David Lynch

David Lynch

Date of Birth: 20 Jan 1946

Country: USA

Biography: Lynch's films are known for surreal, nightmarish and dreamlike images and meticulously crafted sound design.

Total Credits at Criticker: 49 (Actor), 69 (Director), 43 (Writer), 3 (Creator)

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    Blue Velvet
    Set in a small American town, Blue Velvet is a dark, sensuous mystery involving the intertwining lives of four very different individuals. The film's painful realism reminds us that we are not immune to the disturbing events which transpire in Blue Velvet's sleepy community. There is a darker side of life waiting for us all. (De Laurentiis Entertainment Group Inc.)
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    Lost Highway
    A jazz musician, tortured by the notion that his wife is having an affair, suddenly finds himself accused of her murder. In a parallel story, a young mechanic is drawn into a web of deceit by a temptress who is cheating on her gangster boyfriend.
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    Mulholland Drive
    In this complex tale of suspense, set in the unreal universe of Los Angeles, writer/director David Lynch explores the city's schizophrenic nature, an uneasy blend of innocence and corruption, love and loneliness, beauty and depravity. (Universal Focus)
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    The Straight Story
    "The Straight Story" chronicles a trip made by 73-year-old Alvin Straight from Laurens, Iowa, to Mt. Zion, Wis., in 1994 while riding a lawn mower. The man undertook his strange journey to mend his relationship with his ill, estranged, 75-year-old brother Lyle. (imdb)
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    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
    David Lynch's prequel to his cult television series "Twin Peaks" concerns the last seven days in the life of Laura Palmer.
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    Wild at Heart
    Sailor and Lula are in love in a way that seems so strong that nothing could ever corrupt it. Yet their past contains ghosts, and there are dark forces which are railed against them. As Sailor and Lula head out by road across the United States, these ghosts and these forces slowly catch up with them, putting their love to the test, and ultimately placing it in jeopardy.
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    Dune
    In the distant future, a man appears who may be the prophet that a long-suffering galaxy has been waiting for.
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    Eraserhead
    Henry Spencer's life spins out of control when conflict erupts in his strange yet simple world (imdb)
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    The Elephant Man
    A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity. (imdb)
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    Lumière et compagnie
    40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no synchronized sound was permitted, and (3) no more than three takes. The results run the gamut from Zhang Yimou's convention-thwarting joke to David Lynch's bizarre miniature epic. (imdb)
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    The Alphabet
    The Alphabet (1968) - Short Film
    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)
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    The Amputee
    The Amputee (1974) - Short Film
    In this plotless 5 minute short, Catherine Coulson plays a legless double-amputee who, throughout the film, is going over a letter she is writing. She makes marks on the letter, and we hear a voice-over of her reading through it... (imdb)
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    Six Figures Getting Sick
    Lynch's first film project, it is basically an endlessly repeating film of people vomiting with their heads on fire projected on to a special sculptured screen featuring twisted three-dimensional faces in various states of puking. (imdb)
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    The Grandmother
    The Grandmother (1970) - Short Film
    A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother. Short, surreal, and David Lynch's third film. (imdb)
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    Inland Empire
    An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.
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    The Short Films of David Lynch
    A must-see for fans of the legendary filmmaker David Lynch, this collecton features six short films from the master of the macabre. (Amazon.com)
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    Rabbits
    Rabbits (2002) - Short Film
    A story of a group of humanoid rabbits and their depressive, daily life. The plot includes Jane ironing, Suzie sitting on a couch, Jack walking in and out of the apartment, and the occasional solo singing number by Suzie or Jane. At one point the rabbits also make contact with their "leader".
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    Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Broken Hearted
    After her boyfriend ends their relationship, the dreamself of a heartbroken woman floats through the air over an industrial wasteland singing ballads of love. (imdb)
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    Darkened Room
    Darkened Room (2002) - Short Film
    In the first half of the film, a Japanese woman shows us her apartment in Tokyo and muses on the amount of bananas produced worldwide. The woman then tells us that her friend next door is sad. In the second half, a blonde woman (Jordan Ladd) sits on a sofa and cries. Then a brunette woman (Cerina Vincent) enters and says cruel things to her, before threatening to tell her the truth. The film ends with a fade to black... (Wikipedia.org)
