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David Lynch as Actor: How His Onscreen Persona Has Evolved From ‘The Cleveland Show’ to ‘Lucky’

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David Lynch as Actor: How His Onscreen Persona Has Evolved From ‘The Cleveland Show’ to ‘Lucky’
Here’s a strange thought: David Lynch has been in front of the camera more often in the last 10 years than he’s been behind it. Though rarely thought of as an actor in the same manner as other on-camera directors, Lynch has appeared not only in several of his own projects — most recently the “Twin Peaks” revival, in which his Gordon Cole became one of the main characters — but an expectedly far-flung range of others as well. Though he only lends his voice to some of them, he imbues each role with his nonpareil essence.

Read More:Why ‘Lucky’ Should Earn the Late Harry Dean Stanton His First Oscar

Lynch made no feature-length films or TV series in the 11 long years between the release of “Inland Empire” and this new “Twin Peaks,” but he did grace us with his presence onscreen several times. Most prominently — and weirdly, and hilariously — that
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The ‘Twin Peaks’ Log Lady Is the Series’ Wisest Character, and Could Save Them All

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The ‘Twin Peaks’ Log Lady Is the Series’ Wisest Character, and Could Save Them All
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the first two parts of the “Twin Peaks” revival series.]

On Sunday’s premiere of “Twin Peaks,” fans reunited with beloved character Margaret Lanterman, better known as the Log Lady. The reunion was bittersweet, though, since actress Catherine Coulson had died from cancer shortly after shooting her scenes for the revival series in September 2015.

In the two scenes in which the Log Lady appears, the evidence of Coulson’s battle with the disease is evident: She’s weaker, speaks haltingly and breathes with the aid of a nasal cannula. Despite this obvious infirmity, though, it was heartening to see that the Log Lady is still on her game and possibly sharper than ever. In these first two episodes in which the women are treated viciously on screen, it was inspiring to see that one woman isn’t beaten down or cowed, and in fact provides guidance and offers sustenance.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Season 3 Premiere Review: David Lynch Remains a
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The ‘Twin Peaks’ Log Lady Is the Series’ Wisest Character, and Could Save Them All

The ‘Twin Peaks’ Log Lady Is the Series’ Wisest Character, and Could Save Them All
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the first two parts of the “Twin Peaks” revival series.]

On Sunday’s premiere of “Twin Peaks,” fans reunited with beloved character Margaret Lanterman, better known as the Log Lady. The reunion was bittersweet, though, since actress Catherine Coulson had died from cancer shortly after shooting her scenes for the revival series in September 2015.

In the two scenes in which the Log Lady appears, the evidence of Coulson’s battle with the disease is evident: She’s weaker, speaks haltingly and breathes with the aid of a nasal cannula. Despite this obvious infirmity, though, it was heartening to see that the Log Lady is still on her game and possibly sharper than ever. In these first two episodes in which the women are treated viciously on screen, it was inspiring to see that one woman isn’t beaten down or cowed, and in fact provides guidance and offers sustenance.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Season 3 Premiere Review: David Lynch Remains a
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Interview: Catherine E. Coulson

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Before she sadly passed in 2015, Dr. Garth Twa spoke to Twin Peaks' iconic Log Lady.

Catherine E. Coulson had been a seminal part of the David Lynch cosmos, from backcombing Henry’s hair in Eraserhead to starring in his early short ‘The Amputee’ to providing Log Lady introductions to the syndicated episodes of Twin Peaks. It was a great privilege to have been able to speak with her before, very sadly, she passed away in September of 2015.

Garth Twa: You’ve know David Lynch for a long time…

Catherine E.
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Catherine Coulson, Log Lady on 'Twin Peaks,' Dead at 71

Catherine Coulson, Log Lady on 'Twin Peaks,' Dead at 71
Catherine Coulson, a veteran camera assistant and actress best known as Margaret Lanterman, or the Log Lady, on David Lynch's Twin Peaks, died Monday morning of cancer, Variety reports. She was 71.

