books pdf David Lynch: The Man from Another Place (Icons)Autor Dennis Lim –

Reading Lims book feels like a visit to the Lynchian worldfull of dreamy grey space Its transportive Its thorough Its workbut its worth it RefineryThe Man from Another Place is a very well written cinema therapy session on the career of David Lynch, one of the few real auteurs left His movies, obsessions, studio hassles, and personal life are all revealed in a smart, readable analysis by author Dennis Lim, who makes for the perfect film shrink John WatersDavid Lynchs brilliance as an artist is further illuminated by the laser intelligence of Dennis Lims commentary Packed with new ideas regarding this most enigmatic of American filmmakers and refreshingly free of jargon, DL on DL is a dazzling performance It is also a pleasure to read J Hoberman, co author of Midnight Movies The Man from Another Place is an exemplary work of critical biography, in which one DL gives us an invaluable set of keys, or backwards spoken passwords, for beginning to unlock and navigate the labyrinths of another Tom McCarthy, author of Remainder and Satin IslandTo me, David Lynch is America His light is brimmed with extreme beauty and violence The Man from Another Place takes me to this unique terrain to discover one of Americas most intriguing minds I realize how accessible Lynchs universe isits as simple as breathing Seen through Mr Lynch s eyes, blood is poetry, a murky night is crystal clear Apichatpong Weerasethakul, director of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Dennis Lim s crystalline book packs fascinating Lynchian biographical minutiae and revelatory production anecdotes into astonishingly lucid yet lyrical takes on the work of his subject Lim is so thoroughly cine literate his contextualization of Lynch s creative trajectory within the art form and its industry seems definitivethe last word on Lynch Guy Maddin, filmmaker, My Winnipeg The book serves as an excellent primer for those unfamiliar with and curious about Lynch, as well as a pithy and insightful resource for confirmed fans wishing to deepen their appreciation and understanding of his work A streamlined and breezily engagingbut impressively rigorousevaluation of a unique film talent essential reading for fans of Lynch and the immersive, elusive worlds he creates Kirkus Reviews Eloquent, astute study ArtForumFilm critic and curator Lim interrogates the elusive Lynchian aesthetic in this concise critical biography BooklistWith crisp proseone small example I love how he describes Eraserhead as an exemplar of ingenuity born of povertyand a consistent brevity thepage text is not inaccurately described in its press release as meditation length , this is an obvious must read for Lynchs admirersThorough research with perceptive, even handed critical analysis The Film StageLim offers a wealth of poignant anecdotes that elaborate on Lynch without attempting to reductively explain him as a human or a creativeLim allows you to honor Lynch s highest aspiration of entering another world Slant MagazineTheres a lot of fun in dissecting the cerebral meaning of Lynchs work, but theres also no shortage of it Refreshingly, Lim puts down the psychological magnifying glass, looking instead at the mechanics of Lynchs work as a filmmaker, from inspiration to reception Stet MagazineDennis Lim investigates Lynchian with a sophisticated earnestness, acknowledging that its a possibly futile but necessary thing to try to decipher Biographile A thoughtful, energetic foray into the style, craftsmanship, and meaning of David Lynchs films The New York Times Book ReviewExcellent new book on Lynch London Review of Books The Man from Another Place is a skeleton key to Lynchs origins, obsessions, creative struggles, and transcendent works Flavorwire Informative and brightly written biography A gem of a book The Washington PostA sharp and concise work of criticism Los Angeles Review of BooksThorough, compact, and illuminating new book on Lynch BookforumDennis Lim is a writer and film curator in New York City and the director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center A former contributor to the New York Times, he is also the editor of The Village Voice Film GuideYears of Movies from Classics to Cult Hits