• A treat for fans of the visual splendors of Terrence Malick and David Lynch movies: in the spring 2010 issue of Filmmaker magazine, production designer Jack Fisk—who’s created some of contemporary cinema’s most memorable worlds, including Malick’s Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line and Lynch’s The Straight Story and Mulholland Drivereminisces about his thirty-plus-year career. Speaking to journalist Alicia Van Couvering, Fisk discusses his process with actors, the influence of painting on his work, and his close collaborations with his directors, especially Malick, whom he reveals to be a creative bosom buddy (“Terry and I have developed a relationship where we just go and look at locations together, for weeks, and that way we kind of get in sync on a picture. And then he says, ‘Whatever you do will be fine.’”). There’s also a bit of backstory about the location scouting on Days of Heaven, for which Canada stood in for the Texas panhandle.

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  • By MartyRoots
    July 16, 2012
    05:53 PM

    I have been waiting for years for a decent release of Mulholland Drive on Blu-ray. All previous high-def treatments of the film have left me feeling that a masterpiece is being handled incorrectly. I can only hope that the delicate hands of Criterion eventually remaster the film to its correct, and highly deserved, splendor. Please Criterion, consider Mulholland Drive for your collection.