David Lynch recognizes true beauty in wood. Last night at the Vista Theater in Los Angeles, David Lynch, the American Film Institute, and the home entertainment divisions of CBS and Paramount held an unusual event: the theatrical premiere of deleted scenes from Twin Peaks and the feature film Fire Walk With Me. We don’t see …
Director and screenwriter Jennifer Lynch looks back at two decades of searching for artistic truth…and getting a lot of shit for it.
"When I was about 12, I was driving with my father and he asked me “What are you thinking about?” And I said “I want to find another girl’s diary and I want to take it home and read it and see if she’s afraid of the same things I’m afraid of, excited by the same things I’m excited by or if I’m weird or different.” I just wanted to know what those secret feelings were and if I was way off in my thinking. When (David) was working on Twin Peaks, he wrote me and said “Remember about finding that girl’s diary?” I said “Yeah.” “You wanna write Laura’s diary?” And I said, “Fuck yeah!” Adolescence is just a terrifying time and I figured if there was anything I could to heal that part of myself that was convinced I was the weirdest person on Earth and that nobody else thought the way I did, I had to do it. So I wanted to fill that in and Laura was a great opportunity because she was so Americana and yet all of these awful things were happening to her. So I could go to all those dark places."
"I had a friend who told me “I loved your book. I read it with one hand.” That’s a compliment and it doesn’t belittle the material. We all have sexual feelings—dark and light"