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    Boat
    Boat (2007) - Short Film
    A journey into night. (imdb)
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    Dumbland
    Dumbland (2002) - TV Mini-Series
    A series of comedic animations by David Lynch.
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    More Things That Happened
    An extended suite of "Inland Empire" additional scenes that turns out to be somewhere halfway between a traditional deleted scenes segment and a whole new film from David Lynch.
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    Mulholland Drive
    NOT THE FILM but the TV Pilot for the never-realized program: Lynch's Picture Factory joined with Imagine Television in association with Touchstone Television to produce this two-hour ABC pilot. ABC passed on it due to the violence and the pilot was left in limbo until 18 months later Studio Canal Plus agreed to pay ABC $7 million to turn "Mulholland Dr." into a film.
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    Lady Blue Shanghai
    A nameless woman (Marion Cotillard) enters her Shanghai hotel room to find a vintage record playing and a blue Dior purse that seems to come from nowhere. The security guards that search her room find nothing and ask if the bag belongs to an acquaintance. The question reveals to the woman a vision of her traveling to the Pearl Tower and old Shanghai in search of a lost lover who cant stay with her... (imdb)
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    Hotel Room
    Hotel Room (1993) - TV Mini-Series
    The lives of several people spanning from 1936 to 1993 are chronicled during their overnight stay at a New York City hotel room. The hotel room undergoes minor changes through the century, but the employees of the hotel remain unchanged, never aging. (imdb)
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    The 3 Rs
    The 3 Rs (2011) - Short Film
    One-minute short film, used as a trailer for the Vienna International Film Festival (Viennale).
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    I Touch a Red Button
    Animated short by David Lynch, with music by Interpol. A grotesque figure touches a red button.
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    Eraserhead Stories
    Eraserhead Stories (2001) - Direct-to-Video
    David Lynch speaks of the making of his first feature film, Eraserhead.
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    On the Air
    On the Air (1992) - TV Series
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    Crazy Clown Time
    The self-directed video for "Crazy Clown Time," the new single from the multi-talented director and songwriter David Lynch. (MUBI)
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    Idem Paris
    Idem Paris (2013) - Short Film
    Short documentary that shows the operation of a lithograph machine at the Idem printmaking studio in Paris.
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    Meditation, Creativity, Peace
    This documentary is an exhilarating, inspiring round-up of questions and answers from David Lynch's European & Middle East tours of 2007-2009, when he visited 16 countries to meet film students, receive national awards, launch university projects, and describe the extraordinary benefits for creativity and peace to be gained by transcending thought with Transcendental Meditation, introduced to the world by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. (David Lynch Foundation)
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    Blue Green
    Blue Green (2007) - Short Film
    Blue Green is a surreal, ambient short "film" capturing the mood and the lone tone of a giant industrial setting. True to the Lynchian form, psychological feel takes precedence over coherence and logic of the plot, if any, and interpretation is completely open to the individual's perception. (themoviedb.org)
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    Duran Duran: Unstaged
    Duran Duran: Unstaged (2011) - Direct-to-Video
    Equal parts stylish and surreal, David Lynch's experimental concert film captures iconic synth-rockers Duran Duran performing in Los Angeles in 2011. (Netflix)
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    Absurd Encounter with Fear
    One of David Lynch's first short films.
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    Absurda
    Absurda (2007) - Short Film
    Absurda is a David Lynch film shown at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. The film is approximately two and a half minutes long. Employing dream-like imagery, the visuals are stationary, showing a theater and the screen on which nightmarish images are projected. (wikipedia)
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    Industrial Soundscape
    A looped short designed around a series of sounds generated by industrial machines.
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    Bug Crawls
    Bug Crawls (2008) - Short Film
    A bug climbs over a house.
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    Twin Peaks
    Twin Peaks (1990) - TV Series
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    Premonition Following an Evil Deed
    A short film about the events following a murder. (imdb)
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    Twin Peaks
    Twin Peaks (2017) - TV Series
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    Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces
