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David Lynch Does Duran Duran

David Lynch took a stab at live webcasting last night, directing a streaming broadcast of Duran Duran’s concert from the Mayan in Los Angeles. We’re gonna say, short of sending creepy old people on stage to do esoteric things, he did the best he could. Mostly that involved superimposing effects and images on top of the live concert feed.

Rolling Stone‘s Steve Appleford says Lynch’s cameramen were roaming the stage throughout the entire concert, which we would imagine would be pretty annoying. But it didn’t seem to bother Appleford too much, as he called the concert “spectacular.”

Check out the whole show here if the above track isn’t your favorite. We have to admit, “Girls on Film” was pretty spectacular indeed.

David Lynch to Direct Webcast of LA Duran Duran Concert

This could be interesting. Pitchfork says that David Lynch of Mulholland Drive fame will be directing a webcast of an upcoming Duran Duran concert at the Mayan in LA on March 23rd. Lynch details his concept for the webcast in the press release: “The idea is to try and create on the fly, layers of images permeating Duran Duran on the stage. A world of experimentation and hopefully some happy accidents.”

The webcast is part of an online series called “American Express Unstaged” which partners famous directors with equally famous musical counterparts. Last year Terry Gilliam directed an Arcade Fire show while Spike Lee took the helm of a Roots/John Legend production.

Can’t wait to see what kind of “happy accidents” Lynch can come up with live on the web this year.

‘Barbarella’ Producer Dead at 91

Legendary Italian film producer Dino De Laurentiis died on Wednesday night at his Beverly Hills home. He was 91.

The man who brought us an alien-loving Jane Fonda in a plastic bustier was also a the producer of Academy Award-winning foreign films “La Strada” and “Nights of Cabiria,” both directed by Federico Fellini. His prolific career spanned over six decades and was wildly varied in nature, from early Italian New Wave to big-budget blockbusters. Some of his better known titles include David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet” starring Isabella Rossellini and Dennis Hopper, “Three Days of the Condor” with Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway, “Ulysses,” starring Kirk Douglas, and “Hannibal” with Anthony Hopkins and Julianne Moore.

We also have him to thank for “Conan the Barbarian,” starring our very own Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Thank you, Mr. De Laurentiis.

All in the Walk of Fame Family

When you’ve reached the point of dedicating the 2,419th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it becomes challenging PR-wise to come up with something that hasn’t been done before. But late this morning, in the shadow of The W Hotel and the intersection of Hollywood and Vine, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce did just that with its first triple dedication of Stars to Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd and the couple’s daughter, Laura Dern.

“Citizens of Hollywood, I love Laura Dern!” exclaimed the actress’ Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart and Inland Empire director David Lynch (pictured), sounding very much like a 1930′s era newsman. On behalf of Laura’s dad, director Joe Dante suggested, “If there’s ever an actor who has paid his dues, it’s Bruce Dern.” Ladd meanwhile gave a typically rousing, firebrand speech, deeming Laura a “miracle child.”

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Win Tickets to Lucent Dossier Experience at El Rey

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Lucent Dossier Experience

Win two tickets for the October 8th show at the El Rey Theatre.

Come experience the succulence of this crimson night! A ballroom filled with strange and wonderful characters, a wild and bizarre new stage performance by world renowned performance troupe, Lucent Dossier Experience. Captivating music, dance, unique aerial arts and mystique that takes you back to the twisted mayhem of Paris in the late 1800′s and the wild underground of the early 1960′s… if you can imagine! So let the night take you away and if you please, indulge in their rose water foot baths, uplifting aura readings and herbal elixirs to cleanse your soul. What Lucent does best is create wonderlands for their guests to lose themselves in, so let them be your guide into a fantastical realm where brilliance and insanity fuse together in some kind of unique ecstatic bliss.

“Best known for its Coachella water spectaculars, the circus troupe… reaches to the past and the future for its fantasy performances. Sepia-stained clowns, as if from an old-timey circus, teeter by on stilts. Dusty post apocalyptic warriors slither down from the sky on aerial silks. Sooty urchins of the Great Plague dance hypnotically. At a Lucent Dossier show you experience a world that doesn’t exist, a place where the future and the past happen simultaneously, as if under some metaphorical big top in a David Lynch dream sequence.” -LA Weekly 2009 People Edition

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David Lynch Foundation Television On The Interweb

Seems there’s an organization called the David Lynch Foundation, which has something to do with Transcendental Meditation and world peace. They’ve recently introduced an online TV channel, and we tuned in, and…wow. We’re going to let David Lynch explain this one himself.

David Lynch Visits Israel To Talk Spirituality. Journos Want To Talk ‘Mulholland Drive’

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David Lynch met with Shimon Peres today to talk Transcendental Meditation (because what the region needs is another religious philosophy). How interested is the Israeli public in Lynch’s quest to bring peace to the region through TM? Well, it took Haaretz journalist Uri Klein exactly one sentence to plow through Lynch’s TM mumbo-jumbo and get to the good stuff: Film making.

Director David Lynch, 61, who is currently visiting Israel, might have preferred to discuss the power of Transcendental Meditation, how it captured his heart and soul, and the worldwide peace that he strives to achieve through it. But his eyes also sparkle when he talks about cinema – he still appears enchanted by the mysteries concealed within his art form.

It’s nice to see that somewhere in the world there are journalists who understand that celebrities are not policy makers.

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