May 21, 2020 2:04 AM   Subscribe

David Lynch's 2015 animated short film "Fire (Pozar)" available online. Also on David Lynch Theater: weather reports.

Filmmaker Magazine:
David Lynch has kept typically busy during his quarantine, giving interviews about abusive workplaces and alluding to a variety of personal art projects he’s focused on. Just posted online to his YouTube channel, the animated short film Fire (Pożar) is not one of those projects but a 2015 short previously only shown at a USC concert. “The whole point of our experiment was that I would say nothing about my intentions and [Polish-American composer] Marek [Zebrowski] would interpret the visuals in his own way,” Lynch said at the time. “So I say it was a great successful experiment, and I loved the composition Marek wrote for the Penderecki String Quartet.” Very much in keeping with Lynch’s classical selections for Twin Peaks: The Return, the music scores an animated project that’s decidedly for Lynch-heads only. Visuals include flames in shapes anticipating the similar beacon guiding Dougie Jones through the casino and a typically grotesque array of cutouts in various positions of ambiguous agony. An additional layer of texture comes from what appears to be a celluloid-capture, either 16 or 35mm, connecting Fire with Lynch’s earliest student film work like Six Men Getting Sick (Six Times).
posted by sapagan (11 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
If you haven't had a chance to see it yet, David Lynch: The Art Life, the 2017 documentary is well worth a watch.
posted by fairmettle at 3:49 AM on May 21

I like to re-watch David Lynch cooking quinoa occasionally and wonder why he needed those amino acid additives if this dish supposedly already had "complete protein".
posted by rum-soaked space hobo at 4:53 AM on May 21

What did Jack do(SLTY clip, but the actual video is on Netflix) is also some good peak recent Lynch.
posted by Twain Device at 5:17 AM on May 21 [2 favorites]

To me it seems like he’s making a joke, or being silly. Or is he serious and not being silly? Like in that Quinoa video he looks like he’s making fun of himself. There was a ton of humor in Twin Peaks too, but it’s hard to tell how intentional it is.
posted by waving at 5:32 AM on May 21

posted by dmd at 5:41 AM on May 21

I enjoyed the film a lot, but unfortunately it gave my partner an epileptic seizure, so if that's the kind of thing you need to take into consideration before you watch something, please do so.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 6:37 AM on May 21 [3 favorites]

"Never mind all that, Mrs. Lincoln: how was the play?"
posted by rum-soaked space hobo at 7:27 AM on May 21

Is there a seizure risk warning attached to the video? Doesn’t appear to be.
posted by Don.Kinsayder at 8:05 AM on May 21

Before YouTube froze up and killed my browser, I was surprised to see that Mr Lynch doesn’t know that the countdown at the beginning of a film stops at 2.
posted by njohnson23 at 8:49 AM on May 21

the shadow is wrong
posted by es_de_bah at 10:51 AM on May 21

I was surprised to see that Mr Lynch doesn’t know that the countdown at the beginning of a film stops at 2.
Or perhaps he does, and he is subtly, intentionally, subverting our expectations.
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 11:31 AM on May 21

« Older The hero Britain so desperately needs right now   |   I wanna burn through the atmosphere Newer »

You are not currently logged in. Log in or create a new account to post comments.