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David Lynch


#1

Anybody here a fan of David Lynch?

I am…if anyone cares


#2

I don’t mind him.



Favorite films:



#1-Eraserhead

#2-The Elephant Man

#3-The Straight Story

#4-Blue Velvet

#5-Wild at Heart

#6-Fire walk with me

#7-Mullholland Dr.

#8-Dune

#9-Lost Highway


#3

I haven’t seen all of his films, but i have seen Blue Velvet, Mulholland Dr, Dune, and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. I seemed to like them all. Can’t find Eraserhead anywhere, and I’m waiting for the american version of Lost Highway dvd to come out. Another director I’ve been getting into recently is David Cronenberg. I’ve seen a lot of his earlier films like Scanners, The Dead Zone, The Fly, etc. His newest film eXistenZ is really good. Crash is good, too.


#4

I’m not into Lynch at all. The only movie of his I like is Blue Velvet. I still need to see Mulholland Drive.



David Cronenberg’s The Fly is one of my favorite sci fi/horror flicks of all time!



Dead Zone is great too, Chris Walken in one of his best roles. :slight_smile:


#5

Lynch’s fan base seems pretty big considering the movies he makes.


#6

I’m a fan of his movies.Especially Twin Peaks the series and his later movie.

He also has a great talent in casting,especially Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet.Fantastic role!

Lynch has made alot of different stuff,from dramas like The Elephant Man to Science Fiction in Dune.Dune is way too short trying to tell the story of the extremely complex book.It still has alot of interesting visuals though,as always in Lynch movies.

I think my favorite Lynch is Fire Walk With Me,a fantastic continuation/prequel to the Twin Peaks series.


#7

im a big David Lynch fan. Muholland Dr. is in my top ten film list - it is one of the most mysterious and beautifully composed films in God knows how long (oh, and lesbian sex scenes are a-ight too).

Twin Peaks is also awsome - i own the first season on DVD, best deal ever (10hrs entertainment for 30 bucks)


#8

I like Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks-the series, Lost Highway and The Straight Story. I think Mulholland Dr is overestimated though. Fire Walk With Me is terrible in my opinion. The Elephant Man is a great film but it’s depressing to the extent that I could hardly bare to watch it.


#9

Lynch is definately in my top 10 list of directors.

I saw:

Eraserhead 9/10

Twin Peaks series 10/10

Fire Walk With Me 8/10

Blue Velvet 9/10

Lost Highway 8/10

Mullholand Dr. 9/10



i am dying to see The Elephant Man. And of course i wouldnt mind seeing Straight Story, Wild At Heart and Dune.



He is a very unique director especially in the projects he chooses to do. Eraserhead and Twin Peaks are the two best examples of what im talking about. A very dark atmosphere in his movies always gets me and his characters are very colorful. A unique director.



JULES


#10

[quote]Lynch is definately in my top 10 list of directors.

I saw:

Eraserhead 9/10

Twin Peaks series 10/10 ÃÅ

Fire Walk With Me 8/10

Blue Velvet 9/10

Lost Highway 8/10

Mullholand Dr. 9/10



i am dying to see The Elephant Man. And of course i wouldnt mind seeing Straight Story, Wild At Heart and Dune.



He is a very unique director especially in the projects he chooses to do. Eraserhead and Twin Peaks are the two best examples of what im talking about. A very dark atmosphere in his movies always gets me and his characters are very colorful. A unique director.



JULES




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I agree that he’s unique, but whats so great about him? He makes bizarre as hell movies about weirdos. I mean I’m very open minded about movies, but I still don’t know what makes Lynch so great to people. If you can explain to me why he’s so cool, I’d appreciate it.



NOTE: I’ve seen all his movies except for Straight Story, Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive.



Lost Highway was one of the worst films I’ve ever seen. Talk about incoherent and fucked up.



The only movie I really liked was Blue Velvet. It was definitely a crazy film, but it had some great characters and a nice crime plot.



I think Lynch is a director that cant create actual linear stories with meaning so he just uses the whole “avant garde mad director” thing as a cover.



Lynch’s films may be about dream logic or whatever but to me they have no resonance in the long run. Theyre not the kinds of movies I enjoy watching at all.



(whispering) Get the spice, i must get the spice… :slight_smile:


#11

I like him coz he has the guts to do something totally different and bizarre and doesnt care about whether it will make money or not. I like this in my directors (tarantino, kubrick).

You didnt see Eraserhead which is a big mistake. Rent it out and see it. He made a great movie from 20 pages of script. The images he conveys stay in your mind for a long time and whoever can do that is a good director.

