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The Alphabet (1969)

A woman's dark and absurdist nightmare vision comprising a continuous recitation of the alphabet and bizarre living representations of each letter.

Director:

David Lynch

Writer:

David Lynch

Star:

Peggy Lynch
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Peggy Lynch Peggy Lynch ... Girl
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Storyline

Against a backdrop of bizarre shapes and textures, a small organic figure gives birth to the letters of the alphabet while a mixture of children's voices and an operatic tune are singing out. The figure's head collapses causing blood to rain on a girl while she lays in her bed, resulting in the girl violently vomiting blood herself. Written by Jennifer Harrison

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Alphabet See more »

Filming Locations:

Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Brilliant disturbing short
28 January 2003 | by jbelsSee all my reviews

This short lays the groundwork for themes that Lynch has explored in many of his later films including those of a trapped child and monster parents. This short really is like watching a captured nightmare, and I mean that in a good way.


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