionable grace; to the success of the neo-noir mystery Lost Highway that brought about a spurt of cinematic activity, as well as new fine art and musical projects. Weirdsville USA includes many fascinating anecdotes and quotes, a look at Lynch's personal life away from the camera and detailed film analysis, backed up by a wealth of film stills.