You also didnt see Mullholand Dr. Again, rent it out and see what im talking about. The originality of that movie is amazing and the way he told the story only a few people can pull off.

I wasn’t crazy about Lost Highway especially coz i didnt fully understand it. But watch it again and try figure out what he’s saying with the two characters switching in the jail cell. If you dont understand ask me again.



Did you see Twin Peaks? I mean that was the best tv show ever made seriously. Something never done before, with great quirky characters, haunting music that stays with you forever and many themes being conveyed through-out (religion, the supernatural, life after death, spritis etc.) excellent stuff.

I dont know how else i can explain it you. There is no one out there like him. His dark moods and atmosphere and his great original way of showing the real side of life (like in Blue Velvet, Mulholland Dr.)



A great guy with guts gets congratulations from me :slight_smile:



JW


#12

[quote]I like him coz he has the guts to do something totally different and bizarre and doesnt care about whether it will make money or not. I like this in my directors (tarantino, kubrick).

You didnt see Eraserhead which is a big mistake. Rent it out and see it. He made a great movie from 20 pages of script. The images he conveys stay in your mind for a long time and whoever can do that is a good director.

You also didnt see Mullholand Dr. Again, rent it out and see what im talking about. The originality of that movie is amazing and the way he told the story only a few people can pull off.

I wasn’t crazy about Lost Highway especially coz i didnt fully understand it. But watch it again and try figure out what he’s saying with the two characters switching in the jail cell. If you dont understand ask me again.



Did you see Twin Peaks? I mean that was the best tv show ever made seriously. Something never done before, with great quirky characters, haunting music that stays with you forever and many themes being conveyed through-out (religion, the supernatural, life after death, spritis etc.) excellent stuff.

I dont know how else i can explain it you. There is no one out there like him. His dark moods and atmosphere and his great original way of showing the real side of life (like in Blue Velvet, Mulholland Dr.)



A great guy with guts gets congratulations from me :slight_smile:



JW

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Its cool that he does something totally different than most directors. But to me his films are just bizarre images all lumped together. If it made some sense, I could appreciate it, but when things are weird and crazy for no reason than too just be shocking and/or “different than the norm”, it turns me off.



Ive heard alot about Mulholland Drive, thats one I think I might like. We’ll see. But the other films Ive seen of his are just bizarro stories with wacky ass characters and no specific plots. I just dont dig it.



Twin Peaks: I saw some of the shows on TV a long time ago and I saw Fire Walk With Me. It didnt impress me at all.



Lynch may be a “great guy with guts” but you gotta have more than just guts to be a great director and artist.


#13

[quote]


Its cool that he does something totally different than most directors. But to me his films are just bizarre images all lumped together. If it made some sense, I could appreciate it, but when things are weird and crazy for no reason than too just be shocking and/or “different than the norm”, it turns me off.



Ive heard alot about Mulholland Drive, thats one I think I might like. We’ll see. But the other films Ive seen of his are just bizarro stories with wacky ass characters and no specific plots. I just dont dig it.



Twin Peaks: I saw some of the shows on TV a long time ago and I saw Fire Walk With Me. It didnt impress me at all.



Lynch may be a “great guy with guts” but you gotta have more than just guts to be a great director and artist.


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Lynch is a guy you’ll either not get and like anyway or a guy who you’ll not get and hate. You’ll probably not like Mullholand Drive. It’s got a hell of a flow but it just weird stuff lumped together. That’s it. Watch The Straight Story. It’s …a straight story.



I think you’re out of line by saying that all he really has is a guy with a lot of guts. I know it’s just your opinion but who are you to say someone isn’t great? If I actually got around to seeing a Godard movie and hated it it wouldn’t be right for me to say he’s a hack.


#14

Yeah i dont get this with people.

Seb does this with Kubrick. He saw two or three movies of his and is going around calling him an ‘idiot’ and what not. You’re doing the same thing Vic. (not calling him an idiot but overrated and etc.) Dont do that. At least respect the man and his unique way of trying to tell a story.



What does make a great director Vic? I understood nearly all his movies (Lost Highway and Mullholand Dr. are two that you have to understand) and looking back and thinking how he told the story you think ‘shit, this guy knows what he’s doing’.



Man Without Name: there is no flow in M Dr. I dont know what you concider to be flawed but if you get the whole point then the movie makes total sense.



