Saturday, January 20, 2018

Happy Birthday David Lynch and Rest in Peace Harry Dean Stanton - Their Collaborations and Some Brief Thoughts on Twin Peaks Season 3

While writing my previous post, last year (which talks about, in part, the first time these two great men would work together), I was acutely aware that probably sooner rather than later, I'd be in a position where I'd have to write this one. Wasn't trying to tempt fate of course but with Harry Dean Stanton then turning 91, I knew it was only a matter of time before we would sadly have to look back at his life's work, with no new screen credits coming. 

Having said that, 91 is, of course, a bloody good innings and like say, Christopher Lee, Harry Dean was another man who very much died with his boots on and had the kind of career that many or most would need two lifetimes or more to play catch up with.

So, in order to pay tribute to him and also as a birthday hat tip to friend and frequent collaborator David Lynch, I figured why not have a look back at the times they joined forces. Again, I covered the first of those projects, "The Cowboy and the Frenchman" (1987) in my last blog entry, so first up, it's off to 1990, with Wild at Heart...