Influencers: David Lynch’s Cinematic Disruption Starts with Sound

Published on Dec 03, 2019

Influencers: David Lynch’s Cinematic Disruption Starts with Sound

David Lynch’s life as filmmaker began with sound. While attending the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Lynch was working on a painting of a woman in a garden when he heard the sound of wind blowing. Suddenly, the painting started to move. This peculiar experience singlehandedly shaped Lynch’s belief that cinema is a moving painting — or, as he once put it to The Philadelphia Inquirer: “It’s sound and picture.” Over four decades and a dozen films later, Lynch has pushed cinematic soundscapes to experimental extremes and has created a cinematic language rooted in sound design. “People always talk about the look of a film, they don’t talk so much about the sound of a film,” Lynch said in the documentary “Making Waves.” “But it’s equally important. Sometimes more important.”

Lynch’s early soundscapes owe their power to Alan Splet, who started working with the director

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Author: Zack Sharf