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The Grandmother (1970)

Not Rated | | Animation, Short, Horror | July 1970 (USA)
A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother.

Director:

David Lynch

Writer:

David Lynch
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard White Richard White ... Boy
Dorothy McGinnis Dorothy McGinnis ... Grandmother
Virginia Maitland Virginia Maitland ... Mother
Robert Chadwick Robert Chadwick ... Father
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Storyline

An imaginative lad of about ten has a couple of problems: he wets his bed, and his parents are abusive and disgusting. In a spare room, he finds a bag of seeds, which he plants in soil that he's placed in the middle of a single bed. The seed sprouts and grows into a grandmother, who's loving and approving. Life with his parents and with his imagination continues. Is a smiling grandmother enough to get him through? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The filmmaker David Lynch received a production grant from The American Film Institute See more »

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Edited into The Short Films of David Lynch (2002) See more »

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A Powerful and real look of childhood
31 May 2001 | by gordon_coleSee all my reviews

No matter how cynical you make think this film is, it is very realistic in what our world looks like as children. Dysfunctional families are all around us and we experience neglect very often. A child's point of view of course, is always exaggerated. I can relate to some of what is shown in "The Grandmother." Throughout my childhood my grandmother was the only person i could turn to. My parents talk, and their life during my childhood was very blurred to me. And the horrifying things that happen are more horrifying than they really are as a child. Lynch may have imaged this film out of nowhere, but it still speaks. The use of sound, and animation is powerfully effective. This is a must for Lynch fans!


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