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David Lynch
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Date of Birth: Jan 20, 1946

Country: USA

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

Total Titles at Criticker: 65 - You've Seen 65

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Titles You've Ranked (65)
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Out Yonder Out Yonder (2007)  - Short Film
Summary: 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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Pierre and Sonny Jim Pierre and Sonny Jim (2001)  - Short Film
Summary: Two anthropomorphic rubber gloves make some distressing sounds.
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Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
Summary: 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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Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch (1997)  - TV Movie
Summary: Director David Lynch has produced as distinctive a body of work as any filmmaker of his generation, with films like Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, and Lost Highway. Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch shows the filmmaker at work on the set of Lost Highway as well as examining his creative pursuits as a writer, composer, photographer, and painter. (All Movie Guide)
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Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)
Summary: Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream tells the hidden history of these landmark films, El Topo (1970), Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Harder They Come (1973), Pink Flamingos (1972), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), and Eraserhead (1977).
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Great Directors Great Directors (2009)
Summary: Features original, in-depth conversations with nine of the world's greatest living directors: Bernardo Bertolucci, David Lynch, Liliana Cavani, Stephen Frears, Agnes Varda, Ken Loach, Todd Haynes, Catherine Breillat, Richard Linklater and John Sayles
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Lynch Lynch (2007)
Summary: Compiled from over two years of footage, the film is an intimate portrait of Lynch's creative process. We follow Lynch as he discovers beauty in ideas, leading us on a journey through the abstract which ultimately unveils his cinematic vision. The first in a planned trilogy about the maverick filmmaker. (imdb)
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Twin Peaks Twin Peaks (2017)  - TV Series
Summary: A continuation of the original Twin Peaks series (1990-1991).
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Premonitions Following an Evil Deed Premonitions Following an Evil Deed (1999)  - Short Film
Summary: A short film about the events following a murder. (imdb)
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Bug Crawls Bug Crawls (2008)  - Short Film
Summary: A bug climbs over a house.
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Industrial Soundscape Industrial Soundscape (2008)  - Short Film
Summary: A looped short designed around a series of sounds generated by industrial machines.
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Duran Duran: Unstaged Duran Duran: Unstaged (2011)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: 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 Absurd Encounter with Fear (1967)  - Short Film
Summary: One of David Lynch's first short films.
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Twin Peaks Twin Peaks (1990)  - TV Series
Summary: An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. (imdb)
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Absurda Absurda (2007)  - Short Film
Summary: 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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David Wants to Fly David Wants to Fly (2010)
Summary: The unparalleled success story of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi began in the Himalayas. With the aim of spreading his meditation practice this Indian guru secured a many prominent followers. Today, almost six million people all over the world practice transcendental meditation. David, a young filmmaker in search of inspiration, also decides to try this method of meditation...
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Zelly and Me Zelly and Me (1988)
Summary: A young orphan who lives with her grandmother in a large Virginian home infatuates herself with the voices of Joan d'Arc. Her nanny seeks out the help of a rich suitor (David Lynch's first real acting role) to take her and the orphan away when she realizes that the often cruel grandmother cannot offer the orphan the love that she needs. Ends with an unpredictable plot twist. (Jennifer Harrison)
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It It's a Beautiful World (2014)
Summary: Richard Beymer first met David Lynch when Lynch cast him as Ben Horne in the series Twin Peaks. Years later, Lynch saw one of Richard's documentaries on the founder of Transcendental Meditation, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and asked him to come to India to document a journey he was making tracing Maharishi's footsteps from one end of India to the other. This film is not just a record of their 10-day journey, it's also a rare and personal look at David Lynch "unplugged." (imdb)
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The Making of: Mulholland Drive The Making of: Mulholland Drive (2004)  - Short Film
Summary: A look behind the scenes at David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, featuring on-set interviews with Lynch and the actors.
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Heart Beat Heart Beat (1980)
Summary: They shocked us. They outraged us. They didn't do anything wrong. They just did it first.
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The Cleveland Show The Cleveland Show (2009)  - TV Series
Summary: The adventures of the Family Guy (1999) neighbor and deli owner, Cleveland Brown. (idmb)
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Blue Velvet Revisited Blue Velvet Revisited (2016)
Summary: 30 years after the shooting of 'Blue Velvet', the classic film of David Lynch, the German filmmaker Peter Braatz revisits his original Super-8 material and numerous photographies, filmed 30 years ago on the set in Wilmington, USA. (imdb)
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Lucky Lucky (2017)
Summary: The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist. (imdb)
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David Lynch - The Art Life David Lynch - The Art Life (2016)
Summary: We have been granted unparalleled access to make a film that explores one of the most distinctive voices in modern cinema: David Lynch. (kickstarter.com)
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Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2012)
Summary: HARRY DEAN STANTON: PARTLY FICTION is a mesmerizing, impressionistic portrait of the iconic actor comprised of intimate moments, film clips from some of his 250 films and his own heart-breaking renditions of American folk songs. Stunningly lensed in color and b/w by Seamus McGarvey, the film explores the actor's enigmatic outlook on his life, his unexploited talents as a musician, and includes candid scenes with David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Sam Shepard, Kris Kristofferson and Debbie Harry. (imdb)
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Some Yo Yo Stuff Some Yo Yo Stuff (1994)  - Short Film
