David Lynch's "Rabbits"
October 30, 2009 9:59 AM   Subscribe

In a nameless city deluged by a continuous rain, three rabbits live with a fearful mystery...

[Rabbits - David Lynch, 2002.]
posted by Iridic (31 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
Flagged as more tags than words in the post.
posted by Balisong at 10:15 AM on October 30, 2009


Oh, never mind...
posted by Balisong at 10:15 AM on October 30, 2009


It's like playing Silent Hill and reading a Russian phrasebook at the same time?
posted by demiurge at 10:17 AM on October 30, 2009


Oh, I guess the Russian subtitles were added by the YouTube uploader. Funny, I think it makes it a lot more interesting that way for some reason.
posted by demiurge at 10:19 AM on October 30, 2009


Is this something I need to be having a lot of sex to understand?
posted by MuffinMan at 10:20 AM on October 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Why are you wearing the silly man suit?
posted by Harry at 10:26 AM on October 30, 2009


I loved this series - it was such a bent and amusing parody of sitcom structure, crossed with Burroughs-esque cut-up technique dialog and interludes of bleak poetry and sublime horror. The completely inappropriate laugh track, the more-than-usual Lynchian anti-plotting and dreamlike wandering of thought... great stuff.
posted by FatherDagon at 10:27 AM on October 30, 2009


Flagged Tagged as existential gibberish.
posted by dersins at 10:35 AM on October 30, 2009


You mean I could have just watched these without all the rest of Inland Empire? I want those 13 hours back.

I kid (sort of) - I am a big Lynch fan, but that one was pretty borderline, even for me.
posted by ecurtz at 10:47 AM on October 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


This should have been Fiver's vision in Watership Down.

Hazel, look... the room... it's covered with green wallpaper!
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:51 AM on October 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


I cannot believe that nobody online has done the homework yet and transcribed all the episodes and put all the dialogue in proper (non-cutup) order. Seems that would have been a very early project for Lynchians as soon as this was available.

It's creepy as hell, but Lynch has always done creepy better than most. Makes a nice sidebar to the earlier Rabbit Tarot deck, which isn't really that creepy at all.
posted by hippybear at 11:00 AM on October 30, 2009


Hrm. I seem to have spoken too soon.

Rabbits Remixed.
posted by hippybear at 11:19 AM on October 30, 2009 [4 favorites]


Inland Empire was the film where David Lynch finally disappeared up his own ass.
posted by dortmunder at 11:58 AM on October 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


tl;dw
posted by CaptApollo at 12:07 PM on October 30, 2009


That remix hippybear linked to is great, but I couldn't find the lines "were you blonde?" and "i wonder what i'll be."
posted by es_de_bah at 12:10 PM on October 30, 2009


INLAND EMPIRE is my favorite David Lynch movie. I've seen it probably a dozen times.
posted by hermitosis at 12:14 PM on October 30, 2009


"i wonder what i'll be" is very close to the beginning... within the first 10 minutes.

I don't remember seeing "were you blonde", but I wasn't watching 100% closely.
posted by hippybear at 12:21 PM on October 30, 2009


Thanks for the link to the remix - that's very interesting. And probably more creepy than the original, actually. Also, here's another vote for Inland Empire. I enjoyed it and Mulholland Drive more than anything Lynch had done since Blue Velvet.
posted by aught at 12:40 PM on October 30, 2009


Inland Empire was the film where David Lynch finally disappeared up his own ass.


INLAND EMPIRE is the film where film crawled up its own ass, popped out its mouth and went BOO! (silently)


I love that movie
posted by The Whelk at 12:41 PM on October 30, 2009


My favorite Lynch movie is The Straight Story. Does that mean I'm a boring prole?
posted by kmz at 12:42 PM on October 30, 2009


My favorite Lynch movie is The Straight Story. Does that mean I'm a boring prole?

No it means you love the story of a violent alcoholic who ruined his family and is now trying to make amends for his decades of abuse while at the same time constructing a whole image and narrative about himself that's sweetness and G-rated.
posted by The Whelk at 12:46 PM on October 30, 2009


I quite liked:

the rain sound effect,
the applause (loved that, actually),
the lighting,
the creepiness in the face of nothing really all that creepy, which is what Lynch does best,
and, of course, the omgbunnies tag is hilarious

David Lynch is a pretty sick ticket (thankfully).
Liked this post quite a lot. Thanks, Iridic.
posted by heyho at 1:34 PM on October 30, 2009


My favorite Lynch movie is The Straight Story. Does that mean I'm a boring prole?

No it means you love the story of a violent alcoholic who ruined his family and is now trying to make amends for his decades of abuse while at the same time constructing a whole image and narrative about himself that's sweetness and G-rated.


Yeah, that movie ROAHCKD!
posted by From Bklyn at 2:08 PM on October 30, 2009


Harvey?
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 4:13 PM on October 30, 2009


Bless you, good mefiuser. Never managed to see this one before, now I shall.

Inland Empire broke my brain in ways I've yet to recover from. I'm still trying to gather enough courage to watch it for the second time. Perhaps I can defuse the rabbit parts with this, or (more probably?) otherwise this will push me to never again take a psychological evaluation in the future for fear of the consequences, heh.
posted by Iosephus at 5:39 PM on October 30, 2009


Do not forget today is Friday.
posted by fuq at 5:44 PM on October 30, 2009


wow, thanks for directing me to this, never seen it before and watched all 8 in a row. spellbinding and compelling. will watch the remix tomorrow.
posted by marienbad at 7:39 PM on October 30, 2009


My favourite David Lynch movie is Dune.
posted by Artw at 12:12 AM on October 31, 2009


I still can't quite believe David Lynch is on twitter.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:17 AM on October 31, 2009


Holy crap that remix is good. And the scream kinda took me by surprise. Man.
posted by Harry at 1:20 PM on October 31, 2009


Wow, no one creates mood like Lynch.
posted by Eideteker at 6:32 AM on November 7, 2009


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