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Night Film

by Marisha Pessl

Night Film
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    Aug 2013, 624 pages
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    Jul 2014, 624 pages

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David Lynch

In Night Film, Marisha Pessl seems to take inspiration from a number of movie directors including Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick but the one whom the fictional Stan Cordova resembles the most is David Lynch.

David Lynch 2007Born in 1946 in Missoula, Montana to middle-class parents, Lynch had an itinerant childhood moving from state to state before finally graduating from high school pretty unremarkably, in Virginia. By this time, Lynch was quite interested in the arts and decided to pursue painting at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He dropped out in short order eventually taking up schooling again in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, which is where he first experimented with film using a series of clips of his paintings to create a video montage. Lynch and his first wife, Peggy Reavey (who was a fellow student at the art academy), lived in the city with their daughter. The daily crimes and terrors the city sprang on the couple had a lasting effect on ...

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