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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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Policeman ("Lumiere and Company") (archive footage)
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Father ("The Grandmother") (archive footage)
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Amputee ("The Amputee") (archive footage)
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Howdy ("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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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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Fascinating look at early Lynch
8 April 2006 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

For Lynch fans in particular, I'm sure this would be an amazing treat. Essentially a collection of Lynch's early student films, it also features newly-recorded (2002) introductions from Lynch himself as he explains his feelings for each piece of his work. He also provides some trivia tidbits and anecdotes.

These are all very bizarre, some better than others. The strangest is probably "The Amputee," which was filmed to test the difference between two different kinds of stock footage supposedly. Lynch plays a nurse who walks into a room and replaces an amputee woman's leg wrap. Blood begins to spurt everywhere almost comically and as the nurse begins to panic she remains totally unaware of his presence. Very weird.

They're not all very good but they're interesting merely for the sake of being an insightful look at a great director's early work.

Recommended - and highly recommended to Lynch fans.


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