Summary: Short documentary about Don Van Vliet aka. Captain Beefheart.
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2012: Time for Change 2012: Time for Change (2010)
Summary: An optimistic alternative to apocalyptic doom and gloom. Directed by E/A nominee João Amorim, Pinchbeck is on a quest for a new paradigm that integrates the archaic wisdom of tribal cultures with the scientific method. Rather than breakdown & barbarism, 2012 may herald the birth of a regenerative planetary culture where collaboration replaces competition, where exploration of psyche and spirit becomes the new cutting edge, replacing the sterile materialism that has pushed our world to the brink. (2012timeforchange.com)
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Side By Side Side By Side (2012)
Summary: The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. (imdb)
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A Slice of Lynch A Slice of Lynch (2007)  - Short Film
Summary: David Lynch, Mädchen Amick, Kyle MacLachlan and John Wentworth reminisce about "Twin Peaks" while seated at a diner counter. (imdb)
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The Big O in Britain The Big O in Britain (2008)  - TV Movie
Summary: Roy Orbison was the best singer in the world. That's what Elvis Presley said, and he should know. Marking the twentieth anniversary of the death of 'The Big O', this film celebrates both Orbison's extraordinary talent and his relationship with his most loyal and enduring fans: British musicians and the British public. (imdb)
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In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story (1999)  - TV Movie
Summary: In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story is excellent tribute to a great man (imdb)
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Blue Green Blue Green (2007)  - Short Film
Summary: 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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Meditation, Creativity, Peace Meditation, Creativity, Peace (2012)
Summary: 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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The Amputee The Amputee (1974)  - Short Film
Summary: 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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The Alphabet The Alphabet (1968)  - Short Film
Summary: 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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Lumière et compagnie Lumière et compagnie (1995)
Summary: 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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Six Figures Getting Sick Six Figures Getting Sick (1966)  - Short Film
Summary: 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
Summary: 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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The Cowboy and the Frenchman The Cowboy and the Frenchman (1988)  - TV Episode
Summary: Slim, Pete and Dusty spend a lazy afternoon on the ranch, when they discover a lost French man. There is a huge language gap, but mutual goodwill seems to bind them together.
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Inland Empire Inland Empire (2006)
Summary: 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 Elephant Man The Elephant Man (1980)
Summary: 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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Eraserhead Eraserhead (1977)
Summary: Henry Spencer's life spins out of control when conflict erupts in his strange yet simple world (imdb)
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Mulholland Drive Mulholland Drive (2001)
Summary: 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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Lost Highway Lost Highway (1997)
Summary: 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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The Straight Story The Straight Story (1999)
Summary: "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 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Summary: 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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Dune Dune (1984)
Summary: 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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Wild at Heart Wild at Heart (1990)
Summary: 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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The Short Films of David Lynch The Short Films of David Lynch (2002)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: 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
Summary: 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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I Touch a Red Button I Touch a Red Button (2011)  - Short Film
Summary: Animated short by David Lynch, with music by Interpol. A grotesque figure touches a red button.
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The 3 Rs The 3 Rs (2011)  - Short Film
Summary: One-minute short film, used as a trailer for the Vienna International Film Festival (Viennale).
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Eraserhead Stories Eraserhead Stories (2001)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: 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
Summary: Sitcom created by David Lynch and Mark Frost. In the United States only three episodes were aired, although seven were filmed. The program followed the antics of the staff of a fictional 1950s television network, as they tried to put on a live variety program called "The Lester Guy Show", with disastrous results. (Wikipedia)
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Idem Paris Idem Paris (2013)  - Short Film
Summary: Short documentary that shows the operation of a lithograph machine at the Idem printmaking studio in Paris.
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Crazy Clown Time Crazy Clown Time (2012)  - Short Film
Summary: 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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Hotel Room Hotel Room (1993)  - TV Mini-Series
Summary: 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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Lady Blue Shanghai Lady Blue Shanghai (2010)  - Short Film
Summary: 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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Darkened Room Darkened Room (2002)  - Short Film
Summary: 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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Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Broken Hearted Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Broken Hearted (1990)  - TV Movie
Summary: 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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Boat Boat (2007)  - Short Film
Summary: A journey into night. (imdb)
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Dumbland Dumbland (2002)  - TV Mini-Series
Summary: A series of comedic animations by David Lynch.
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Mulholland Drive Mulholland Drive (1999)  - TV Movie
Summary: 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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More Things That Happened More Things That Happened (2007)
Summary: 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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Blue Velvet Blue Velvet (1986)
Summary: 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.)