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Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted (1990)

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

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Heartbroken Woman
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Julee Cruise ...
The Dreamself of the Heartbroken Woman
Lisa Giobbi ...
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André Badalamenti ...
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Warick Bright ...
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Sarah Napier ...
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Marc B. Lorber ...
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After her boyfriend ends their relationship, the dreamself of a heartbroken woman floats through the air over an industrial wasteland singing ballads of love. Written by Jennifer Harrison

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Much of the music came from director David Lynch's TV series Twin Peaks (1990). See more »

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The Black Sea
Music by Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch
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A Julee Cruise concert directed by David Lynch
12 April 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Ever wondered what it would be like if David Lynch put on a musical stage show with Julee Cruise? Look no further! Industrial Symphony is a supremely strange show put together by David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti for the annual Brooklyn Academy of Music. They only had two weeks to prepare for the show, and so the result is rather remarkable.

It opens with Sailor and Lula from Wild at Heart on the phone, with Sailor leaving Lula. The rest of the film is an extended fever dream set on stage. It reminded me of a concert, only this is a concert by David Lynch so there's awful blonde wigs, half naked women gyrating on cars and dwarfs sawing logs. I found it rather fabulous.

Julee's vocals are incredibly haunting and hypnotic. Match this with the visuals David presents us and it feels incredibly nightmarish. There's a moment where Julee stops and screams mid-song and falls from the rope suspending her from the ceiling. It's so jarring and it actually scared me a little bit. It doesn't help that she turns into some 30ft skinned papier-mâché deer either.

The whole thing wouldn't have felt out of place if it appeared as a scene in Inland Empire, so that gives you an idea of its mesmerising weirdness. For Lynch fans, it's unmissable. For everyone else, it isn't.


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