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The Alphabet () Short Film

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Against a backdrop of bizarre shapes and textures, a small organic figure gives birth to the letters of the alphabet while a mixture of children's voices and an operatic tune are singing out. The figure's head collapses causing blood to rain on a girl while she lays in her bed, resulting in the girl violently vomiting blood herself. (imdb)

Genre: Animation

Country: USA

Directed By: David Lynch

Written By: David Lynch

Starring: Peggy Lynch

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1. Embedded Short Movie (public: moderated by Vandelay1 - 57 stars)
2. Surreal (public: moderated by Spunkie - 41 stars)
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4. Under 5 minutes (public: moderated by djross - 9 stars)
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Apr 22 chone
80 75%
Apr 20 ssavage ssavage
65 36%
Apr 16 AchwellFoley
66 58%
Apr 02 elifhat
45 9%
Mar 09 scottmcc scott.mcc
70 63%
Feb 25 NathanBates NathanBates
60 35%
Who knew the alphabet could be so unsettling? Impressive graphics that reminded me of a dark Monty Python sequence.
Feb 22 shaqayeq1995
62 43%
Feb 21 kcknz kcknz
80 66%
Jan 31 salMovies
80 38%
Jan 29 bdfolsom
73 65%
Jan 28 PetrosTser PetrosTser
0 0%
Complete nonsense. Stringing random shots together doesn't necessarily make a film an avant-garde masterpiece, it can make it a crude, meaningless piece of nothing.
Dec 31, 2017 norvaljones norval_jones
72 43%
Dec 28, 2017 kuzronk
60 55%
Dec 28, 2017 mathiasa
50 31%
Dec 27, 2017 ptkw ptkw
50 38%
Dec 27, 2017 turhank
70 20%
Dec 20, 2017 Systematicer
80 87%
Dec 15, 2017 Grinner
70 32%
Dec 10, 2017 andr andr
0 6%
Dec 05, 2017 Krafty
70 31%
Dec 04, 2017 Daisoujou Daisoujou
70 46%
Nov 17, 2017 teaty666 teaty666
60 70%
Nov 05, 2017 jacygates jacygates
60 51%
Oct 26, 2017 Calaca94 Calaca94
67 49%
Oct 10, 2017 Ringshifter Ringshifter
66 33%
Oct 01, 2017 sandrikoti
80 37%
Sep 28, 2017 biftek biftek
70 44%
Sep 13, 2017 kubekherbaty
69 38%
Sep 07, 2017 funmovies
0 2%
Aug 30, 2017 Odelay Odelay
72 45%
Aug 30, 2017 izwt936g
58 46%
Aug 08, 2017 samkoseoglu
73 66%
Aug 07, 2017 Ummagumma
80 48%
Aug 02, 2017 whataboutit
60 6%
Jul 18, 2017 davidsietsma
83 14%
Jul 11, 2017 cet1412
58 43%
Jul 02, 2017 whitejeft whitejeft
82 50%
Jun 04, 2017 gogokain gogokain
45 47%
May 30, 2017 aymansousa aymansousa
70 73%
May 25, 2017 bhalac bhalac
75 49%
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70 32%
May 15, 2017 DrWade42
75 41%
May 09, 2017 fakesenator fakesenator
72 52%
Apr 13, 2017 Tavarish Tavarish
90 86%
Apr 13, 2017 SMHPM
49 22%
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65 46%
Mar 12, 2017 taxidriver7 taxidriver7
50 38%
Mar 10, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
63 54%
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40 39%
Feb 25, 2017 mCihhh mCihhh
20 2%
Feb 21, 2017 sweetpeas
78 75%
Feb 19, 2017 kondratiev
70 75%
Feb 01, 2017 guppy guppy
75 81%
Jan 14, 2017 mjbreuer
55 27%
Jan 01, 2017 kubrickvari kubrickvari
60 37%
Jan 01, 2017 bybrt bybrt
70 64%
Dec 13, 2016 CrazyJim9380
75 33%
Dec 10, 2016 matimend matimend
6 31%
Dec 01, 2016 donquixotic
50 31%
Nov 13, 2016 peekingpanda peekingpanda
20 13%
Nov 02, 2016 jerrywarton
63 49%
Nov 02, 2016 brickwall brickwall
77 72%
