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The Grandmother

The Grandmother (1970)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1970 Wide

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1970 Wide

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A half-hour experimental film from early in director David Lynch's career, The Grandmother anticipates his later Eraserhead in its depiction of family life as a surrealistic nightmare. The film begins with the appearance of the mother and father, who sprout from the ground-like strange plants and speak only in dog-like animal sounds. They are soon joined by another sprout, a pale, silent young boy dressed in a tuxedo. The scene moves to the family home, where the gruff, boorish parents

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This has to be one of the disturbing Movies I have ever seen.
December 28, 2009
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Wahida K

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The film that made Lynch. It's clear to see how this film has influenced his later work but I can't say I liked it much. I'm not a huge fan of the animation either.
October 23, 2009
SirPant

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Disturbing and artistic. I was a bit grossed-out, but the style was interesting.
August 2, 2009
YosemiteSamFan

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A short film by David Lynch made with grant money from the American Film Institute. It's obvious, even at this early stage, that the seeds of genius are taking root. In hindsight, this has Eraserhead written all over it.
May 14, 2009
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