All in all it boils down to taste. Im a bit dissapointed in you, Vic, coz ive been around these boards long enough to know that you have excellent taste in movies and directors (tarantino being only one of them). And for you not to like/understand/appreciate Lynch it just…doesn’t seem right. :frowning:



Rent out M. Dr. If you don’t like it then just forget about Lynch coz u wont like none of his other stuff.

I didnt see Straight Story but thats one movie where there is no thinking involved…it’s only a straight movie. So watch that.

Also, I can’t believe you didnt like Twin Peaks!!! Most original tv show ever in america.

He’s more than just ‘great guy with guts’ … he’s an awesome director period. He’s dark, includes important themes in his movies, great characters, great dialogue, great stories, sometimes disturbing images (Eraserhead, Lost Highway etc.) but still a man which has built his own way of telling a story. That’s why he’s good.



Damn.



JW


#15

[quote]Yeah i dont get this with people.

Seb does this with Kubrick. He saw two or three movies of his and is going around calling him an ‘idiot’ and what not. You’re doing the same thing Vic. (not calling him an idiot but overrated and etc.) Dont do that. At least respect the man and his unique way of trying to tell a story.



What does make a great director Vic? I understood nearly all his movies (Lost Highway and Mullholand Dr. are two that you have to understand) and looking back and thinking how he told the story you think ‘shit, this guy knows what he’s doing’.



Man Without Name: there is no flow in M Dr. I dont know what you concider to be flawed but if you get the whole point then the movie makes total sense.



All in all it boils down to taste. Im a bit dissapointed in you, Vic, coz ive been around these boards long enough to know that you have excellent taste in movies and directors (tarantino being only one of them). And for you not to like/understand/appreciate Lynch it just…doesn’t seem right. :frowning:



Rent out M. Dr. If you don’t like it then just forget about Lynch coz u wont like none of his other stuff.

I didnt see Straight Story but thats one movie where there is no thinking involved…it’s only a straight movie. So watch that.

Also, I can’t believe you didnt like Twin Peaks!!! Most original tv show ever in america.

He’s more than just ‘great guy with guts’ … he’s an awesome director period. He’s dark, includes important themes in his movies, great characters, great dialogue, great stories, sometimes disturbing images (Eraserhead, Lost Highway etc.) but still a man which has built his own way of telling a story. That’s why he’s good.



Damn.



JW
[/quote]

I’m definitely gonna watch Mulholland Drive, I’ve heard great things about it so I’ll give it a try. But like I said, I’ve seen almost all his films and I just didn’t like most of them (Blue Velvet not included). I think Lynch is definitely one of those directors you either love or hate. Right now, I hate his stuff.



I do like all kinds of films from Charlie Chaplin silent films (the 1920s) to The Matrix (1999) and everything in between, but Lynch’s films are just too abstract and bizarre for me to actually enjoy watching them.



What makes a great or even good director to me is someone who can tell a story without being overly artsy and pretentious. When I watch Lynch’s films, its almost as if hes making the film up as hes shooting it. Just letting weird images from his thoughts and dreams find their way into his films.



Now, if you want to see some great films that are like this, but can actually form a story and pull it off, I suggest you rent some Brian DePalma films. DePalma’s films like Dressed To Kill, Obsession, Carrie, Body Double, Femme Fatale, Sisters, Snake Eyes, Raising Cain all are stories that sort of come from DePalma’s dreams in one way or another. Yet he can still create a fascinating and entertaining story around those images.


#16

[quote]Yeah i dont get this with people.

Seb does this with Kubrick. He saw two or three movies of his and is going around calling him an ‘idiot’ and what not. You’re doing the same thing Vic. (not calling him an idiot but overrated and etc.) Dont do that. At least respect the man and his unique way of trying to tell a story.



What does make a great director Vic? I understood nearly all his movies (Lost Highway and Mullholand Dr. are two that you have to understand) and looking back and thinking how he told the story you think ‘shit, this guy knows what he’s doing’.



Man Without Name: there is no flow in M Dr. I dont know what you concider to be flawed but if you get the whole point then the movie makes total sense.



All in all it boils down to taste. Im a bit dissapointed in you, Vic, coz ive been around these boards long enough to know that you have excellent taste in movies and directors (tarantino being only one of them). And for you not to like/understand/appreciate Lynch it just…doesn’t seem right. :frowning:



Rent out M. Dr. If you don’t like it then just forget about Lynch coz u wont like none of his other stuff.

I didnt see Straight Story but thats one movie where there is no thinking involved…it’s only a straight movie. So watch that.

Also, I can’t believe you didnt like Twin Peaks!!! Most original tv show ever in america.

