Junk was a series of fanzines thrown together from 1992 to 1994 by a bunch of over-educated, under-employed, disilusioned and bored slackers. We were the so-called Generation X looking for a clear path ahead where everything seemed pointless and boring. This was a time when music was finally decent after a decade of 80s garbage; a time when new art was plentiful and the term 'grunge' extended beyong music to a lifestyle choice. Junk was started by Nick Klauwers and Alfredo Bloy while they were both bored shitless in England. Soon others - some of them even talented - joined in the fun. Junk was a messy, insulting semi-regular newsletter of sorts aimed at keeping them and their friends around the world amused, if only for a few minutes. A private joke drawn on a napkin. Among the scribbles and bad poetry there is a flavour which tastes totally 90s. Widespread internet use was just a couple of years away. And to cut and paste still involved scissors and Pritt stick.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

David Lynch

David Lynch - Junk Equation
David Lynch

Too many films which we dug had cult director and Twin Peaks maestro David Lynch in common, so I decided to feature the man behind the lens himself.
It started with the superbly weird Eraserheasd (1977)- a film I never managed to sit through - to the excellent yet mainstream Elephant Man (1980) and Dune (1984).

But for us the two of his films which had the most impact were the mad Blue Velvet (1986) - who coult forget a perverse Dennis Hopper with his oxygen mask - and my personal favourite Wild at Heart (1990) starring Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern.
Other films in is repertoire include: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992), Lost Highway (1997), The Straight Story (1999), Mulholland Drive (2001), and Inland Drive (2006).

Blue Velvet - Junk Equation
Hopper and Rosellini in BLue Velvet (1986)


Get Lynched

Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated.
He attended various art schools, married Peggy Lynch and then fathered future director Jennifer Chambers Lynch shortly after he turned 21.
That experience, plus attending art school in a particularly violent and run-down area of Philadelphia, inspired Eraserhead (1977), a film that he began in the early 1970s (after a couple of shorts) and which he would work on obsessively for five years.
Wild at Heart - Junk Equation
Laura Dern & Nicolas Cage in Wild at Heart
The final film was initially judged to be almost unreleasable weird, but thanks to the efforts of distributor Ben Barenholtz, it secured a cult following and enabled Lynch to make his first mainstream film (in an unlikely alliance with Mel Brooks), though The Elephant Man (1980) was shot through with his unique sensibility.
 Its enormous critical and commercial success led to Dune (1984), a hugely expensive commercial disaster, but Lynch redeemed himself with the now classic Blue Velvet (1986), his most personal and original work since his debut.
He subsequently won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival with the dark, violent road movie Wild at Heart (1990), and achieved a huge cult following with his surreal TV series "Twin Peaks" (1990), which he adapted for the big screen, though his comedy series "On the Air" (1992) was less successful.
He also draws comic strips and has devised multimedia stage events with regular composer Angelo Badalamenti.
He had a much-publicized affair with Isabella Rossellini in the late 1980s.

IMDb Mini Biography By: Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk> 

This is the desert freakout rock scene from WIld at Heart which I love

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