― strongo hulkington's ghost dad, Tuesday, 14 June 2011 17:21 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four years ago) Permalink
saw The Straight Story projected in 35mm today for the first time since '99 i believe. Built around a killer performance obviously, but one of the most moving American films of its era. That scene with Alvin and the other WW2 vet in the bar...
also forgot the US distributor
WALT DISNEY PICTURES PRESENTSA DAVID LYNCH FILM
― we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Monday, 28 March 2016 02:20 (ten months ago) Permalink
"a Miller's Light"
― The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 28 March 2016 02:47 (ten months ago) Permalink
Straight Story is incredible. the ending is just perfect, just perfect. just the look on Harry Dean Stanton's face tells you everything.
i have a VHS copy that i showed to an old friend in from out of town last year at Christmas. we were both on the verge of tears by the ending but he still said thank you so much for showing this to me.
― AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 28 March 2016 03:22 (ten months ago) Permalink
one of my favorite movie scores too (I tend not to notice unless they're obtrusive)
― The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 28 March 2016 10:32 (ten months ago) Permalink
actually it's "What does a Miller Lite taste like?"
― we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Monday, 28 March 2016 11:09 (ten months ago) Permalink
"... that's fucking crazy, man"
― brimstead, Wednesday, 20 July 2016 20:23 (seven months ago) Permalink
Rewatched Mulholland for first time in a decade or so and it's aged really well for me... wondering if I should rewatch Inland Empire again.
― One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Saturday, 14 January 2017 14:45 (one month ago) Permalink
i screwed a couple guys for drinks; no big deal. this one guy was kinda cute. fucker had a dick like a rhinoceros. he'd fuck the shit out of you, i tell you what. he'd buy me a couple of drinks after. we'd talk. he'd tell me about the town he grew up in, all the little girls he fucked. there was a chemical factory in this town, and he'd tell me it was putting so much shit in the air you couldn't think straight. it got to a lot of the people. there was a lot of crazy shit going on there-- people having weird dreams. seeing things that wasn't there. this one time, this one little girl--she was staring off at something one time. starts screaming. the people hanging round come to her and ask what's wrong. and, uh, she says she sees the end of the world. all fire and smoke and blood running. you know. like they say. the wailing and the gnashing of teeth.
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― wins, Saturday, 14 January 2017 16:09 (one month ago) Permalink
Alex in SF, yes, you should
― Al Moon Faced Poon (Moodles), Saturday, 14 January 2017 16:17 (one month ago) Permalink
I guess it's time to rescreen The Elephant Man.
― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 28 January 2017 17:40 (four weeks ago) Permalink