Friday, August 19, 2005

The Short Films of David Lynch

This DVD is of interest particularly for those wanting to know how Lynch got his start as a filmmaker and where he was able to get the resources to film Eraserhead. Equally, if not more entertaining than the films themselves are filmed introductions by Lynch explaining where he was in his life when the films were made and how he managed to win early sponsorship that would change the course of his life. As for the films themselves, I think the standout is The Grandmother, an aggressive vision of domestic hell that foreshadows Eraserhead in its use of nightmare logic and non-realistic acting/sets. Most of this is probably only of interest to devoted Lynch fans though.


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