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David Lynch, working.
February 25, 2013 11:18 AM   Subscribe

~15 mins of David Lynch working in and around his studio.
posted by OmieWise (25 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
When does he start doing nitrous and cut off his own hand with a table saw?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:23 AM on February 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


When does he start doing nitrous and cut off his own hand with a table saw?

That'll be an easter-egg in the director's cut.
posted by yoink at 11:27 AM on February 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


There's a little featurette on the INLAND EMPIRE DVD where Lynch is talking about... something or other, some production process thing, I dunno, and all the while he's fiddling with something in his workshop. There's a very Talking-To-Dad-On-Saturday workshop vibe. You're paying attention to what he's saying and not really what he's doing until the end of the featurette when he produces a hand-carved screwdriver handle, black, made entirely by him. It's a prop for INLAND EMPIRE. He made the thing himself. He has tons of people who could do that for him.

What
posted by shakespeherian at 11:30 AM on February 25, 2013 [9 favorites]


Yeah, the main thing I took away from this video, other than that vibe, is that he's actually pretty accomplished in the shop.
posted by OmieWise at 11:46 AM on February 25, 2013


He made the thing himself. He has tons of people who could do that for him.

Cinema's most beloved Eagle Scout.
posted by griphus at 11:49 AM on February 25, 2013 [3 favorites]


To experience this properly, turn on YouTube caption translation to English and read along.
posted by sixohsix at 11:55 AM on February 25, 2013


Relevant, and amusing:

Extreme Duplex Makeover with Werner Herzog and David Lynch
posted by chambers at 11:58 AM on February 25, 2013 [9 favorites]


This is a great work shirt LOL
posted by waving at 12:08 PM on February 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


David Lynch strikes me as the kind of person who has so many ideas bouncing around in his head that it's just easier to build things himself most of the time. He's likely been doing that for so long he was just bound to become pretty handy over time. I have no idea what he was doing in these clips but his energy was still inspiring to watch.
posted by orme at 12:10 PM on February 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Norm Abram: Err-aaa, what we got here David is a human ear.

David Lynch: Fan-tastic! I want you to take that ear, and install that over by the giant duck in the tollbooth.

Abram: Ok, David, which tollbooth? The one that leads over to the meeting room or-

Lynch: Hell, no! The one down over the hall, the one leading to another dimension. I want the duck to wear it as kind of... one of those... floppy artist's berets. It's gotta have the 'flop' or it just wont work.

Abram: I don't know, David, we... ah... lost a lot of workers over there. You know, with the little dancing fellow, and the blood... all that paperwork for workman's comp...

Lynch: I didn't say to just run willy-nilly into alternate realities, just put the ear on the head of the duck in the tollbooth that's just outside of the alternate reality! If it'll make you feel better, take a box of those stale Nilla Wafers under the sink and just throw the whole box ahead of you. It should give you enough time.
posted by chambers at 12:19 PM on February 25, 2013 [11 favorites]


David Lynch strikes me as the kind of person who has so many ideas bouncing around in his head that it's just easier to build things himself most of the time.

Oh yeah definitely, there's a lamp in Eraserhead that he built from scratch; someone (Dennis Hopper? don't remember) shares an anecdote on the making of Blue Velvet that the first time they met Lynch they'd come onto the set for Dorothy's apartment and didn't see the director, just a bunch of crew guys, and then one of them stood up and was David Lynch-- he'd been rearranging dust bunnies under the radiator so that they looked right.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:25 PM on February 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


He may be a filmmaking genius and an accomplished painter and a excellent furniture maker but that c-stand at 4:13 is set lefty loosey.
posted by nathancaswell at 12:28 PM on February 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm starting to suspect that his cameo in Dune was the result of someone accidentally leaving the camera on while he was demonstrating what he wanted the actor to do and then just saying "fuck it, use the footage, NEXT SCENE."
posted by griphus at 12:31 PM on February 25, 2013


the annoyed way he directs the kid with the frogs "not in the water, around it" made me laugh out loud
posted by nathancaswell at 12:35 PM on February 25, 2013


That was fun to watch - he's a busy bee.
posted by AnnElk at 1:44 PM on February 25, 2013


Creepy. What is the true meaning of this, I wonder? Is he really David? I don't know.
posted by turgid dahlia 2 at 2:22 PM on February 25, 2013


His work in last season's Louie is really far out.
posted by daHIFI at 3:00 PM on February 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


The NYT just ran a good article about what he's been up to lately (yes, lots of TM), including rumors of a new script: David Lynch Is Back …
posted by muckster at 3:07 PM on February 25, 2013


The world is a better place with him in it.
posted by davebush at 9:43 PM on February 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


Needs more Yogic Flying.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:07 AM on February 26, 2013


That was great: soothing, in some way.

I'm probably reading too much into this, as is easy to do with Lynch, but I am reminded of his oft-used motif of "men in obscure offices with a desk and a phone who control showbiz" (as he so beautifully lampshaded in Louie by playing that very role himself); except this time, we see the actual man, an actual director with (some) actual Hollywood clout... making his own props by hand.

As with many things Lynch, I'm not sure what the significance of that is, but it feels significant somehow.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:45 AM on February 26, 2013


There's a little featurette on the INLAND EMPIRE DVD where Lynch is talking about... something or other, some production process thing, I dunno, and all the while he's fiddling with something in his workshop.

Are you thinking of the b & w short of Lynch cooking a meal of broccoli, quinoa, and amino acid supplements while telling a meandering story about wandering around in Yugoslavia with Jack Nance and his girlfriend? It's priceless.
posted by aught at 6:10 AM on February 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


No that is a totally different featurette. There are several.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:18 AM on February 26, 2013


He just loves *making* stuff, doesn't he? Photos, quinoa, music, paintings, coffee, and on occasion, if we're lucky, movies.
posted by muckster at 5:15 AM on February 27, 2013


Lynch, an owl, and Laura Dern are all on the front page of the Blue right now.
posted by tapesonthefloor at 10:24 AM on February 27, 2013


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