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David Lynch's Interview Project

David_lynch I love David Lynch's work and the reason might scare you a little bit, but here it goes: his movies (and TV show) are one of the most accurate depictions of life I've ever seen. I don't mean that, on a day-to-day basis, dwarves regularly speak backwards to me or that my husband has the potty mouth of Frank Booth. But just in general, when I stop and look around and actually observe what's going on, things feel really weird most of the time and I think David Lynch gets that.

The truth is, anyone of us could have a David Lynch movie built around us. I believe that even the most wholesome, normal person has at least one really fucked up story within her that, whether she wants to admit it or not, shaped her whole life, both leading up to it and forever after. We pad these experiences with the boring details of everyday, but I think if you sum up the darkest (or the brightest) moments of anyone's life, you get a pretty fucking bizarre tale.

That seems to be the crux of Lynch's current endeavor, The Interview Project. The whole thing is pretty simple: travel around the country, find people willing to be interviewed on camera, and ask them some questions about their lives. Simple and obvious, yet totally weird and fascinating.

The first episode is about Jess, a Vietnam veteran who the crew encounters while he was sitting on the side of the road, waiting for his trailer to be repaired. Jess is pretty much all alone in life and that seems to bug him. The episode is pretty short and it would be nice to hear any other footage from Jess. But, just like in life, sometimes that's all we get. I can't wait to hear from the rest of the interviewees.

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My husband is a rabid David Lynch fan, and I think we would both agree with you. People in real life are awkward and bizarre, and that's cool. This project looks swell!

Snarky Amber

Wait, The Husband -doesn't- have the potty mouth of Frank Booth?

P.S. I'm sorry, I do this all the time now and it's probably really obnoxious but I NOTICE THESE THINGS. So I really hope the male to female ratio in that commercial isn't indicative of how the interviews go. David, women are interesting, too! I only saw two out of ten people in the commercial- and no women of color. Still, I really want to see this.


First, thanks because I didn't know about this. Second, this is such a cool project. I love the idea. Third, this makes me love David Lynch even more for reasons I'm too embarrassed to say.

Also, I love love love your reasons for loving David Lynch. I just read DF Wallace's thing about Lost Highway and I felt like I got DL better after it but I get him even more after reading this.

I'm such a DL weirdo I even like Dune. Of course, I did not see it in a normal brain chemistry state.

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