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Absurd Encounter with Fear (1967)

A Man approaches a Women in a field.


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A Man approaches a Women in a field.

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1967 (USA)  »

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Абсурдная встреча со страхом  »

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Absurd Indeed
24 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very unsure what is going on in David Lynch's mind during this short film, but i can say that their is a degree of symbolism and humor in it. During the first part of the short the guy/ghost/zombie/soulless character is walking through a field going past the camera. Next shot is composed of the guy slowly approaching a girl that is, what looks to be sitting in the fetal position. The girl could resemble innocence, but through the short it is hard to tell what David Lynch's motive was for these characters. The girl looks ahead the whole time in the short almost like the guy was unexpected or unnoticed.

In he next scene the guy figure is proceeding to pull out some kind of flowers out of his pants. the flowers could be dandelions, or from a previous post Yellow Hawkweed, but the motive in my opinion is this figure could be trying to take the girl figures innocence away from her. The cameraman switches to a sharp zoom out shots before the next scene, then with the man still taking the flowers out of his zipper, the cameraman makes a second sharp zoom out shot with the man staring blankly into the camera. Very dark at this pointing and the top portion of his face is dark and mysterious. He then falls to the ground in the next scene and lays there motionlessly. The camera rolls for approx twenty nine seconds and i noticed the girl figures head slowly slouched down looking hopeless.

I myself, don't know if the girls head slouching was intentional or preferably just something that happened, but the end of the short film and the music selection left me confused,uncomfortable, scared, and a little bit humorous. Overall for cheap shots and a fast scripting, i believe that this short is worth watching just for a small scare and giggles.

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