    Twin Peaks before Twin Peaks (1990) and at the same time not always and entirely in the same place as Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992). A feature film which presents deleted scenes from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) assembled together for the first time in an untold portion of the story's prequel. (imdb)
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    Pierre and Sonny Jim
    Two anthropomorphic rubber gloves make some distressing sounds.
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    Out Yonder
    Out Yonder (2007) - Short Film
    An absurdist comedy short starring David Lynch and his son, Austin, who play two bizarre, high pitched characters with a very unique way with words. They encounter a large, destructive human figure referred to as "The Neighbor Boy". (imdb)
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    David Lynch Cooks Quinoa
    David Lynch cooks quinoa, which is a thing he does as much as possible.
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    Ant Head
    Ant Head (2018) - Short Film
    In Lynch’s own words, “Ant Head” is a “short video featuring my friends the ants along with cheese, etc. and one-and-a-half tracks from the ‘Thought Gang’ album.” (IndieWire)
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    Dream #7
    Dream #7 (2010) - Short Film
    Created for an anthology film called 42 One Dream Rush.
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    Ballerina
    Ballerina (2007) - Short Film
    Turns this digital video of a ballerina into an impressionistic exercise.
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    The Pig Walks
    The Pig Walks (2002) - Short Film
    A pig walks.
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    Dead Mouse with Ants
    A dead mouse get eaten by a bunch of ants.
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    Head with Hammer
    Short animation about head with hammer.
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    Playstation 2: The Third Place
    A waiting room, a talking duck-man, a severed arm, a mysterious woman, a young man in a black suit and his doppelganger thumbs-upping each other.
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    Fictitious Anacin Commercial
    A commercial for Anacin.
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    What Did Jack Do?
    A detective interrogates a monkey who is suspected of murder. (Netflix)
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    Fire (PoZar)
    Fire (PoZar) (2020) - Short Film
    David Lynch Theater Presents: FIRE (POZAR) Written, Drawn and Directed by David Lynch Animated by Noriko Miyakawa Music by Marek Zebrowski (YouTube.com)
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    David Lynch: I Have a Radio
    Two animated figures dance to a minimalist song "I Have a Radio" by David Lynch.
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    The Adventures of Alan R
    A very short film that seems to be about a boy who is having a bad day.
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    How Was Your Day Honey?
    A repetitive animated short film involving some words, a human figure and some squares.
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    The Spider and the Bee
    A bee strives to escape the web of a spider who is equally determined to capture its prey, near a window.
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    The Story of a Small Bug
    On a sunny day, a succulent caterpillar catches the eye of David Lynch.
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    Intervalometer Experiments
    Intervalometer Experiments sees Lynch experiment with time lapse photography at three locations.
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    Sailing with Bushnell Keeler
    Under the wing of his mentor, the artist, Bushnell Keeler, the then-blossoming filmmaker, David Lynch, takes his 16mm Bolex camera to make a home movie. (imdb)
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    The Disc of Sorrow Is Installed
    Holding a thin, indigo-blue metallic disc, the mysterious doppelgänger of the American filmmaker, David Lynch, and his well-equipped two-member crew prepare to perform a delicate and time-sensitive task. (imdb)
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    Factory Mask
    Factory Mask (2002) - Short Film
    Suddenly, in the cramped boiler room, a pressure-relief valve opens and discharges steam. Then, a certified technician approaches to perform a routine check. But, is he wearing his factory mask? (imdb)
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    BlueBob Egg
    BlueBob Egg (2004) - Short Film
    Before our very eyes, BlueBob gets arrested in broad daylight. (imdb)
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    Donovan: I Am The Shaman
    To celebrate the 75th birthday of the Scottish psychedelic folk singer, Donovan, his long-time friend and fellow Transcendental Meditation practitioner, David Lynch, has directed and produced a video for "I am the Shaman". (imdb)
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    Thought Gang: A Real Indication
    A music video for the track 'A Real Indication' which appears on the Album 'Thought Gang' (imdb)
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    Coyote
    Coyote (2002) - Short Film
    Governed by raw instincts, and the fierce desire to hunt and to kill, an audacious young coyote somehow finds its way into an ill-lit motel room.
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