"Today I lost one of my dearest friends, Catherine Coulson," Lynch said in a statement. "Catherine was solid gold. She was always there for her friends — she was filled with love for all people — for her family — for her work. She was a tireless worker. She had a great sense of humor — she loved to laugh and make people laugh.
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Catherine Coulson, Twin Peaks’s Log Lady, Has Died

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Catherine Coulson, Twin Peaks’s Log Lady, Has Died
Catherine Coulson, the actress who became a fan favorite of Twin Peaks viewers as the mysterious Log Lady and who was slated to return for the series' Showtime revival, died Monday after succumbing to a battle with cancer. She was 71. Her agent confirmed the death to the media, saying: "We are all deeply sad, she meant so much to so many." Coulson worked especially closely with David Lynch, the co-creator of Peaks, also appearing in his short film The Amputee, and working as an assistant director on Eraserhead. "Catherine was solid gold," Lynch said in a statement. "She was always there for her friends — she was filled with love for all people — for her family — for her work. She was a tireless worker. She had a great sense of humor — she loved to laugh and make people laugh. She was a spiritual person — a
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R.I.P. Catherine E. Coulson (1943 – 2015)

Actress Catherine E. Coulson has passed away aged 71 after a battle with cancer. Coulson appeared in Lynch’s 1974 short The Amputee, and also served as an assistant on Eraserhead, during which the filmmaker envisioned the role of Log Lady, a character Coulson would portray in Twin Peaks and its film prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.

“Today, I lost one of my dearest friends, Catherine Coulson,” said Lynch in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “Catherine was solid gold. She was always there for her friends — she was filled with love for all people, for her family, for her work. She was a tireless worker. She had a great sense of humor — she loved to laugh and make people laugh. She was a spiritual person — a longtime Tm meditator. She was the Log Lady.”

Coulson had been expected to reprise the role of Log Lady for Lynch’s upcoming Twin Peaks revival on Showtime.
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Catherine E. Coulson 1943-2015

Catherine E. Coulson 1943-2015
As Twin Peaks returns for its surprise, belated third season, one original cast member sadly won't be part of the reunion. Catherine E. Coulson, who played the enigmatic Log Lady in the show's original run and in Fire Walk With Me, has died. She was 71.Coulson's friendship with David Lynch went all the way back to his debut feature Eraserhead in 1977, on which she performed various roles behind-the-scenes (she was officially credited as Assistant Director and Assistant Camera). During the film's tortuous production she also played the title role in Lynch's short film The Amputee. It was during this busy creative period that they first began discussing Lynch's vision of Coulson as a character holding a log. He'd find a way to bring her to the screen 15 years later.The character, actually named Margaret Lanterman, was seen as a madwoman by the residents of Twin Peaks, but her psychic connection
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Catherine Coulson, 'Twin Peaks' Log Lady, Passes Away at 71

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Catherine Coulson, 'Twin Peaks' Log Lady, Passes Away at 71
Sad news for Twin Peaks fans and lovers of classic TV. Actress Catherine E. Coulson passed away on Monday at the age of 71. She succumbed to cancer. She was perhaps best known as the Log Lady on David Lynch's cult series.

Twin Peaks is being revived on Showtime, with all-new episodes shooting later this year. Pre-production is happening now in Washington state. Varitey confirms that Catherine E. Coulson was set to reprise her role as the Log Lady, a character which she also played in director David Lynch's film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, which served as a prequel to the canceled ABC show.

More recently, Catherine E. Coulson appeared in a fan-favorite role as proprietor of Marionberry farm on Portlandia, which reunited her with Twin Peaks star Kyle MacLachlan, who plays the Mayor of Portland. She also starred in the movie Redwood Highway opposite Shirley Knight and Tom Skerritt.
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Catherine Coulson, Log Lady on ‘Twin Peaks,’ Dies at 71

Catherine Coulson, Log Lady on ‘Twin Peaks,’ Dies at 71
Catherine E. Coulson, who played the Log Lady on David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” TV series and was set to return to the new Showtime version, died Monday morning of cancer. She was 71.

“We are all deeply sad, she meant so much to so many,” said her agent, Mary Dangerfield, who confirmed her death.

Coulson, who also worked as a camera assistant, reprised the Log Lady role in the feature “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” and more recently, she appeared on an episode of “Portlandia” and in the film “Redwood Highway.”

