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"The French as Seen by..." The Cowboy and the Frenchman (1988)"Les Français vus par" The Cowboy and the Frenchman (original title)

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David Lynch (writer)
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Original Air Date:
1988 (Season 1, Episode 2)
Little seen short film by David Lynch is set on a ranch in the turn-of-the-20th Century Wild West, USA is a collision of cultures where a grizzled... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
David Lynch 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Lynch  writer

Produced by
Pierre Olivier Bardet .... executive producer
Paul Cameron .... executive producer
Scott Flor .... co-producer
Julie Matheson .... co-producer
Marcia Tenney .... co-producer
Daniel Toscan du Plantier .... producer
David W. Warfield .... associate producer (as David Warfield)
Original Music by
Manuel Rosenthal 
Cinematography by
Frederick Elmes 
Film Editing by
Scott Chestnut 
Casting by
Johanna Ray 
Production Design by
Nancy Martinelli 
Patricia Norris 
Art Direction by
Nancy Martinelli 
Patricia Norris 
Set Decoration by
Frank Silva  (as Franck Silva)
Costume Design by
Nancy Martinelli 
Patricia Norris 
Makeup Department
Cindy Huckabee .... assistant makeup artist
Heba Thorisdottir .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Greg Murphy .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Cameron .... second assistant director
David W. Warfield .... first assistant director (as David Warfield)
Sound Department
Jon Huck .... sound (as John Huck)
Charles Kelly .... boom operator (as Charlie Kelly)
Debbie Spinelli .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Tracey Young .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Waide R. Allen .... electrician (as Waide Allen)
Catherine E. Coulson .... assistant camera (as Catherine Coulson)
Alan Frazier .... key grip
Sven Kirsten .... key electrician
Jas Scott Moncrieff .... grip
David M. Rakoczy .... electrician (as Dave Rakoczy)
Randy Wyatt .... electrician
Music Department
Miles Christensen .... music mixer
Miles Christensen .... music recordist
Tom Davis .... music mixer
Tom Davis .... music recordist
Smokey Hormel .... musician (as Gregory 'Smokey' Hormel)
Transportation Department
Bill Florian .... transportation
Other crew
Mark Axton .... production assistant
Kenny Call .... animal wrangler
Rick Dahl .... production assistant
Sarah Elgart .... choreographer
Cori Glazer .... script supervisor
Jean-Pierre Malignon .... production assistant
Martin Martinez .... production assistant
Dean Smith .... horse wrangler
Leslie Weimer .... production assistant
Tim Witucki .... production assistant
Series Cast
These people are regular cast members. Were they in this episode?
Luigi Comencini ... Himself

Francesca Comencini ... Herself
Cristina Comencini ... Herself
Laurence Nanzer
Damien Nanzer
Laurent Rohrbach
Hanns Zischler
Michel Radic
Luc Briffod
Pierre Amoyal
Gilles Laeser
André Marcon
Catherine Aymerie

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Directed by
Luigi Comencini 
Andrzej Wajda 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Valentin Feldman  writer
Jean-Luc Godard  writer

Produced by
Pierre-Olivier Bardet .... executive producer
Hélène Le Coeur .... assistant executive producer
Monty Montgomery .... producer: French Television
Cinematography by
Pierre-Alain Besse 
Pierre Binggeli 
Costume Design by
Catherine Leroy 
Sound Department
Pierre Camus .... sound
Raoul Fruhauf .... sound
François Musy .... sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Martinelli .... costume designer: segment "Cowboy and the Frenchman, The"
Patricia Norris .... costume designer: segment "The Cowboy and the Frenchman"
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les Français vus par: The Cowboy and the Frenchman (#1.2)" - France (original title)
26 min
Aspect Ratio:
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Hilarious Work from Lynch, 13 September 2008
Author: Scars_Remain from United States

I've almost seen all of David Lynch's films. I've seen all of his feature films so now I'm working through the obscure stuff and short films. This is an awesome short film that was apparently an episode for a show that never even got off the ground. I'm glad it was made available in the Short Films of David Lynch DVD because I don't know if we'd be able to see it otherwise. It is much more comedic than much of anything Lynch has done in the past. It's almost slapstick comedy in a way. I love the characters. It's awesome how much is put into them in such a short amount of time. The actors and the story are great also. This is something every Lynch fan should see.

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