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Old 08-14-2003, 11:58 AM
The Very Best of Lynch

The title pretty much speaks for itself. What do you think is David Lynch's best work?

I personally can't decide, because I'm so torn on each and every one of his projects. I get so frustrated watching them sometimes, trying to piece things together, yet I keep coming back. I keep watching the films over and over again, which to me shows just how compelling a movie he can craft (if that makes any sense whatsoever).

So for me, based on the number of times I've watched them, my top 2 Lynch movies would be
Mulholland Dr. and
Lost Highway

Or, if you can't stand the man's work (which is common enough), feel free to include why.
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Old 08-14-2003, 02:24 PM
The Elephant Man (10/10) followed by Blue Velvet (9/10). To tell you the truth, ever since I figured out Mulholland Dr., it just hasn't been that fun to watch anymore.
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Old 08-14-2003, 02:54 PM
Mulholland Drive - 10/10
Lost Highway - 8/10
Elephant Man - 10/10
Wild at Heart - 8/10
Blue Velvet - 8/10
Dune - 7/10

And the Twin Peaks stuff is great too!
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Old 08-14-2003, 02:59 PM
I had been avoiding Mulholland for the longest time... finally, upon the insistance of another schmoe, I done-watched it. Easier to get into than its archetype, Lost Highway; my guess is that Lynch has a pattern and he's just trying to get it right, etc. The man's getting warrrrrrmmmmmer...

Wild At Heart will ALWAYS be my favorite.
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Old 08-14-2003, 03:11 PM
Eraserhead 9/10

Twin Peaks <series> 9/10

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me 10/10


I am one of the few that found Mullholland Dr. tedious and overrated. I love Lynch but I thought MD was not even close to his best work.
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Old 08-14-2003, 03:13 PM
The Elephant Man (9/10) followed by Mulholland Drive (7/10).
Blue Velvet (6/10) was a massive disappointment.
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Old 08-14-2003, 04:32 PM
Top 5 David Lynch films:

1. Mulholland Drive - 10/10
2. Lost Highway - 9/10
3. The Straight Story - 9/10
4. The Elephant Man - 8/10
5. Blue Velvet - 7/10
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Old 08-14-2003, 11:32 PM
Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, The Elephant Man

Has anyone seen Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me? That was just an all around shitty film. No real Lynch feel and just crappy. It made no sense but not like a normal Lynch film. It was just crap! I don't think I got it.
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Old 08-15-2003, 05:55 AM
So far, the best film I've seen of his is The Elephant Man.


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Old 08-15-2003, 06:58 AM
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Originally posted by DaN
Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, The Elephant Man

Has anyone seen Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me? That was just an all around shitty film. No real Lynch feel and just crappy. It made no sense but not like a normal Lynch film. It was just crap! I don't think I got it.
FWWM is a wonderful film, very nilistic but the darkest lynch film. The final scene is my favourite ending ever. It's in my top 10. Have you watched all of the TV series? It makes more sense if you have.

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Old 08-15-2003, 08:06 AM
The Elephant Man (8/10)
Blue Velvet (8/10)
Eraserhead (8/10)
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Old 08-15-2003, 08:27 AM
1. Mulholland Drive ...One blag of a film. Mysterious, beautiful and creative. We need more films like this now days.

2. Blue Velvet ...Not as mind-boggling as it actually tries to be, just more surreal. Manical stuff, and Dennis Hopper is immense in his role.

3. The Elephant Man ...The ultimate show of Human Emotion. Not quite like other David Lynch's work, but his image shines through in some scenes e.g. The Circus. Heart-Breaking stuff.


David Lynch truly does live in his own dark and blurry little world and I love exploring that piece of his mind.
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Old 08-15-2003, 08:47 AM
1) The Elephant Man (10/10)
2) The Straight Story (9/10)
3) Mulholland Drive (9/10)
4) Lost Highway (5/10)
5) Wild at Heart (5/10)
6) Blue Velvet (3/10)
7) Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1/10)
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Old 08-15-2003, 07:43 PM
I've only seen Mulholland drive and it's pretty good.
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Old 08-15-2003, 08:09 PM
Blue Velvet.
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Old 08-15-2003, 08:14 PM
Eraserhead - 4/5
The Elephant Man - 5/5 (still can't bring myself to watch this again)
Dune - 3.5/5
Blue Velvet - 5/5
Wild At Heart - 5/5
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me - 4.5/5 (one of the scariest movies...EVER!!!)
Lost Highway - 4.5/5
The Straight Story - 5/5
Mulholland Drive - 5/5

Best? Probably The Straight Story...by a whisker.
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Old 08-15-2003, 08:24 PM
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Originally posted by Psychocandy
Eraserhead - 4/5
The Elephant Man - 5/5 (still can't bring myself to watch this again)
Dune - 3.5/5
Blue Velvet - 5/5
Wild At Heart - 5/5
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me - 4.5/5 (one of the scariest movies...EVER!!!)
Lost Highway - 4.5/5
The Straight Story - 5/5
Mulholland Drive - 5/5

Best? Probably The Straight Story...by a whisker.
Can I get a re-re-rewind.

