The Short Films of David Lynch (2002)
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Some very, very strange shorts and art installations. If you though David Lynch was crazy now, it's toned down compared to his college days. It's interesting to see a lot of his earlier work and see what inspired such a genius behind the camera. This really acts as a documentary on the side too in that you get to hear the stories behind each project. It's really unfair to rate this as a movie, because it's not. These are all extremely fascinating projects and I think any Lynch fan will like them.
An undead black and white grandmother turns into a tree and bleeds for her grandson. Six faces on the wall spew panic-vile six times with a wailing siren. A video of draining an amputee's leg and changing bandages. A creepy alphabet lesson from a nightmarish Sesame Street episode. A cheery cartoonish promotional Frenchman meets some cowboys and we are treated to a ballad. There are a few familiar faces. Interesting and some disturbing images. The Lynch guy has artistic talent, and you can see it carried forward to his feature films.
I was pretty sure I had already reviewed this and placed it on my favorite films list. Apparently not. Anyways, this is required watching for all Lynchites and I love all the films in this collection. Lynch provides some necessary commentary on how each of these films came about, which I found to be quite inspirational to young film-makers and revelatory about how Lynch perceives his ascent into a productive film career.
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