WORTH REPEATING: David Lynch Tells British Hipsters How He Left His Santa Claus Heart In Philadelphia And Then We Threw Snowballs At It

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DAVID LYNCH: Every film has its story. It has to be a certain place, with a certain light, with certain things said by certain people. Then you make a world in cinema that didn’t exist before. The world of Eraserhead was inspired by Philadelphia, a bit of an industrial city. I fell in love with Philadelphia for its architecture and mood. But now all the cities are looking more and more the same. The real treasures are going away; the mood they create is going away. Graffiti is one of the worst things that ever happened to a city. MORE