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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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The filmmaker David Lynch received a production grant from The American Film Institute. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Eraserhead Stories (2001) See more »

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For Lynch fans only
1 April 1999 | by Andyp-4See all my reviews

A short film well worth seeing for those interested in the Lynch oevre. The Grandmother is set in an eerily silent world, reminiscent of Eraserhead, which is punctuated by violent screaming. The stark contrasts throughout the film make for an unsettling experience. Recommended only for those hoping to uncover some secrets about David Lynch (whether you will find them or not is highly questionable!)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1970 (USA) See more »

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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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