July 20, 2009
Pour les francophones: a history of the seven Sailor and Lula novels, plus an interview with Barry Gifford on the subject of Imagination of the Heart, New Orleans, Barack Obama, and David Lynch’s film adaptation of Wild at Heart:
Rue 89: Throughout this saga, you have a very strange view of time—should one see in this a relationship to David Lynch’s artistic work, which is also very irrational? You’ve been a screenwriter for his movies.
Gifford: David Lynch’s work is David’s. Mine is mine.
Any relationship or influence between one and the other?
I see our collaborations as compatible inspirations.
Has the cinema changed your literary work?
No. My writing has changed the cinema.