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 Post subject: David Lynch
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:30 pm 
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DAVID LYNCH
(1946 - ), American

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"Lynch uses the cinema to express non-rational energy in tangible form (visually and aurally). This energy is familiar to us all, but has been repressed in us by language, rationality, and education. This is one reason why Lynch's films seem to be nonsensical, but nonetheless evoke powerful feelings. It is easy to make nonsensical films that don't evoke any feelings at all, because they don't engage with the non-rational energy that Lynch evokes."
- Studying Contemporary American Film: A Guide to Movie Analysis

“The ideas dictate everything, you have to be true to that or you're dead.”
- David Lynch



Filmography
1977 Eraserhead
1980 The Elephant Man
1984 Dune
1986 Blue Velvet
1990 Wild at Heart
1990-91 Twin Peaks (TV, 2 seasons/30 episodes)
1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
1997 Lost Highway
1999 The Straight Story
2001 Mulholland Drive
2006 Inland Empire
2012 Snootworld (in production)

Recommended First Watch: Blue Velvet


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 Post subject: Re: David Lynch
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I just started watching Twin Peaks. I'm 4 episodes in and it's amazing so far.

Favorite movies-
1. Mulholland Dr.
2. Lost Highway
3. Blue Velvet
4. The Elephant Man
5. Eraserhead


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 Post subject: Re: David Lynch
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Bold The Straight Story or I call bullshit.


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 Post subject: Re: David Lynch
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is it me or are all the red movies vastly inferior to elephant man, which is somehow only bolded?


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 Post subject: Re: David Lynch
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depends on your tastes, i think the reds represent him as a filmmaker more tho


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 Post subject: Re: David Lynch
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George wrote:
is it me or are all the red movies vastly inferior to elephant man, which is somehow only bolded?

I'm with you there, but you'll find very few fans of Lynch who agree with us.


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 Post subject: Re: David Lynch
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Dreww wrote:
George wrote:
is it me or are all the red movies vastly inferior to elephant man, which is somehow only bolded?

I'm with you there, but you'll find very few fans of Lynch who agree with us.

If we're grading Twin Peaks on the television curve, then it's miles ahead of everything on this list.


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 Post subject: Re: David Lynch
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Bold The Straight Story or I call bullshit.


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 Post subject: Re: David Lynch
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most of Mulholland Dr. feels like a practical joke on the audience.

also, the first time i saw any of it was when i was like 15 (right after it came out) and it was on like showtime or hbo or some shit and i thought it was some terrible b-movie. 3 years later i find out it was a highly acclaimed film lol.


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 Post subject: Re: David Lynch
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Watched the Straight Story yesterday, amazing as expected. Lost Highway should be bolded imho though.


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 Post subject: Re: David Lynch
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For me:

1. Twin Peaks
2. Eraserhead
3. Inland Empire
4. Blue Velvet
5. Lost Highway


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 Post subject: Re: David Lynch
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No idea what recommended first watch should be.


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 Post subject: Re: David Lynch
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mulholland or blue


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 Post subject: Re: David Lynch
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I think you're right. Maybe Blue because it's the most accessible as well as most obviously establishing the concerns that run throughout his work.


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 Post subject: Re: David Lynch
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I think Blue Velvet is his most accessible too, so I'd go with that.


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