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Re: David Lynch

#426 Post by jindianajonz » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:07 pm

My dad recently told me that he was friends with David Lynch in elementary school and foundthis class photo of them online. Apparently the two of them and a third kid had an ongoing "contest" throughout the year where they would see who could fart the loudest while the teachers back was turned.

Ironically enough, he's never seen a David Lynch movie, and given his taste (he loves Remember the Titans, United 93, and everything that falls strictly in between) I really don't think he would care for any of them.

And coincidentally, he's a property manager, and one of his properties is Twin Peaks shopping center in Orange County.

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Re: David Lynch

#427 Post by Matt » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:26 am

jindianajonz wrote:Ironically enough, he's never seen a David Lynch movie, and given his taste (he loves Remember the Titans, United 93, and everything that falls strictly in between) I really don't think he would care for any of them.
Try The Straight Story. That's a "dad" movie if there ever was one.

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Re: David Lynch

#428 Post by Roger Ryan » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:04 pm

Matt wrote:
jindianajonz wrote:Ironically enough, he's never seen a David Lynch movie, and given his taste (he loves Remember the Titans, United 93, and everything that falls strictly in between) I really don't think he would care for any of them.
Try The Straight Story. That's a "dad" movie if there ever was one.
Agree. Also, your dad would probably get a kick out of just seeing Lynch's performance as "Gordon Cole" in either TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME or the original TV series.

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Re: David Lynch

#429 Post by warren oates » Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:10 pm

Matt wrote:Try The Straight Story. That's a "dad" movie if there ever was one.
It's seriously an "everyone" movie. I don't remember a single friend or family member I didn't recommend that one to, including my octagenarian grandma -- and they all loved it. It's the ultimate rated-G 4-quadrant feel-good family friendly movie (except with actual deep feeling instead of bullshit faux emotional sentimentality), produced by Disney no less, and they were too dumb to know what they had and market it accordingly. Probably the most underrated of all of David Lynch's films. Anyone who can afford it ought to import the beautiful region-A Blu-ray from Japan.

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Re: David Lynch

#430 Post by Cagliostro » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:07 pm

For those in Chicago, the Gene Siskel will be showing two of the three episodes of Lynch's Hotel Room tomorrow night. Novelist, poet, and sometime Lynch collaborator Barry Gifford will be there.

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Re: David Lynch

#431 Post by wattsup32 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:33 pm

Cagliostro wrote:For those in Chicago, the Gene Siskel will be showing two of the three episodes of Lynch's Hotel Room tomorrow night. Novelist, poet, and sometime Lynch collaborator Barry Gifford will be there.
The way you've phrased this, the fact that it is October, and that it is associated with David Lynch made me believe (for longer than I care to admit) that the ghost of Gene Siskel would be screening these episodes.

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Re: David Lynch

#432 Post by Cagliostro » Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:56 pm

Hey, who knows; his ghost may even be there . . . .

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Re: David Lynch

#433 Post by RobertAltman » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:04 am

Barry Gifford wrote both of those episodes actually, and they're pretty good too. "Blackout", in particular, is a very atmospheric work, and "Tricks" includes a great performance by the fantastic Freddie Jones. The third episode of Hotel Room may be a utterly mediocre, but a DVD/BD release of this show is long overdue.


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Re: David Lynch

#435 Post by Mathew2468 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:35 pm

Hopefully the whole four hour thing.

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Re: David Lynch

#436 Post by Tuco » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:38 pm

And now, for an allegedly true story about David Lynch. And I'm a great admirer of his work. But...

Lynch was in Minneapolis (I'm assuming for some retrospective, I made a half-assed attempt to find out, really). He visited the Loring Cafe (now deceased, was off and on one of the better restaurants here) and was a total d--k to the staff. Paying his bill, he left. Unfortunately, he forgot his very expensive camera. A few staff members took the camera into the restroom and, well, perhaps Mr. Lynch was inspired when he finally developed the photographs, after he returned to pick up the camera, in a great panic.

Related to me by a former waitstaff member, but they were pretty much always on drugs ('cept for the kitchen staff, thank God!)...

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Re: David Lynch

#437 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:08 pm

Or perhaps they overreacted to him wanting to be left alone for a meal? I'm always a little weary of the whole famous person "total dick to everyone at X" story

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Re: David Lynch

#438 Post by Cold Bishop » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:23 am

Especially if everyone at X is on X.

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Re: David Lynch

#439 Post by zedz » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:27 pm

"David Lynch total dick to waitstaff who just wanted to be in his next movie, even though they really prefer Jim Jarmusch."

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Re: David Lynch

#440 Post by LavaLamp » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:43 am

Re-watched The Straight Story (1999). Very powerful & compelling. David Lynch is one of the few directors who could make a film about an elderly man taking a cross-country trip on a riding mower & make it interesting enough to watch. That being said, material like this is the last thing I ever thought Lynch would direct, but I guess that was the whole point....