Lynch said in a statement, “Today I lost one of my dearest friends, Catherine Coulson. Catherine was solid gold. She was always there for her friends — she was filled with love for all people — for her family — for her work. She was a tireless worker. She had a great sense of humor — she loved to laugh and make people laugh.
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Catherine Coulson, Log Lady on ‘Twin Peaks,’ Dies at 71

Catherine Coulson, Log Lady on ‘Twin Peaks,’ Dies at 71
Catherine E. Coulson, who played the Log Lady on David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” TV series and was set to return to the new Showtime version, died Monday morning of cancer. She was 71.

“We are all deeply sad, she meant so much to so many,” said her agent, Mary Dangerfield, who confirmed her death.

Coulson, who also worked as a camera assistant, reprised the Log Lady role in the feature “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” and more recently, she appeared on an episode of “Portlandia” and in the film “Redwood Highway.”

Lynch said in a statement, “Today I lost one of my dearest friends, Catherine Coulson. Catherine was solid gold. She was always there for her friends — she was filled with love for all people — for her family — for her work. She was a tireless worker. She had a great sense of humor — she loved to laugh and make people laugh.
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Criterion Collection: Eraserhead | Blu-ray Review

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There was a time, not very long ago, when obtaining a decent copy of David Lynch’s first masterpiece, Eraserhead, was problematic. Selected in 2004 for preservation in the National Film Registry, nearly four decades of overriding nearly every other piece of flotsam and jetsam comprising the cult classic continuum, one of the most exquisite directorial debuts of all time gets a lavish Criterion Collection treatment. A film whose aural devices equal its bizarre and unforgettable visuals, outside of a theatrical screening, it’s the definitive way to experience this dream of dark and troubling things.

To outline the narrative of Eraserhead feels rather reductive since the film is a visual and auditory experience that requires first hand exposure. But, basically, it’s about a guy named Henry Spencer (Jack Nance) who is forced to marry a neurotic girlfriend, Mary X (Charlotte Stewart) because she gave birth to a creature/baby he impregnated her with.
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Review: David Lynch's "Eraserhead" (1977) Criterion Special Blu-ray Edition

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Eraserhead” (Directed by David Lynch, 1977)

(The Criterion Collection)

Everything Ugly Is Beautiful

By Raymond Benson

One of the many excellent supplements that appear on this disc is a rare video interview from 1979 with David Lynch (and cinematographer Frederick Elmes). For those of us who have aged along with the director, it is a striking glimpse at a young artist at the beginning of his strange and wonderful career. In it, he explains that he is attracted to sometimes harsh, oppressive settings, such as the nightmarish industrial cityscape in Eraserhead. “What everyone else finds ugly, I find beautiful,” he says proudly. And the director has pretty much remained true to his word, hasn’t he?

Eraserhead is a landmark picture, but its original release in 1977 was slow to reach an audience. It gained its must-see reputation only after the film was picked up to run on the midnight movie circuit that
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David Lynch to be Guest of Honor at Lucca Film Festival

David Lynch to be Guest of Honor at Lucca Film Festival
The Lucca Film Festival is set to honor David Lynch at the 10th edition of its festival in Tuscany the last week of September. The program will include a complete retrospective of his films, including Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, and Mulholland Drive, as well as the premiere three of his recently-restored shorts: The Amputee, Six Men Getting Sick and The Alphabet. As part of the festivities, Lucca Film Festival will host the Italian premiere of the exhibition “David Lynch. Lost Visions. The Indiscreet Charm of Gaze.” The show features 60 of Lynch’s photographs, lithographs

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Criterion to Release David Lynch's Eraserhead on Blu-ray & DVD September 16th

David Lynch’s 1977 debut feature, Eraserhead, is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty. With its mesmerizing black-and-white photography by Frederick Elmes and Herbert Cardwell, evocative sound design, and unforgettably enigmatic performance by Jack Nance, this visionary nocturnal odyssey remains one of American cinema’s darkest dreams. Director-approved Edition: ● New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray ● “Eraserhead” Stories, a 2001 documentary by David Lynch on the making of the film ● New high-definition restorations of six short films by Lynch (all with video introductions by Lynch): -- Six Men Getting Sick (1967) -- The Alphabet (1968) -- The Grandmother (1970) -- The Amputee, Part 1 and Part 2 (1974) --...
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Eraserhead

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Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 16, 2014

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95

Studio: Criterion

Jack Nance stars in David Lynch's Eraserhead.

