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A short continuously looping animation of six grotesque human figures vomiting. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
David Lynch 
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David Lynch .... producer
Animation Department
David Lynch .... animator
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Jack Fisk .... crew
David Lynch .... concept

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"Six Men Getting Sick (Six Times)" - USA (alternative title)
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USA:4 min

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A moving painting, 12 December 2003
Author: Michael_Cronin from Sydney, Australia

I remember Lynch was once quoted as saying that he was initially a painter, but he wanted the paintings to move, just a little bit, & that's what got him into animation.

This short is a good example of that - it portrays six figures on a wall vomiting, complete with visible internal organs, then catching on fire. The visuals are accompanied by a siren. Originally, the 40 second short was screened on a loop at an exhibition, which ran indefinitely. The DVD of Lynch's short films has it repeated 6 times.

No story, no characters - it really is more like a moving painting than a 'short film', more at home in a gallery as an installation than in a darkened cinema. The crude, but striking, animation style is similar to that which Lynch later used in 'The Alphabet' & 'The Grandmother', although they did include plotlines & characters, bizarre though they were.

Well worth a look, if only to see where this great director's career started.

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