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A short continuously looping animation of six grotesque human figures vomiting. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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David Lynch 
 
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David Lynch .... producer
 
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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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interesting as a repetition work, though far from Lynch's best short film, 4 June 2006
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Probably the best, or most engrossed, I found myself in David Lynch's first short film effort- animated of course- was that in his use of repetition there were more chances to spot things not seen the previous time. This is really in some ways rather disgusting in its own abstracted art-school sense, but it grew on me the more times I saw these 'six figures' going through their digestive problems. There's a mix of colors used in an animated style that I haven't seen much since I was younger (it was done here and there on these kids videos I watched, the lower rent ones, heh). The alarm sound that blares, what Lynch himself described as the 'sound' attributed to the moving painting he tried to recreate, is my least favorite part of the short. I almost wished Lynch had gone the Brakhage route, leaving just the images to speak for themselves. What I did really find interesting though on a purely film-student level however was how I liked it the more times it repeated itself, trying to get the viewer to see into what is being done with the ink marks and various blotches of ideas in forms of smoke and vomit. Nothing too outrageous or speaking of the future genius he'd show, but it would've been something I'd given high marks for if I was judging whatever contest he originally submitted this to forty years ago- it definitely carries that appeal.

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