He’s more than just ‘great guy with guts’ … he’s an awesome director period. He’s dark, includes important themes in his movies, great characters, great dialogue, great stories, sometimes disturbing images (Eraserhead, Lost Highway etc.) but still a man which has built his own way of telling a story. That’s why he’s good.



Damn.



JW
[/quote]

I’m definitely gonna watch Mulholland Drive, I’ve heard great things about it so I’ll give it a try. But like I said, I’ve seen almost all his films and I just didn’t like most of them (Blue Velvet not included). I think Lynch is definitely one of those directors you either love or hate. Right now, I guess I hate his stuff.



I do like all kinds of films from Charlie Chaplin silent films (the 1920s) to The Matrix (1999) and everything in between, but Lynch’s films are just too abstract and bizarre for me to actually enjoy watching them.



What makes a great or even good director to me is someone who can tell a story without being overly artsy and pretentious. When I watch Lynch’s films, its almost as if hes making the film up as hes shooting it. Just letting weird images from his thoughts and dreams find their way into his films.



Now, if you want to see some great films that are like this, but can actually form a story and pull it off, I suggest you rent some Brian DePalma films. DePalma’s films like Dressed To Kill, Obsession, Carrie, Body Double, Femme Fatale, Sisters, Snake Eyes, Raising Cain all are stories that sort of come from DePalma’s dreams in one way or another. Yet he can still create a fascinating and entertaining story around those images.


#17

Aaaah, the diversity of tastes ! De Palma happens to be one of those directors whose stuff I myself don’t like. Well, I did like The Untouchables (although that’s hardly a typical De Palma film, I suppose) and Femme Fatale, but that’s about it. I HATED Body Double, The Fury and yes, even Carrie. I have to admit I haven’t seen some of his more famous works (Blow Out, Obsession, Sisters), but what I’ve seen of his so far hasn’t impressed me. Vic, you’ll dislike Mulholland Dr as much as you disliked Lost Highway - what you need to check out is Straight Story, to seen another side of Lynch’s talent.


#18

I saw some Brian DePalma’s films like Carrie, Carlito’s Way, The Untouchables, Snake Eyes, Dressed to Kill. I wanna see Femme Fatale coz it look like a movie i would really enjoy.



Yet you can’t compare Lynch with DePalma. What they talk about and how they direct is very different. And, as much as i like DePalma, i would rather see a new Lynch movie then DePalma. And ill tell you a simple reason:

Lynch has grown on me in a way that i can’t wait to see what his quirky mind will direct next, what the story will be about, how bizarre it will be. Lynch movies are a challenge to me and i like that. DePalma on the other hand is a great director and i would like to see whatever he does but he lacks that element that Lynch has: anxiety. Im very anxious with Lynch but no so with DePalma.



JW


#19

[quote]I saw some Brian DePalma’s films like Carrie, Carlito’s Way, The Untouchables, Snake Eyes, Dressed to Kill. I wanna see Femme Fatale coz it look like a movie i would really enjoy.



Yet you can’t compare Lynch with DePalma. What they talk about and how they direct is very different. And, as much as i like DePalma, i would rather see a new Lynch movie then DePalma. And ill tell you a simple reason:

Lynch has grown on me in a way that i can’t wait to see what his quirky mind will direct next, what the story will be about, how bizarre it will be. Lynch movies are a challenge to me and i like that. DePalma on the other hand is a great director and i would like to see whatever he does but he lacks that element that Lynch has: anxiety. Im very anxious with Lynch but no so with DePalma.



JW
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Well DePalma and Lynch have both work in the same genres: Psychological crime thrillers.



Lynch has done: Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Fire Walk with Me, Mulholland Drive, Wild at Heart…



DePalma has done: Dressed To Kill, Body Double, Sisters, Obsession, Raising Cain, Femme Fatale (which was partly influenced by Mulholland Drive, Lynch was supposed to play a part in the movie!!).



To me the difference between them is that Lynch works in completely abstract dream logic and Depalma infuses his films with dream logic but he doesnt confuse the audience in a huge way like Lynch does. He still maintains a plot and character development.


#20

Well from the movies you mentioned i only saw Dressed to Kill.

And ss far as i know about DePalma and his work he uses dream logic rarely.



Are you saying that with Lynch there is no plot and character development?

Blue Velvet, Mullholand Dr., Twin Peaks (series and film) all have a wonderfull plot and character development (M Dr. in the most original way)

And i bet my life that the Straight Story has both too.

I cant speak for the rest coz i either didnt see them or they are like dreams (Lost Highway and Eraserhead)



JW