Created by Matt Zoller Seitz
Directed by Judith Carter
“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
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In 1997 David Lynch released Lost Highway starring Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty and Natasha Gregson Wagner. The film came and went and critics famously panned the film. While it did span a top 10 soundtrack, the film has largely been forgotten until now. In 2022, the film was remastered and rereleased. Film lovers, Lynch fans and critics started to take notice. Author Scott Ryan, Fire Walk With Me: Your Laura Disappeared, The Blue Rose magazine, has turned his interviewing sites on the cast and crew of Lost Highway to write maybe the first book ever to focus on this forgotten Lynch film. The book has interviews with Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty, Producer Deepak Nayar, Production Assistant Sabrina S. Sutherland, DP Peter Deming, Camera man Scott Ressler, Actress Natasha Gregson Wagner and more. The book also covers the film, the script and the famous soundtrack by Angelo Badalamenti and Trent Reznor. With a foreword by Matt Zoller Seitz (The Sopranos Sessions, The Deadwood Bible) This book is printed in FULL COLOR, on PREMIUM paper and is the first book about Lost Highway with interviews from the cast and crew.
Scott Ryan is an author (Moonlighting: An Oral History, Last Days of Letterman, Scott Luck Stories, thirtysomething at thirty), a director (A Voyage To Twin Peaks, Meet Abby), podcaster (Red Room Podcast, thirtysomething podcast), and editor (The Blue Rose Magazine, The Women of Lynch). He resides in Columbus, Ohio, is married and has four kids. Scott brings passion and humor to all his projects.
Scott has been published in the Fan Phenomena: Twin Peaks and the Sondheim Review. He has been covering Twin Peaks for years. His movie, A Voyage to Twin Peaks captures the last Twin Peaks festival before the series returned. The movie played in London, England as the UK Twin Peaks Festival. He has covered the series on The Red Room Podcast for six years. He is now the Managing Editor with John Thorne on The Blue Rose Magazine. It will cover Twin Peaks as well as David Lynch's work. His oral history of the Emmy winning series, thirtysomething was well received by fans of the show. The Last Days of Letterman, covers the final 6 weeks of David Letterman's CBS show. His upcoming book, Moonlighting: An Oral History is the first book about the Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd series.
You can follow scott on several Twitter locations. @bluerosemag1 @redroompodcast, @30somethingpod, and @scottluckstory. Email for interviews: Superted455@gmail.com
MZS.Press is the online arts bookstore founded by author, critic, and filmmaker Matt Zoller Seitz and directed by Judith Carter. It offers new, used, signed, collectible, and rare books on film, TV, music, photography, and the visual arts. The store was launched in 2019 on a different platform and has expanded to incorporate arts books published by MZSPress's private imprint: titles currently include Seitz's The Deadwood Bible: A Lie Agreed Upon and Dreams of Deadwood, about the HBO Western, and Walter Chaw's A Walter Hill Film.
Our deepest wish is to promote, encourage, and distribute work by small presses, academic presses, and individuals. Extraordinary work tends to get swallowed up on giant platforms like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The store's inventory of nearly 1000 volumes is currently in the process of being reconstructed after its relocation from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Dallas, Texas. The titles featured here are personally selected by a group of curators and advisors, including Seitz, Carter, and an array of critics, artists, journalists, educators, publishers, and arts mavens who are known for their ability to suss out what Seitz's jazz musician dad liked to call "the good sh*t."
“Please. Have mercy. I’ve been wearing the same underwear since Tuesday.”
Matt Zoller Seitz
Critic, Author, Filmmaker, MZS Press Creator
Matt Zoller Seitz is the Editor at Large and film critic of RogerEbert.com; a staff writer for New York Magazine and Vulture.com, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism. His writing on film and TV has appeared in Sight and Sound, The New York Times, Salon.com, The New Republic and Rolling Stone. Seitz is the founder and original editor of the influential film blog The House Next Door, now a part of Slant Magazine.
Seitz has written, narrated, edited or produced over a hundred hours’ worth of video essays about cinema history and style for The Museum of the Moving Image, Salon.com and Vulture, among other outlets. His five-part 2009 video essay Wes Anderson: The Substance of Style was spun off into the hardcover book The Wes Anderson Collection. This book and its follow-up, The Wes Anderson Collection: Grand Budapest Hotel were New York Times bestsellers.
Other Seitz books include the New York Times bestellers The Sopranos Sessions and Mad Men Carousel; TV (The Book), The Deadwood Bible: A Lie Agreed Upon, and the forthcoming The Wes Anderson Collection: The French Dispatch. He is also an interviewer, moderator, and film programmer who has curated and hosted film and TV presentations for the Museum of the Moving Image, IFC Center, San Francisco's Roxie Cinema, and other venues. He is currently working on a memoir about his marriages and a feature-length documentary about his father, jazz musician and composer Dave Zoller.
His hobbies include exotic dancing, moonwalking, and affixing masking tape labels to every food item in the refrigerator, including eggs. He has the attention span of a gnat.