The naturalistic acting by Richard Farnsworth as Alvin Straight was superb - I felt he was basically playing himself, which made this all the more realistic...

Kudos to Sissy Spacek - her acting in this film was incredible. I especially liked the scene where she ticked off the reasons her father Alvin shouldn't make the trip, which included her matter-of-factly imitating what he sounded like when trying to stand up...priceless.

One of the most poignant & sad scenes was when Alvin was having a beer with another WW II veteran, and discussed the tragedy that he was involved in during the war...It seemed evident that he had never mentioned this to anyone before. The silence that followed that confession spoke volumes.

Alvin Straight: Well, the worst part of being old is rememberin' when you was young.

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Re: David Lynch

#441 Post by cinemartin » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:46 am

I always really liked the piece on The Straight Story - I think he makes some pretty good points about what's lurking beneath the surface of this G rated Disney picture that brings it in line with some of Lynch's obsessions:

http://www.davidlynch.de/quarterstraight.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Definitely worth a read.


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Re: David Lynch

#443 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:48 pm


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Re: David Lynch

#444 Post by oh yeah » Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:53 am

I finally watched Dune, the only Lynch feature I hadn't seen, and I actually really liked it. I avoided the film for so long partly because its reputation as this awful disaster, and also because I have no tolerance for so-called "space operas." But I found it thrilling and fascinating to see Lynch's inimitable style grafted onto a typical, mythical sci-fi type film; the result is unlike anything I've ever seen -- it may even be the weirdest of Lynch's films, in a way. Anyway, the film looks and sounds amazing, with art direction, camera-work, sound design, costuming and make-up all producing one of the most vividly realized, lush, sensuously textured worlds in cinema. All the sets, with their bizarre architecture, stick in the mind, as does the incredibly creepy and hauntingly rendered character of the Reverend Mother. The film is just a feast of this bizarre, baroque dreaminess for the first hour -- in the second half, unfortunately, we get some relatively dull battle scenes which have a palpable sense of disinterest on the part of Lynch. The ending was sudden and not particularly satisfying; the end credits and their music even worse. But overall I really, really liked it and can see myself visiting this world again in the future. Of course there are more flaws I could point out, the dialogue is laborious and ponderous and endless (yet also kind of hypnotic after a while), but I found the visual/aural aesthetic and overall sense of being lost in this dreamlike Gothic industrial space-world to overwhelm most flaws. Certainly not up there with Fire Walk With Me or Blue Velvet (Lynch's two greatest films IMO -- the former is especially astounding), nor Lost Highway or The Straight Story (also masterpieces), nor maybe Mulholland Drive, too (a flawed gem which I used to love). But I'll definitely take it over the sporadically interesting mess of Inland Empire, the schmaltz-fest that is The Elephant Man, the noxious posturing of Wild at Heart (his nadir), or even the unpleasant -- if masterful -- Eraserhead (which I admire but don't much enjoy).

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Re: David Lynch

#445 Post by eerik » Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:06 pm

I'm digging throught the Twin Peaks Blu-ray set. Watched the deleted scenes from Fire Walk With Me today and loved the way it was edited together. Made me wonder if something similar could be put together for Mulholland Drive. Any idea how much of it was left on the cutting room floor?

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Re: David Lynch

#446 Post by Oedipax » Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:15 pm

I've never gotten around to watching it, but the original TV pilot for Mulholland Dr. has been floating around on the internet for a while and contains quite a bit that didn't make the feature (or even goes off in a different direction that might or might not be suited for editing back in).

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Re: David Lynch

#447 Post by Roger Ryan » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:07 pm

Oedipax wrote:I've never gotten around to watching it, but the original TV pilot for Mulholland Dr. has been floating around on the internet for a while and contains quite a bit that didn't make the feature (or even goes off in a different direction that might or might not be suited for editing back in).
I've seen it and it would make a decent bonus feature for a potential Criterion release. There are only a few moments where footage differs from what appears in the finished theatrical version (scenes are edited in a different manner, however). There is one complete scene taking place in a hospital between the two detectives that I thought was good, but wouldn't have fit in the reworked film and one superb image (the jewelry box filled with pink paint is submerged in an overflowing sink) that should have stayed in the released version in my opinion.

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Re: David Lynch

#448 Post by R0lf » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:07 pm

The other major difference between the Mulholland Dr. pilot and the movie is that the voice on Diane Selwyn's answering machine is not Naomi Watts in the pilot.

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#449 Post by cinemartin » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:10 pm

It should be noted that Lynch's original cut of the pilot is not the one in circulation. He was forced to cut several minutes out to try to bring it within the length ABC demanded. ABC ended up turning it down anyway and it was that experience that made Lynch swear off TV (until now).


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