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David Lynch’s America

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This clip of David Foster Wallace on Charlie Rose inspired us to revisit David Lynch’s 1986 surrealist noir thriller ‘Blue Velvet‘. In the film a young Kyle MacLachlan finds himself in the seedy underbelly of Lumberton, his seemingly idyllic America town. Along the way he encounters a steamy chanteuse played by Isabella Rossellini, and a violent, twisted thug with a ... Read More »

Cinema Chat: Ron Hogan

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For contemporary movie-goers it might be tough to imagine a time before movies went on-location. But it wasn’t until the 1976 film ‘Rocky‘ hit the streets of Philadelphia that moviemakers really started to step out of the studio. To find out more about this explosive time in movie-making history, we chatted with Ron Hogan, curator of lit blog Beatrice, and ... Read More »

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