David Lynch’s 1977 debut feature, Eraserhead, is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty. With its mesmerizing black-and-white photography by Frederick Elmes and Herbert Cardwell, evocative sound design, and unforgettably enigmatic performance by Jack Nance, this visionary nocturnal odyssey continues to haunt American cinema like no other film.
My main influence outside of cinema? I would have to say parents. I am really attached to my family. They are both doctors who moved from Bangkok to live in a small town when there was nothing. In the first scene of Blissfully Yours you see a doctor clinic - that is my parents’ workspace for the last 25 years. They were in that green curtain room all their working life. I wish one day I can make an entire film just happening in that room as a tribute to them. They took me to my first cinema experience in a local theatre. They allowed me to do what I wanted. My mother used to have an orchid garden that she loved. Both of them enjoy traveling and always tag the kids along. They have led a super simple life that I wish I could be that simple. Simplicity is the key.