A three-month series of documentaries, hosted by actor Richard Dreyfuss, look at some of the more unusual aspects of American society. Considering that the director is David Lynch, the ... See full summary »

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Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After her boyfriend ends their relationship, the dreamself of a heartbroken woman floats through the air over an industrial wasteland singing ballads of love.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Laura Dern, Nicolas Cage, Julee Cruise
Short | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A Man approaches a Women in a field.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Jack Fisk, Peggy Lynch
Hotel Room (TV Mini-Series 1993)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three-part mini-series set during three different eras in a single room of an odd hotel where employees never age. Every story has a slight twist to it, but the stories are mostly dialogue-heavy psychological or relationship dramas.

Stars: Clark Heathcliff Brolly, Camilla Overbye Roos, Griffin Dunne
The Amputee (1974)
Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A double leg amputated woman sits and writes a long meandering letter while her ineffective nurse attempts to attend to her stumps.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Catherine E. Coulson, David Lynch
Darkened Room (2002)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

John's struggle to get out of a locked room with a sinister secret inside.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Jordan Ladd, Etsuko Shikata, Cerina Vincent
The Alphabet (1968)
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A woman's dark and absurdist nightmare vision comprising a continuous recitation of the alphabet and bizarre living representations of each letter.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Peggy Lynch
Short | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Dorothy McGinnis, Richard White, Virginia Maitland
On the Air (TV Series 1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the 1950s, a group of television performers attempt to put together a live variety program and often find disastrous results.

Stars: Ian Buchanan, Nancye Ferguson, Miguel Ferrer
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A short continuously looping animation of six grotesque human figures vomiting.

Director: David Lynch
The French as Seen by... (TV Mini-Series 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In 1988, the Figaro magazine asked to a few famous directors a series of short movies, to celebrate the 10 years of the revue. The thematic : The French seen by - The movies have been released for the French revolution bicentenary.

Stars: Robyn Sumners, Harry Dean Stanton, Frederic Golchan
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: David Lynch
Stars: Ariana Delawari, David Lynch
Eraserhead Stories (Video 2001)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The enduring hope that humanity may or may not persevere. A tale of love and abandonment.

Director: David Lynch
Stars: Catherine E. Coulson, David Lynch, Jack Nance
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A three-month series of documentaries, hosted by actor Richard Dreyfuss, look at some of the more unusual aspects of American society. Considering that the director is David Lynch, the aspects chosen are some of the much more unusual ones. Subjects chosen for the Lynch treatment include Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and the gruelling weeks of training at a US Marine boot camp. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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