Forget school, this is how my kids are going to learn the alphabet
Nov 01, 2016 aliosmanoglu
40 7%
Oct 17, 2016 tin-man-10
65 46%
Oct 11, 2016 Witchcult Witchcult
58 40%
Sep 19, 2016 mixjuice
79 35%
Sep 15, 2016 flund
25 41%
Aug 28, 2016 simajudas simajudas
70 50%
Aug 27, 2016 NickP
50 11%
Aug 10, 2016 Saeedbdr Saeed_bdr
77 61%
Jul 21, 2016 Nacho353
40 32%
Jul 18, 2016 BigEvil Nathan S
2 23%
When a disembodied mouth utters "Please remember you are dealing with the human form" I felt vindicated for all the wangs I thought I was seeing.
Jul 04, 2016 MrWhiplash
90 69%
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
40 6%
Jun 01, 2016 Baby Sloth
90 86%
May 27, 2016 kough33 kough33
63 29%
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80 47%
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72 49%
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5 14%
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75 84%
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80 86%
Jan 20, 2016 sacmersault sacmersault
73 59%
Jan 19, 2016 SeanBerndorff SeanBerndorff
70 52%
Jan 15, 2016 backwardsuit backwardsuit
74 57%
I take this is some kind of weird statement about literal explanation and formal constraints violently suppressing art and psyche. Wait, what did I just do...
Jan 14, 2016 Tomhet Tomhet
5 53%
Jan 01, 2016 Damirageir Damirageir
46 48%
Jan 01, 2016 Merv_Taylor
70 31%
Dec 19, 2015 iammattr
83 67%
Dec 16, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
36 61%
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Nov 14, 2015 Swoony Swoony
82 65%
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23 28%
Oct 11, 2015 karamazov karamazov.
35 42%
Sep 21, 2015 Phil_Clowns Phil Clowns
55 11%
Aug 28, 2015 nelle
79 81%
Aug 26, 2015 Alibageri Ali_bageri
60 23%
Aug 25, 2015 Patatuela
70 49%
Aug 22, 2015 Midaso
3 29%
Aug 01, 2015 navidchop navidchop
60 44%
Jul 19, 2015 WilliamOTyle
60 26%
Jun 09, 2015 shanno
50 31%
May 13, 2015 preppy-3
80 73%
Apr 26, 2015 GeorgeRoots
60 43%
Apr 26, 2015 10kfilms
50 45%
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
80 61%
Apr 17, 2015 LyNcHeR
100 97%
Apr 16, 2015 cardsos01
65 79%
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2 15%
Apr 10, 2015 redcreaper redcreaper
86 51%
Mar 31, 2015 kamikaze66
70 50%
Mar 28, 2015 agirdir agirdir
50 8%
Mar 13, 2015 gargantua gargantua
55 38%
Feb 22, 2015 amukina
70 64%
Jan 25, 2015 rainbowuni
90 94%
Jan 19, 2015 7thpein 7thpein
73 64%
Jan 12, 2015 yikimagiden yikimagiden
70 54%
Jan 11, 2015 dormice dormice
85 84%
Jan 08, 2015 Clepsydra Clepsydra
30 49%
Jan 08, 2015 kubbrick
80 30%
Dec 30, 2014 otekiadam otekiadam
6 50%
Dec 24, 2014 mentos81 mentos81
65 36%
Dec 22, 2014 Elskov Elskov
25 26%
Dec 17, 2014 BillyShears BillyShears
80 76%
This terrifies me. Not the alphabet, because well technically it's making up EVERYTHING I'm hooting about with no alaphabet there woudldawndnawhwereamigoing with this ABC ABC ABC ABC ABCPABST BLUE RIBBONFUCKER
Dec 11, 2014 Monotheist Monotheist
80 66%
Dec 03, 2014 Lonewolf2003
30 1%
Nov 27, 2014 icanboogie
70 0%
Nov 20, 2014 Melvelet
75 44%
Nov 13, 2014 juandr
90 35%
Nov 11, 2014 fact100 fact100
70 63%
Oct 24, 2014 ntnvnv ntnvnv
67 53%
Oct 23, 2014 pilgermann pilgermann
75 65%
Sep 23, 2014 GrandGrommet GrandGrommet
7 65%
Sep 23, 2014 TonyKB
30 8%
Lynch er alltid morsom, men denne gir meg svært lite.
