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The Short Films of David Lynch (2002)

Video  -  Documentary | Animation | Drama  -  1 June 2002 (USA)
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A collection of visionary director David Lynch's short films from the first 29 years of his career is accompanied by a special introduction to each film by the director himself.

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Policeman ("Lumiere and Company") (archive footage)
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Father ("The Grandmother") (archive footage)
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Amputee ("The Amputee") (archive footage)
Eddy Dixon ...
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Rick Guillory ...
Howdy ("The Cowboy and the Frenchman") (archive footage)
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Gun Twirler ("The Cowboy and the Frenchman") (archive footage)
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Policeman
Stan Lothridge ...
Policeman ("Lumiere and Company") (archive footage)
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Himself - Narrator
Peggy Lynch ...
Girl ("The Alphabet") (archive footage)
Virginia Maitland ...
Mother ("The Grandmother") (archive footage)
Dorothy McGinnis ...
Grandmother ("The Grandmother") (archive footage)
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Pete ("The Cowboy and the Frenchman") (archive footage)
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This collection of David Lynch's short films cover the first 29 years of his career. Each film is given a special introduction by the director himself. His earliest underground films Six Figures Getting Sick (1966), The Alphabet (1968), The Grandmother (1970) and The Amputee (1974) are showcased as well as two requisitioned works well into his successful career The Cowboy and the Frenchman (1988) and his addition for Lumière and Company (1995). Written by Daniel Jos. Leary

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10 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's really nice having this collection around. Lynch's short films are important because they are a more potent and unabridged form of his style and work--he has a lot more freedom with the form, and thus can do basically whatever comes to mind, versus making things feature length which also means making them feature-like.

Some are better than others. Some are wildly out there. Overall they're great fun to show to friends for that whole, "What the--?" value when they're unfamiliar with who you're presenting, and anybody who is familiar with the material will enjoy it anyway.

I don't know where I stand on Lynch's introductions, though. On one hand, it's nice to have a back story so that the viewer knows not only what he's watching, but how it came to be and thus, to a degree, what it means. However, some of it gets pretty tedious. I relate to a lot of Lynch's emotions when he describes the processes and events that got him into film, but still, I'd rather just get to the film. The DVD this comes with has the nice ability to go right to the films from the menues, but there's no "play all without introduction" so that can be tedious too.

But overall, definitely worth the time and effort to find and watch this.

--PolarisDiB


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