The Internet lists well over 10 books detailing the interesting life and dazzling artistry of writer, actor, musician, composer, television-producer, and now-and-then film director David Lynch. Film director and former editor of "Cahiers du Cinema" Thierry Jousse explores, in just 104 pages, perhaps the best-known of all cult directors in "David Lynch Masters of Cinema" series. One of many photos, the first two pages of "Masters" is a full-color blow-up of an open mouth kiss between Naomi Watts and Laura Harring. About four decades ago, David Lynch began film-making with an experimental film and a grant from AFI(American Film Institute). But funding was withdrawn, and he was released, when they found out he was working on a full-length feature. Not afraid of the rules, Lynch's career has spanned "Eraserhead(1977)", "Blue Velvet(1986)", and "Lost Highway(1997)". In the 1990's, he invented a new TV series genre with "Twin Peaks". Lynch's talents extend to photography, painting, and music. His works can now be found in museums and galleries. Lynch's movies unravel distorted characters and beautiful confusion. Inexplicable, and so tantalizingly sane. As Jousse says, 2001's "Mulholland Drive" signals cinema's arrival in the 21st Century. It's a psychedlic, scathing satire on Hollywood. In "Mulholland Drive", Adam Kesher confronts a stranger in a cowboy hat on an L.A. hilltop.
Cowboy: A man's attitude...a man's attitude goes some ways. The way his life will be. Is that somethin' you agree with?
Adam Kesher: Sure.
Cowboy: When you see the girl in the picture that was shown to you earlier today, you will say, "this is the girl". The rest of the cast can stay, that's up to you. But that lead girl is "not" up to you. Now you will see me one more time, if you do good. You will see me two more times if you do bad. Good night.