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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 devilish machine, 20 August 2005
Author: simomusicmaster from Rome, Italy

This short film has lots of implicit messages hidden in a rough and simple animation. The title for itself, "Six men getting sick (six times)" contains, quite deliberately, the Devil's mark 666, and the never ending, irritating siren howling, is maybe a not secondary aspect of the evil invention created by the young Lynch. The idea of figures vomiting, of represent them with their stomach getting full and exploding is not a simple one. It comes from the inner consciousness of the author, pouring out as the vomit on the audience, and giving it a strong feeling (weirdness, fear, repugnance, it does not matter: the aim of Lynch is rousing people from indolence). So, I think this one is the first step of the career of a great director, even a jump, for it creates tension and dizziness with a poor budget, a simple animation and a recognizable genius.

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