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Eraserhead | David Lynch

March 19, 2020

In his book David Lynch: The Man from Another Place, Dennis Lim makes a key distinction between the artistic motivations of the American film brats of the 1970s and an outsider like Lynch: while the Spielbergs and De Palmas grew up on a steady diet of Hollywood productions — with lofty ambitions to copy their idols — the Philadelphia-based sculptor had borrowed little actual influence from cinema when he finally established himself as a unique directorial voice later that decade. Lynch…

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