Sep 20, 2014 TraverseTown TraverseTown
95 95%
Sep 12, 2014 meliorism meliorism
65 30%
Sep 11, 2014 metz metz
60 70%
Sep 07, 2014 StrifeKnot StrifeKnot
77 42%
Aug 19, 2014 djamymoon
100 93%
Aug 10, 2014 djcrawfo djcrawfo
65 20%
Aug 04, 2014 DMCrimson DMCrimson
68 18%
The last alphabet rendition is pretty cool but the rest of the short doesn't hold much interest.
Jul 22, 2014 firebirdekb
60 26%
Jul 06, 2014 estragon
100 96%
Jun 21, 2014 8505144
70 53%
Jun 19, 2014 meek meek
70 36%
Jun 17, 2014 Nroo Nroo
77 67%
May 29, 2014 Rigters Rigters
70 44%
May 27, 2014 Josh_Forrest Josh Forrest
50 48%
May 04, 2014 gorkemturkay
76 64%
Apr 11, 2014 Neibek Neibek
70 55%
Mar 05, 2014 kakivsjok kakivsjok
80 69%
Mar 03, 2014 Schumiye
75 72%
Feb 16, 2014 tenant tenant
35 22%
Feb 14, 2014 hanabizhani hanabizhani
55 33%
Feb 13, 2014 STFUDonny STFUDonny
7 63%
Feb 06, 2014 Jonas2k
70 45%
Jan 10, 2014 meltemcilik meltemcilik
44 15%
Jan 09, 2014 MrBadcrumble MrBadcrumble
40 9%
Jan 08, 2014 FarCryss Suture Self
8 81%
Dec 30, 2013 lisa_ii lisa-
25 52%
hrm. okay, david lynch. we all know you're weird.
Dec 22, 2013 hellboy76 hellboy76
66 52%
Lynch doing what he does best, being weird.
Dec 17, 2013 chineyman chineyman
60 43%
Dec 12, 2013 mewcifur mewcifur
82 57%
Nov 30, 2013 rant1229 rant1229
3 30%
Nov 22, 2013 moonsmilk moonsmilk
8 56%
Nov 13, 2013 C12H17N2O4P C12H17N2O4P
76 68%
Oct 29, 2013 zoPZ_ii zoPZ!
60 40%
Oct 20, 2013 mjh0811 mjh0811
86 74%
Oct 07, 2013 tomservo5
70 72%
Oct 06, 2013 panchovilla
85 78%
Sep 16, 2013 Limdebois Limdebois
50 3%
Aug 26, 2013 maborosi maborosi
59 48%
Aug 16, 2013 monoglot
50 30%
Aug 16, 2013 onrv
17 0%
Aug 15, 2013 willow
79 72%
Aug 12, 2013 Barkinson
70 81%
Jul 22, 2013 MoonLoop MoonLoop
75 63%
Jun 27, 2013 mallamp
30 1%
Jun 06, 2013 nauru nauru
0 0%
Not my thing. Even at under 4 minutes, it feels very, very long and drawn out. Extremely boring.
May 27, 2013 nathan98000
0 0%
May 25, 2013 filmaholic filmaholic
60 17%
May 01, 2013 WBadger WBadger
25 25%
Apr 26, 2013 thewire thewire
67 54%
Apr 20, 2013 balseiros balseiros
70 43%
Apr 12, 2013 honeycuttwc
75 79%
Mar 18, 2013 Cronos
10 2%
Feb 26, 2013 Parallax Parallax
90 95%
Feb 18, 2013 Vasily
80 64%
Feb 12, 2013 Faceplant Faceplant
60 34%
Feb 07, 2013 acrolyne acrolyne
70 33%
Feb 02, 2013 bakcheia bakcheia
60 46%
I will never think of the alphabet the same way ever again...
Dec 24, 2012 Jango
83 62%
Dec 05, 2012 Mr_Saturn Mr. Saturn
70 21%
Nov 16, 2012 ShogunRua ShogunRua
34 25%
Honestly, pretty boring stuff. I enjoy surrealist shorts (like Jan Švankmajer), but this is dull and doesn't do anything particularly interesting. The only slight positive is the visual presentation; buckets of blood filmed in black-and-white against a pasty white girl. Still, I was bored out of my skull about two minutes in. Of course, this won't stop countless people from jizzing themselves over its "brilliance" in the reviews, a la "The Emperor's New Clothes".
Nov 11, 2012 plantedtrees
74 29%
Oct 31, 2012 gwynplaine gwynplaine
85 70%
Oct 09, 2012 bupp bupp
65 27%
Oct 02, 2012 Ammit
85 42%
Sep 07, 2012 MikiRurkSTG MikiRurk_STG
60 40%
Aug 29, 2012 lostty lostty
80 66%
Aug 11, 2012 Msoada Läuft.
70 38%
Jul 30, 2012 B_Side B-Side
80 79%
Jul 23, 2012 filmaffinity filmaffinity
56 32%
Jul 20, 2012 e-ball
53 15%
Jul 12, 2012 1Arash 1Arash
78 58%
Jul 07, 2012 Joanita Joanita
98 91%
