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Just a few images from David Lynch movies, and some words about them. I find his directing to be very surreal, and he's able to transcend the typical movie sructure of having a plot, theme, climax, or really any structure at all. To me, I can enjoy every second of his films, and not just the memorable scenes like a traditional movie. This of course is my own opinion, which I am quite entitled to express, this site being Amonworld and all.




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Mulholland Drive

Stars Justin Theroux Naomi Watts Laura Elena Harring Ann Miller and Robert Forster Music Composed by Angelo Badalamenti Edited by Mary Sweeney Production Design Jack Fisk Directed by David Lynch

Lynch won the Cannes Film Festival Best Director award for this one and was also nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards. The film is one of his best and is very much in the tradition of LOST HIGHWAY. There are many terrific moments in the film, most notably, the first time we get a glimpse of the man behind Winkies! There is lots of humor and weirdness in the film but it is ultimately a bit of heartbreaker. The end of the film is quite emotional and is as tormented and wrenching as the conclusion to FIRE WALK WITH ME. I don't feel that Mulholland is as good as FIRE WALK WITH ME but it is a terrific film all the same and Lynch has done some of his best work here. Ann Miller steals every scene she appears in and it is great to see this screen legend again! The film abounds with unforgettable characters, the gorgeous production design of Jack Fisk and the haunting music of Angelo Badalamenti. The film gets my vote for best opening sequence in a Lynch film

Straight Story

Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek Music by Angelo Badalamenti Edited By Mary Sweeney Production Designer Jack Fisk Director of Photography Freddie Fances Produced by Mary Sweeney and Neal Edelsten Written by John Roach and Mary Sweeney

Directed by David Lynch

Do not be fooled by the films G rating. This film is ALL David Lynch. Opening to great reviews and favorable audience response, this film is the most accessible of all Lynch's work. Even though it is a Straightforward story, the film is filled with Lynch trademarks. It is among the most physically beautiful of all the Lynch works. It isn't one of my personal favorites, but it is still light years ahead of most commercial cinema.

A TERRIFYING RIDE

With LOST HIGHWAY, David Lynch returns to the big screen after a five year abscence. The film is difficult to describe, as are so many of Lynch's films. This one lacks the emotional impact of some of the earlier Lynch movies like BLUE VELVET and FIRE WALK WITH ME but it is a very enjoyable, if somewhat confuseing experience. Standout performances come from Balthazar Getty as Pete Dayton and Robbert Loggia as Mr. Eddy. Loggia's reactions during the "tailgate sequence" are hillarious. He fills the shoes of the "Lynch Villain" with ease. Robert Blake as the Mystery Man steals every scene he is in and could have been used even more in the film.

Smooth direction by Lynch, as usual, a creepy score by Angelo Badalamenti, brooding, moody cinematography from Peter Deming and a twisting, turning script from Lynch and Barry Gifford make LOST HIGHWAY one of the years most frightening films.

Greg Holmes (1997)

CREDITS

STARS: BILL PULLMAN (Fred Madison) PATRICIA ARQUETTE (Renee Madison/Alice Wakefield) BALTHAZAR GETTY (Pete Dayton) ROBERT BLAKE (Mystery Man) ROBERT LOGGIA (Mr. Eddy/Dick Laurent) GARY BUSEY (Bill Dayton) NATASHA GREGSON WAGNER (Sheila) MICHAEL MASSEE (Andy) PRODUCTION CREDITS: PETER DEMING (Cinematographer) PATRICIA NORRIS (Production Design & Costume Design) ANGELO BADALAMENTI (Music) MARY SWEENEY (Editor) DAVID LYNCH & BARRY GIFFORD (Screenplay) DEEPAK NAYAR, TOM STERNBERG, MARY SWEENEY (Producers)

Directed by DAVID LYNCH

Dune

"Oh, the perils of leadership in a species so anxious to be told what to do. How little they knew of what they created by their demands. Leaders made mistakes. And those mistakes, amplified by the numbers who followed without questioning, moved inevitably toward great disasters."

The Dune Chronicles, a six book series by Frank Herbert, is undoubtedly one of the most elaborate and realistic worlds ever conceived of in the realm of science fiction. It's vast, futuristic world spans thousands of years of human history, exploring the complexity of the human spirit while interweaving complex plots with insightful moral lessons. The initial volume, DUNE, was the first novel to win the Nebula Award (1965) and also shared the Hugo Award in the next year (1966). Although many of today's science fiction readers have never picked up the Dune Chronicles, the story still stands as one of the greatest written accomplishments in science fiction.



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