A short film about the events following a murder.
A short film about the events following a murder.
I wanna watch this on my fffffffffffffucking telephone
A double-bill of Lynch by Inch: David Lynch Ranked!
"I love restrictions", said Lynch of this project. What, really? Yes, really - the restrictions imposed afterwards for commercial reasons, like the cutting-down of Dune or ABC's attempts to kill Mulholland Drive are one thing, but restrictions given beforehand can be a springboard to creative work. You know what you can't do - so what do you do?
Premonitions Following an Evil Deed was part of Lumière and Company, an anthology made for the centenary of Train Arriving at a Station. It was a collection of forty incredibly diverse directors - Theo Angelopolous, Zhang Yimou, Jacques Rivette - all making a short film on the first movie camera. The invented rules…
David Lynch is a director that I admire more than I like him.
He sets an interesting atmosphere and really puts a unique style into everything he does.
Unfortunately it mostly ends up feeling pointless and most of his short films are a bit too random for my taste.
fuck you david lynch
Strange as expected and very short David Lynch film. It was originally made for the Lumière and Company project which contested a group of directors to make a silent short utilizing only the technology the Lumière Bro.'s had back in 1895.
The short consists of 3 takes mainly revolving around the discovery of a corpse and the police notifying the family. The segment in between is perhaps representative of the evil deed, evil thoughts and images that would run wild through a family's mind in worry of what could be happening to their lost loved one. For what it is and the strict rules Lynch had to adhere to for this short, it was well made and I could only imagine what kind of reception something like this would have gotten in the early heydays of cinema.
I have a dark memory.
I was fourteen, I was walking on the sidewalk by the roadside, on my way to the park. I intended to sit by the lake, lazy sun above, reading, closing my eyes.
It was fairly bright, not too hot, middle of spring.
Road wasn't too busy, mostly meandering little mites in the distance blooming into full throttle on this road where the speed limit was held in less faith than a drunken priest. In my mind's eye, these mites are mental blurs, the recollection is a vast expanse of mumbling images with a few, stark and sharp, yet unreal visions spliced inbetween.
It was sudden. Ear bleedingly loud crash, bits of black and grey sputtering…
In under a minute, Lynch manages to create something more frightening than most of the horror films released today.
The perfect rebuttal to someone who insists that "short films cannot be good" or even that "short films could never be as good as feature films," or furthermore that films only a few minutes long (as opposed to 20-30 mins) are generally a waste of time. The stance becomes even more potent when you can surmise an adequate counterpoint buried among the director's own filmography viz. with this, David Lynch elicits more disconcerting trepidation and genuine, enigmatic anxiety in 55-seconds than he could muster over the course of nearly three hours in the ostentatious dawdlefest known as INLAND EMPIRE. Also serves two-fold as substantial proof that (1) there indeed can be power in brevity, and (2) some directors are…
Pure distilled anxiety
scared and confused but happy about it #justdavidlynchthings
When the logos proceeding the short film are almost as long as the short film itself. It can be said about any David Lynch project, but here it's really meant when I say I am pretty unsure as to what I just watched. It maybe feels like the story of Laura Palmer condensed down to one minute and shot in super grainy black and white? Were those bald guys aliens? That fire transition was pretty cool. I can at least certainly say I was unnerved and puzzled for a straight minute of my time, which I believe is what David was trying to intend. No bad deed goes unseen. Giving it the rating I am just based on principle. Watch it if you like Mr. Lynch and his odd nature of doing things. Stay weird, David.
Feito num quintal, com amigos, usando o cinematógrafo dos irmãos Lumière e jogando com as mesmas restrições: um plano, com menos de um minuto, sem som direto e usando luz natural. Quatro ambientes – as transições entre eles improvisadas com a lente coberta, luzes e fumaça. Dois ou três gêneros invocados, duas ou três narrativas possíveis – nenhuma delas linear. Cada situação tornada mais obscura e sinistra pela materialização das elipses e a continuidade da música. Redução de tudo a gestos banhados em luz e sombra, vistos apenas por tempo o bastante para atingir o limiar da compreensão.
Trocaria uma nova temporada de Twin Peaks por alguns fragmentos como esse, expandindo a mitologia da série com eventos dispersos, notícias, memórias, pesadelos.
literal un teaser de american horror story, by golly, what a vibe!
David Lynch does more in one minute than some people do in entire careers.
Sólo Lynch nos puede desasosegar así en un minuto.
"There's nothing that symbolises loss or grief more than a mother losing a child." - David LaChapelle
Finally got Criterion Channel
LETS FUCKING GO
i actually think i understood this. prob not
Not sure how this made me feel but I didn’t like how it made me feel
For years I had no idea what the context was for making this short film. NOW, knowing that this was actually an experimental short film given to many directors to shot a 55 second short film, shot on a 100 year old camera, no cutting. And to see what David Lynch came up with is pretty fucking bonkers! I believe it was in celebrating the lumiere brothers 100 anniversary. Or something. But, knowing this ahead of time gave me a whole new appreciation for this short and what filmmakers came do even with just one minute of film. This goes without saying that this short is more frighten then most David Lynch movies I have seen with it being shot on such an old camera and it being a silent film! It kind of makes me wonder what a silent film by Lynch would look like!! This other worldly and creepy AF!
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