Jul 06, 2012 mwgerb mwgerb
42 31%
It must be fucking horrifying to be David Lynch. Just consider for a moment that this is what comes in his head when he thinks of the alphabet. "Davey, can you recite your letters?" "A,B,C,D... Women screaming. E,F,G... Blood everywhere. H,I,J,K... Where did her face go? L,M,N,O,P... Trapped. Q,R,S... Alone. T,U,V... No God. W,X,Y,Z... There is only pain. Only pain."
Jul 03, 2012 babuba babuba
45 13%
Jul 01, 2012 kylie kylie
72 76%
Jun 28, 2012 seandelurry
80 48%
Jun 10, 2012 ailor
60 46%
Jun 07, 2012 debaser1985
82 92%
Jun 06, 2012 payens payens
74 34%
May 16, 2012 luismomm
67 34%
Apr 30, 2012 caiman caiman
75 47%
When Lynch does pure horror, it's the scariest damn thing ever. This is right up there with the most unsettling stuff he's done. Short and empty, but quite effective.
Apr 23, 2012 gam01 gam01
55 27%
Apr 19, 2012 castanpod castanpod
61 44%
Apr 19, 2012 katatonic katatonic
5 2%
Apr 17, 2012 majelus majelus
80 27%
Apr 16, 2012 balvares balvares
70 78%
Apr 06, 2012 britneeee britneeee
80 72%
Mar 28, 2012 trailblazers
2 12%
Mar 17, 2012 oneiromancer
85 54%
Mar 13, 2012 Raian_kun Raian-kun
61 30%
Promising, solid early work from Lynch, but nothing that would readily indicate what a special filmmaker he was relatively quickly about to become.
Mar 03, 2012 guvolefou guvolefou
76 58%
Feb 24, 2012 Ryan_Lueders Ryan Lueders (ReelRyan)
85 73%
This short film creeps me out. Never has the haunting tune of the alphabet song scared me to my core. Only lasting about 3 minutes, this film by David Lynch raised the hairs on my arms with fright. Disturbing chanting of the alphabet song and a very frightening scene of a a girl bleeding under her white bed sheets, this movie is just disturbing. I've never been one to get into a short film, but this movie was fantastic. No wonder Lynch became a mini celeb. after this movie.
Feb 04, 2012 jwill602
80 22%
Jan 24, 2012 Orion16RUS
76 64%
Jan 21, 2012 Magmadiver Magmadiver
56 15%
Jan 02, 2012 3_Qs ???
63 46%
Calming, in a little strange way.
Dec 26, 2011 Lone_Wolf miller
7 65%
Dec 22, 2011 Svengali Svengali
73 68%
Dec 03, 2011 Jazzaloha
61 33%
Sesame Street has these short, often animated segments that introduce alphabets, numbers or words. If I didn't know Lynch directed this short, I would still have described this as a Lynchian version of those segments. (The score reflects more of my personal enjoyment, rather than the overall quality of the film; criticker probable score: 67)
Dec 01, 2011 remeard remeard
85 12%
Dec 01, 2011 mawy mawy
90 4%
Nov 28, 2011 Dumptruk4Lif Dumptruk4Lif
80 52%
Nov 21, 2011 Trooth Trooth
12 1%
I don't know, I don't care
Nov 15, 2011 meanmikhail
90 79%
Nov 07, 2011 Coheed
70 60%
Nov 07, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
56 55%
Oct 23, 2011 TrixRabbi TrixRabbi
78 58%
Sep 27, 2011 crimsonking crimsonking
70 41%
Sep 06, 2011 Neonman Neonman
76 50%
Fun way to learn the alphabet. I'll be sure to show my kids this for when they have to learn (but seriously, this is less creepy than some of the Sesame Street alphabet skits from the '70s).
Sep 01, 2011 JangoB JangoB
78 64%
Aug 13, 2011 paul_r_13
100 70%
Jul 23, 2011 pustota pustota
80 88%
Jul 05, 2011 overrated overrated
45 34%
Jun 27, 2011 Bufo1944 Bufo1944
60 15%
Jun 21, 2011 walkearth walkearth
70 81%
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