Favourite David Lynch film?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by chronic kebab, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. Spastica

    Spastica Run aground on the floor for you....

    Modesto, CA
    The Elephant Man

    I really need to watch a few of his movies again as I haven't watched them since they were released....

    Lost Highway
    Mulholland Drive
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  2. Scope J

    Scope J Senior Member


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  3. Still between Blue Velvet and The Elephant Man. His later films, while interesting, largely leave me cold.

    I’m also fond of the big mess Dune.

    RIP Jack Nance.
  4. Uncle Miles

    Uncle Miles Wafting in and out of Forum

    Phoenix, AZ USA
  5. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd

    Placerville, CA
    The Straight Story. A bold move to make a film that was G rated, that was absent of violence and sex (not that those don't work well in many films), and still comes through with a compelling story and great images. In and just a few brief scenes, Harry Dean knocked in the winning run. Excellent film!
  6. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Voting wise it’s between Mulholland Drive and Blue Velvet. Prefer Mulholland Drive.
  7. Rigoberto

    Rigoberto Forum Resident

    USA (UT)
    Never heard of The Straight Story before until seeing this thread. Ordered the Region B Blu-ray from eBay just now.

    I'd probably vote for Inland Empire but would have to watch it again. It's been awhile.

    Maybe Blue Velvet. Is that the one with the "Frank" character?
  8. Rigoberto

    Rigoberto Forum Resident

    USA (UT)
    Having just played The Straight Story, this would not be my first choice. Seems like a good movie for old people, so if some are over visiting, play it. One funny part he argues about the price of the lawn mower repairs, gets a better price, but they stole his mower deck. Probably needed new blades anyway.
  9. Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete Senior Member

    Elephant Man followed by Blue Velvet
  10. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Deep Texas
    I watched the entire Twin Peaks series in real time and loved it. The film was a real disappointment
    (the word 'sucks' cones to mind).
    "How's Annie?"
  11. ubiknik

    ubiknik Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    Let's see, it's Monday so today my favorite is Wild at Heart.
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  12. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

    Inland Empire

    Inland Empire is coming out March 21, 2023 from Criterion on BD only, no 4K.

    • New HD digital master, made from the 4K restoration supervised by director David Lynch, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio and uncompressed stereo soundtracks, newly remastered by Lynch and original rerecording mixers Dean Hurley and Ron Eng
    • Two films from 2007, LYNCH (one) and LYNCH2, by blackANDwhite, the makers of David Lynch: The Art Life
    • New conversation between actors Laura Dern and Kyle MacLachlan
    • More Things That Happened, seventy-five minutes of extra scenes
    • Ballerina, a 2007 short film by Lynch
    • Reading by Lynch of excerpts from Room to Dream, his 2018 book with critic Kristine McKenna
    • Trailer
    • New English subtitle translation and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    • PLUS: Excerpts from Richard A. Barney’s book David Lynch: Interviews

      New cover based on an original theatrical poster
  13. Rigoberto

    Rigoberto Forum Resident

    USA (UT)
    I supposed they'll do a DVD of it too. HA HA HA. And then when I buy the Blu-ray they'll announce the 4K UHD version the next week.

    I'd like to see a long version of the Locomotion sequence in the extras. Probably no such luck. I'm sure they have the footage though.
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  14. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    Blue Velvet (1986)

    Mulholland Drive (2001)
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  15. 905

    905 Senior Member

    St. Louis
    The Straight Story
  16. jbmcb

    jbmcb Forum Resident

    Troy, MI, USA
    I've only seen parts of Mullholland Drive, and I haven't seen Inland Empire yet. I'm saving them for a special occasion or, hopefully, a theatrical re-release. Blue Velvet is my favorite Lynch film, followed closely by Eraserhead. All of Twin Peaks, all three seasons and the movie, are my favorite thing made by Lynch.
  17. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Mulholland Drive
    Uncut version.
  18. Wounded Land

    Wounded Land Forum Resident

    Then you should definitely love MD. IE is interesting as a sort of dry-run for the 3rd season of TP.
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  19. frozen-beach

    frozen-beach Forum Resident

    I love Inland Empire. It may be incredibly uneven and ugly, but it's so interesting and I discover new things in it every time I watch it. It's like a fever dream. Really claustrophobic cinematography. But it really confuses me why they aren't releasing a 4k release when they went through the trouble of upscaling it to 4k. I feel like less compression for this film is a good thing.
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  20. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
  21. Rigoberto

    Rigoberto Forum Resident

    USA (UT)
    And they could then add Dolby Vision also.
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  22. frozen-beach

    frozen-beach Forum Resident

    I saw on Facebook that John Neff passed away. Terrible year for Lynch and fans.
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  23. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Senior Member


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