David Lynch’s (Blue Velvet, Dune) 1977 debut feature, Eraserhead, is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty. With its mesmerizing black-and-white photography by Frederick Elmes, evocative sound design, and unforgettably enigmatic performance by Jack Nance, this visionary nocturnal odyssey remains one of American cinema’s darkest dreams.

Yeah, yeah, we’re just running Criterion’s press release write-up for the film but, jeez, there’s been so much said about it over the years, that we’ll wait for our review to lay on some editorial gravy…!

Criterion’s Blu-ray and DVD releases of Eraserhead contains the following features:

• New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray

• “Eraserhead” Stories, a 2001 documentary by David Lynch on the making of the film

• New high-definition restorations
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Eraserhead Makes Its Way into the Criterion Collection

One of the most prestigious honors a film can receive is to be added to the Criterion Collection, which solidifies a movie's status as an important piece of cinema. At long last the honor has been bestowed upon David Lynch's Eraserhead, and we've got all the release details on tap for ya today!

Hitting both DVD and Blu-ray, the Criterion release of Lynch's 1977 feature debut comes our way courtesy of a brand new 4K digital restoration with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray.

As always, a handful of new special features will be included on both discs, and you'll find a full listing below along with the cover art.

In the film Henry Spencer (Jack Nance) is left alone in his apartment to care for his deformed baby and has a series of strange encounters with the beautiful girl across the hall and the woman living in his radiator.
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September Criterion Releases Include Lynch's 'Eraserhead,' Polanski's 'Macbeth' & Horror Classic 'The Innocents'

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It's the middle of the month, and we know what that means. Well, for us, it means realizing we have $70 to last us until payday, but for the more frugal cinephiles among you, it means that it's time for Criterion to announce what they've got coming up three months down the line. And once more, there are some treats in store. Kicking things off, and certainly the headliner, is David Lynch's seminal 1977 first feature "Eraserhead," the first of the director's features to make the collection. The film will be displayed on a new 4K digital restoration, along with new restorations of six Lynch shorts (1966's "Six Figures Getting Sick," 1968's 'The Alphabet," 1970's "The Grandmother," 1974's "The Amputee Part 1 and 2," and 1996's "Premonitions Following An Evil Deed," plus interviews and a 2001 documentary by Lynch called "Eraserhead Stories." So yeah, pretty much a must buy when it lands on September 16th.
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Criterion Announces David Lynch's 'Eraserhead' and Polanski's 'Macbeth' for September 2014

David Lynch fans are certainly getting a treat as of late. On July 29 Lynch's "Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery" comes to Blu-ray and now Criterion has announced come September 16, Lynch's Eraserhead will be released on Criterion DVD and Blu-ray. The Eraserhead release will include a new 4K digital restoration of the film, a 2001 "Eraserhead" Stories documentary, a new high-definition restorations of six short films by Lynch including Six Figures Getting Sick (1966), The Alphabet (1968), The Grandmother (1970), The Amputee, Part 1 and Part 2 (1974) and Premonitions Following an Evil Deed (1996), all of which include a video introductions by Lynch. Finally it will include new and archival interviews with cast and crew as well as the film's trailer. Also coming in September is the release of Roman Polanski's Macbeth on September 23. The release includes a new 4K digital restoration, new documentary, the 1971 documentary "Polanski Meets Macbeth" and much more. Jack Clayton's 1961 supernatural film
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Young David Lynch Talks 'Eraserhead' in 1979 On-Location Video Interview

Young David Lynch Talks 'Eraserhead' in 1979 On-Location Video Interview
Some painfully bad questions (and hair) from the 23-old me but good answers (and, as always, hair) from the 33-year-old David Lynch. Shot for my television-production class at UCLA in 1979, this interview features archival footage of the oil fields that served as a location for Lynch’s AFI film "Eraserhead" and now lie beneath the Beverly Center. Also seen but alas not heard much from (mea culpa, bad interviewing) is cinematographer Frederick Elmes. I was working at the time for Parallax, now Landmark, Theaters, owners of the Nuart, where Eraserhead was the midnight movie. (The video also includes some funny responses from audience members.) Lynch had been with John Waters earlier on the day of the interview and almost got him to join us. David later provided me with a copy of his short film "The Amputee," also shot by Elmes, which we screened following the interview on one TV
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