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Portrait of the Artist as a Lovable Weirdo: 'David Lynch: The Art Life'

"I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas, and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them."
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"Let me state a truism," explains

Nick James

. "If you care about a subject enough and can see a documentary about that subject made by a very skilled and talented team – shooting, editing and sound all put together just so – it is amazing what you will actually watch with pleasure.

"In the case of

David Lynch: The Art Life

, the first image puts you in the mood: a shot of the aging director himself, in profile, sitting in his art studio – which, as we will soon learn, is his idea of the ideal life. His characteristic shock of grey hair is on top as he stares at a piece of his art off-screen and smokes. (Drinking coffee and smoking, Lynch realized, is what artists do.)"

From directors Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes and Olivia Neergaard-Holm,

David Lynch: The Art Life

looks at Lynch's art, music, and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist.

As Lynch says, "I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas, and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them. Even if they're new ideas, the past colors them."

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David Lynch: The Art Life

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David Lynch: The Art Life is as Close a Look as the Director Has Ever Allowed

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