If you were a flavour you'd be shep-ep-herds pie.


THIS should be my list.
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Old 08-16-2003, 01:55 AM
Blue Velvet - 8/10
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Old 08-16-2003, 09:20 AM
THE BEST OF DAVID LYNCH

BLUE VELVET is Lynch's masterpiece, followed by TWIN PEAKS (TV series only), THE ELEPHANT MAN, WILD AT HEART, MULHOLLAND DRIVE and ERASERHEAD. All of these films earn A's from me, a rare feat for any director (although I hated LOST HIGHWAY and the TWIN PEAKS movie, I won't mention them here).
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Old 09-25-2003, 11:41 AM
I thought I'd bump this one up.

(A) because it's a groovy, worthy thread
and
(B) because I need your help.

I'm required to write a paper about David Lynch's body of work, minus Blue Velvet.

If I can only have 5 of his films included in the paper...

Which do you folks suggest?
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Old 09-25-2003, 12:59 PM
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Originally posted by Annie Hall
I thought I'd bump this one up.

(A) because it's a groovy, worthy thread
and
(B) because I need your help.

I'm required to write a paper about David Lynch's body of work, minus Blue Velvet.

If I can only have 5 of his films included in the paper...

Which do you folks suggest?
THe whole wild at heart having shadesof the Wizard of oz can add some info to your paper. ALso you can use how Lynch was stongarmed into cutting hours away from Dune by the producer.

What are the specifics of the paper? Are you looking for themes that run throughout all his work or are you just giving your thoughts on his movies?
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Old 09-25-2003, 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by Annie Hall
I thought I'd bump this one up.

(A) because it's a groovy, worthy thread
and
(B) because I need your help.

I'm required to write a paper about David Lynch's body of work, minus Blue Velvet.

If I can only have 5 of his films included in the paper...

Which do you folks suggest?
!) Mulholland Dr
2) Lost Highway
3) The Straight Story
4) Wild at Heart
5) Eraserhead


With those 5 films, you could do a thick book!

As bowieee said, you can find paralelisms with The Wizard of Oz, but not only in WAH, in all his movies:

- Lost Highway: "follow the yellow brick epitom" / the highway and its marks

- Mulholland Dr: Wimkie's, the bar at the beginning, is the name of a creature of Oz; Aunt Emma / Aunt Ruth; Club Silencio is somewhat similar to the wizard's room, and his secret is similar to what Silencio's show is about; *SPOILERS*both are dreams*END SPOILERS*; and if you search over the web, i'm sure you'll find more i don't remember now.

OH! In the scene of Winkie's, when the thick-eyebrows guy goes to meet the monster-bum, in the walls you can see painted vertically:

P
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6

Which, if you turn the head to the right 90, and in a mirror (it's a film full of mirror images), you can see OZ between two formulaic characters (see atachment).
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Old 09-25-2003, 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by bowieee
What are the specifics of the paper? Are you looking for themes that run throughout all his work or are you just giving your thoughts on his movies?
Well, only 2 movies are required to be seen for each paper. Lynch was just the random director assigned to me, but an example of a paper given by my teacher was for Scorsese: comparing DeNiro's roles in Taxi Driver and Casino, how they differed, how the movies differed...etc. I think the paper can be everything from a mini-bio of his body of work to a straight-up compare and contrast between styles of two, three, four...etc. movies.

Does that help at all?

Thanks for the advice, guys, it'll be very helpful in the next few weeks.
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Old 09-25-2003, 02:49 PM
Mulholland Dr. followed closely by Blue Velvet.
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Old 09-25-2003, 07:47 PM
I personally really enjoyed Lost Highway.
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Old 09-25-2003, 10:16 PM
Lost Highway (7/10)
Mullholland Drive (6/10)

Thtas all I've seen by Lynch.
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Old 09-25-2003, 11:40 PM
"Mullholland Drive" is the only film he's made that's worth a damn. Interesting, because it's a masterpiece. He's the Kubrick of this generation.

Mullholland Drive, ****
Blue Velvet, **
Lost Highway, *1/2
The Elephant Man, *
Dune, *
The Straight Story, *
Eraserhead, 1/2*
Wild at Heart, 1/2*
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Old 09-27-2003, 02:19 AM
1- Lost highway

2- Mullholand drive

3- Eraserhead

4- Wild at heart

5- Blue velvet
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Old 09-27-2003, 05:44 AM
I personally enjoy all of David Lynch's work,but I do think that his work is for the most part anyway an acquired taste.

My favorite Lynch Film is Lost Highway,but the Twin Peaks tv series is his best overall work IMO,and one of the best tv series of all time IMO its #5 on my tv Top 25.
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