Lynch uses PD150 for new flick!

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Post by Mitch Perkins » Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:28 pm

woods01 wrote:
Lynch is quite an odd fellow and I'd expect his new video to be full
of his surealism and be interesting regardless of format. But it will
probably be as successful as any of Soderbergh's recent video
adventures.
"Full Frontal" was gorgeous, but went through many stages to get there - 16mm print etc...
What a unique fellow Soderbergh is - jack of all trades, and master of them all too!

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Post by David M. Leugers » Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:43 pm

Lynch's statement that the look of DV is terrible and he "loves it" seems contradictory to his own beginings. He sacrificed and lived in poverty for some years to shoot on 35mm film his "Eraserhead" instead of opting to shoot on the much less expensive and lesser 16mm. Now we are supposed to believe DV is equal to 35mm of old? Anyone who has seen a restored 35mm print from the silent days (now over 80 years ago) knows this is BS. I think he just likes to make a splash as being different. I hate to say it, but I think his best work maybe the TV series he did called "Twin Peaks". Maybe due to the limits he worked under while doing a prime time TV show. Orson Welles said that without limits you cannot produce great art. Lynch seems to lose his way at times. He does make some very interesting images and once in awhile an interesting film.


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Post by Evan Kubota » Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:41 am

Uh.... Elephant Man? By far the best Lynch film and one of the best American films of the '80s.

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Post by flatwood » Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:52 am

David M. Leugers wrote:....best work maybe the TV series he did called "Twin Peaks". Maybe due to the limits he worked under....
Seems like Lynch made the turn about half way through the Twin Peaks movie. The film makes a dramatic shift in attitude. I think Lynch after all the sacrifice and then success decided to take the money and run. Maybe the move to dv is his way of grubbing it again, a way of looking for his lost passion.
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Post by thebigidea » Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:17 pm

What money? The Twin Peaks movie bombed.

I still want to see the extra hour of scenes with Twin Peaks regulars that were cut out, all the funny stuff with Pete, etc. Apparently all the goofy hijinks didn't mesh well with the deeply depressing Laura Palmer story.

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Post by Mitch Perkins » Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:34 pm

thebigidea wrote:What money? The Twin Peaks movie bombed.

I still want to see the extra hour of scenes with Twin Peaks regulars that were cut out, all the funny stuff with Pete, etc. Apparently all the goofy hijinks didn't mesh well with the deeply depressing Laura Palmer story.
For some reason looking at these posts clicked for me what's wrong with Lynch and tape - he was one of the directors who contributed a scene to a film, forget the title, wherein each director shot one roll in the original film camera, Lumiere something...
Asked why he made films, he said it was a great medium in which to explore the life of the mind, "Lost Highway" and "Mulholland Drive" being two brilliant examples. Both films are airtight, BTW, not willy-nilly like some folks think. Anyway, my mind doesn't live in tape land, and that's the problem as I see it.
How about you guys - do your inner visual thoughts look like video tape?

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Post by flatwood » Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:21 pm

thebigidea wrote:....What money? The Twin Peaks movie bombed.
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Bomb it was because he didnt put all the dough on the screen. Do a little research and get back to me!!! :?
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Post by StoneBuilder » Fri Oct 06, 2006 6:22 pm

We can't judge David Lynch's film until we actually see it. Wasn't Industrial Symphony shot in video ? I read somewhere that the offcuts from Fire Walk With Me - well worth a revisit - will be released as DVD extras when they have been scored. There may be a petition to encourage this on the actress that played Laura Palmer's website.

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Post by al77 » Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:21 pm

http://www.dugpa.com is a good place to read up on lynch news.

i don't think FWWM bombed because it had scenes cut to get the run time down. it bombed because it was too dark for many people & they expected it to be the same as the TV series. personally i think it's one of the best films i've seen.

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Post by Mitch Perkins » Sat Oct 07, 2006 5:34 pm

StoneBuilder wrote:We can't judge David Lynch's film until we actually see it.
True, but I'm going to go out on a limb and predict it will be really great - exciting, emotional, another neat riddle.
I just think it would have looked better and had even more impact had he used film.

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