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in Filmmaking
on May 10, 2009

David Lynch has launched Interview Project, a “20,000 mile road trip over 70 days across and back the United States,” in which Lynch and his team interview ordinary people. “It’s something that’s human and you can’t stay away from it,” Lynch says on the promo teaser currently up on the site. It’s a simple idea, and from the teaser it seems very Straight Story, but I have to admit that the faces of the interviewees and the basic questions they pose to themselves will have me back at the site on June 1 when it formally launches. Click on the link above to see the trailer and to sign up for the Interview Project mailing list.

And as long as he are talking about the director, here’s some Lynchian frippery courtesy of Buzzfeed: their five top David Lynch mash-ups. These are trailers in which the director’s vibe is placed on another film’s images or, vice versa. Two of the best are below, a “what if” Lynch directed Dirty Dancing, and Blue Velvet retooled as a romantic comedy.

(Mash-up hat tip: Andrew Sullivan.)

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