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Six Men Getting Sick (1966)

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

Director:

David Lynch
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Lynch's first film project, it is basically an endlessly repeating film of people vomiting with their heads on fire projected on to a special sculptured screen featuring twisted three-dimensional faces in various states of puking. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Six Men Getting Sick (Six Times) See more »

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Budget:

$200 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A devilish machine
20 August 2005 | by simomusicmasterSee all my reviews

This short film has lots of implicit messages hidden in a rough and simple animation. The title for itself, "Six men getting sick (six times)" contains, quite deliberately, the Devil's mark 666, and the never ending, irritating siren howling, is maybe a not secondary aspect of the evil invention created by the young Lynch. The idea of figures vomiting, of represent them with their stomach getting full and exploding is not a simple one. It comes from the inner consciousness of the author, pouring out as the vomit on the audience, and giving it a strong feeling (weirdness, fear, repugnance, it does not matter: the aim of Lynch is rousing people from indolence). So, I think this one is the first step of the career of a great director, even a jump, for it creates tension and dizziness with a poor budget, a simple animation and a recognizable genius.


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