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Jennifer Lynch Interviewed On Surveillance

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Jennifer Lynch Interviewed On Surveillance


Director Jennifer Lynch talks about Surveillance, the cast of characters, actors, and how the film came about. Available on DVD 6th March 2009.

A taught thriller in the tradition of the great Akira Kurosawa’s Rashômon, Jennifer Lynch’s Surveillance marks a long awaited return to the big screen for this definitive, and often surprising, filmmaker. Borrowing a page from the Japanese master, Lynch has crafted a stunningly detailed story told from the perspectives of three witnesses. In pure Lynch fashion, however, nothing is as it seems—even at the final moment.

“At its core,” explains Lynch about her film and its genesis, “I’m fascinated by the idea of what it is that an individual sees: primarily what it is to have your life and to see something specifically through your eyes. It’s a completely different experience than anyone else has.

“So, in this story, we have a road between point A and point B. Three different groups find themselves on that road. Certain things happen to all of them. All are forced into one ultimately unfortunate situation where they are obligated to retell what happened.

“Each is a liar and each holds a truth,” continues Lynch. “But the shame that each feels and the reason each one is lying is at the heart of their character. So as we go back in time we realize they are lying, but at the same time we get to know them more deeply.”

The three main groups of characters couldn’t be more disparate. Officers Jack Bennett and Jim Conrad are the fanatic cops who Lynch once described as the kind of men who might watch COPS while drinking a beer and stroking their guns. These officers always wanted to be heroes, but have made certain dark decisions in their lives. Dark decisions that have turned into dark secrets meant to be hidden.
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Inland Empire: Laura Dern: Justin Theroux: David Lynch: DVD: Synopsis


david lynch laura dern inland empire dvd cover mullholland driveFrom the director of Blue Velvet & Mulholland Drive

Inland Empire, written and directed by David Lynch

Starring Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux and Harry Dean Stanton

Will be out on DVD on 20 August 2007

David Lynch’s first film since the award-winning Mulholland Drive (and his first shot completely on digital) is a complex Hollywood mystery that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality and features an astonishing performance by Laura Dern.

Inland Empire Synopsis

Dern plays Nikki Grace, an actress preparing for her biggest role yet, a Hollywood movie from an acclaimed director (played by Jeremy Irons) opposite an amorous leading man (Justin Theroux). But when she finds herself falling for her co-star, she realizes that her life is beginning to mimic the fictional film that they’re shooting. Adding to her confusion is the revelation that the current film is a remake of a doomed polish production that was never finished due to an unspeakable tragedy…

inland empire movie film still jeremy irons not nude laura dern harry dean stanton dancing sceneInland Empire DVD Extras

The release is packed with a suprising amount of extras: Guardian interview at the NFT with David Lynch / A Short Interview in London / Conversation with David Lynch by Mike Figgis / A Masterclass with David Lynch / Interview at the Cartier Foundation

Inland Empire DVD Smallprint

Cert: 15 /

Running Time: 173 mins approx /

Region 2 /

Aspect Ratio: 1.85.1 Anamorphic /

Colour PAL / Stereo 5.1 /

Cat No: OPTD0961 / English Language /

RRP: £17.99

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