― strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Tuesday, 14 June 2011 17:21 (3 years ago) Permalink
I think my favorite story from that doc is how lynch had a paper route while making eraserhead and iirc he solicited money to finish the film from the ppl he delivered to
― the manarchist cookbook (Edward III), Tuesday, 14 June 2011 17:32 (3 years ago) Permalink
Ok, so speaking of Lynch DVDs - on the Short Films of Lynch DVD (and I think some other Lynch DVDs too) there's a "Calibrate Your Television" section where you're supposed to adjust the brightness of your set to the point where you can just see the "hidden image" on the screen.
So is my TV broken or is Lynch just fucking with me, because I can't see a thing no matter how bright I set it?
― Godzilla vs. Rodan Rodannadanna (The Yellow Kid), Tuesday, 14 June 2011 19:36 (3 years ago) Permalink
best part of the eraserhead doc is his talking about finding a dead cat at an abandoned industrial site while scouting locations for eraserhead and submerging it in a pool of oil for safe keeping, then returning like nine months later and filming henry dredging it up (still there!) and poking it with a hanger. ha ha. such a card.
― And the piano, it sounds like a carnivore (contenderizer), Tuesday, 14 June 2011 23:40 (3 years ago) Permalink
reconciling an overwhelming preoccupation with sexual desire and the responsibilities of fatherhood
― strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Tuesday, June 14, 2011 10:08 AM (6 hours ago) Bookmark
it's about working a shit job in a dead-end town, living in a crummy apartment and having a bad relationship with a girl you don't really understand. you meet her parents and feel hideously uncomfortable. they're weird and serve you bad food. you desire other women but are also terrified of your desire. you dream pointlessly as a way of evading your situation and responsibilities. eventually you have a kid without wanting one, and you hate that, too.
― And the piano, it sounds like a carnivore (contenderizer), Tuesday, 14 June 2011 23:44 (3 years ago) Permalink
duh, lol, that was SUPPOSED to be a response to this:
what, if anything, would you say "Eraserhead" is about?
― anarcho-misogynist puppies (DJP), Tuesday, June 14, 2011 10:03 AM (6 hours ago) Bookmark
ranked order incl. major shorts/TV
Blue VelvetThe GrandmotherEraserheadTwin Peaks finaleMulholland Dr.Twin Peaks pilotTwin Peaks: Fire Walk with MePremonition Following An Evil DeedLost HighwayThe Elephant ManThe Cowboy and the FrenchmanDuneThe Straight StoryIndustrial Symphony No. 1Wild at Heart
only thing i actively dislike is W@H.
― flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 06:08 (3 years ago) Permalink
oh hai put inland empire in there after TP:FWWM
― flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 06:11 (3 years ago) Permalink
Your order just about works for me except that I'm not super crazy about Blue Velvet. I mean, it's a good film, but it falls short as an expression of the Lynch that I love. Your top nine (inc. Inland) is otherwise pretty spot-on. The Grandmother is excellent.
― SNEEZED GOING DOWN STEPS, PAIN WHEN PUTTING SOCKS ON (Deric W. Haircare), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:12 (3 years ago) Permalink
This is how I would rank them:
Lost HighwayStraight StoryElephant ManLynch's Twin Peaks episodesMulholland Dr.Blue VelvetOn the AirFire Walk with MeWild at HeartEraserheadInland Empire
Haven't seen Dune or any of the shorts. After a very good first 30 minutes, Inland Empire is a 2,5 hour snoozefest, and Eraserhead is a "film student film" with all the positive and negative things that implies. Everything else worth a watch, at the least.
― Tuomas, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 13:23 (3 years ago) Permalink
Don't want to rank. I'll just continue telling everyone how gay I am for Inland Empire.
― dead-trius (Eric H.), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:04 (3 years ago) Permalink
Don't want to rank. I'll just continue telling everyone ERASERHEAD
― TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:10 (3 years ago) Permalink
would the twin peaks series have won this if it had been included?
― i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Monday, 10 December 2012 01:08 (2 years ago) Permalink
Rewatched half of Dune last night, god that movie is awesome.
― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 10 December 2012 01:09 (2 years ago) Permalink
dune is terrible. but i will pretty much drop everything to watch it any time it happens to be on tv.
― the oral history of (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Monday, 10 December 2012 01:15 (2 years ago) Permalink