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The Short Films of David Lynch (2002)

A collection of visionary director David Lynch's short films from the first 29 years of his career is accompanied by a special introduction to each film by the director himself.

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Jeffe Alperi ...
Policeman ("Lumiere and Company") (archive footage)
Robert Chadwick ...
Father ("The Grandmother") (archive footage)
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Amputee ("The Amputee") (archive footage)
Eddy Dixon ...
Rock-a-billy Guy ("The Cowboy and the Frenchman") (archive footage)
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Pierre the Frenchman ("The Cowboy and the Frenchman") (archive footage)
Rick Guillory ...
Howdy ("The Cowboy and the Frenchman") (archive footage)
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Broken Feather ("The Cowboy and the Frenchman") (archive footage)
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Gun Twirler ("The Cowboy and the Frenchman") (archive footage)
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Policeman
Stan Lothridge ...
Policeman ("Lumiere and Company") (archive footage)
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Himself - Narrator
Peggy Lynch ...
Girl ("The Alphabet") (archive footage)
Virginia Maitland ...
Mother ("The Grandmother") (archive footage)
Dorothy McGinnis ...
Grandmother ("The Grandmother") (archive footage)
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Pete ("The Cowboy and the Frenchman") (archive footage)
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This collection of David Lynch's short films cover the first 29 years of his career. Each film is given a special introduction by the director himself. His earliest underground films Six Figures Getting Sick (1966), The Alphabet (1968), The Grandmother (1970) and The Amputee (1974) are showcased as well as two requisitioned works well into his successful career The Cowboy and the Frenchman (1988) and his addition for Lumière and Company (1995). Written by Daniel Jos. Leary

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It had its moments

The movie is a collection of short movies, cut with nice black and white slides that say the name of the short film, David Lynch, and the name of the actors.

Six Men Getting Sick I can't talk about this one, because when I walked in the theater late

The Alphabet Very cute and charming stop motion animation film. Felt cut outs on a black screen..

The Grandmother There is too much stress in this silent film. The actors wear white makeup, and the father acts like a Nazi, abusing his son. In fear, the son lays on his bed, and he plants a bed tree that amazes viewers. Only grandmother shows love to the boy, when she is only shown smiling and giving the boy kisses. The stop motion felt illustrations of the boy screaming blood were good. The movie was inspiring.

The Amputee, Version 1 and Version 2 This Tape of a woman griping who doesn't have a leg to stand on p, after saying all the negative things she has on her mind, is really a great work of art. However, it is bad that Version one and Version two are both included, because it makes the movie seem redundant. Lots of people walked out after that, and I was among them.

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