This is a rare collection of candid and articulate interviews with one of the most influential, yet controversial filmmakers of his generation. Few directors of the past 30 years have produced movies more compelling, controversial, or confounding than David Lynch. And fewer still have been as reluctant as Lynch to talk about what they do. Whether talking about his early film shorts, such as "The Grandmother" (1970), his break-out surrealist hit "Eraserhead" (1977), the hit TV series "Twin Peaks" (1990-1991), his Oscar nominations for "The Elephant Man" (1980) and "Blue Velvet" (1986), or his more recent experimental tour-de-force "Inland Empire" (2006), Lynch comes across as articulate, intelligent, and passionate about the power of image and sound to communicate his vision. This new volume in the acclaimed "Interviews" series will appeal to film students, professionals, and dedicated fans.