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Old 06-15-04, 04:23 PM
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Rate David Lynch Movies

Rate David Lynch movies that you have seen from favorite to least favorite. So far mine are:

1. Mulholland Drive
2. Lost Highway
3. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
4. Wild at Heart
5. Blue Velvet

I saw Elephant Man as a kid but was to young to really appreciate the film. I will have to watch it again to put it fairly in the ratings.
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1. Mulholland Drive
2. Blue Velvet
3. Eraserhead
4. Lost Highway
5. The Straight Story

This is really tough. I keep rethinking all my descisions, I think everyone is his best, in their own way. I can't add Elephant Man because I haven't seen it in a long time, and I never saw TP:FWWM, Wild at Heart or Dune.
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Lunch Rules.


My list.

1. Blue Velvet
2. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
3. Eraserhead
4. Mullholland Dr.
5. The Elephant Man
6. Dune
7. Wild At Heart
8. His short films.
9. The Straight Story
Old 06-15-04, 05:41 PM
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1. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
2. Blue Velvet
3. The Elephant Man
4. Wild At Heart
5. Mulholland Drive
6. The Straight Story
7. Lost Highway
8. Eraserhead
9. Dune

I like all of them except Eraserhead and Dune.
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1) The Elephant Man
2) Eraserhead
3) The Straight Story
4) Dune
5) Blue Velvet
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Originally posted by Sessa17
Lunch Rules.
I agree completely, but I don't see how this is relevant to the thread.
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Originally posted by caiman
I agree completely, but I don't see how this is relevant to the thread.
Hahahah. Good stuff. The y is right next to the u.
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People are listing The Straight Story, I find it quite Ironic that its a G rated movie and Distributed by Disney and is done by David Lynch. The violence, nudity, eroticism along with the Art and meaning inside of his movies is what really draws me in. It would seem that this movie wouldn't have any of that because of the G rating except maybe a hidden meaning.
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Originally posted by Shroud
People are listing The Straight Story, I find it quite Ironic that its a G rated movie and Distributed by Disney and is done by David Lynch. The violence, nudity, eroticism along with the Art and meaning inside of his movies is what really draws me in. It would seem that this movie wouldn't have any of that because of the G rating except maybe a hidden meaning.
You must have not caught the symbolism. The tractor represents a penis and the old guy rides it for a long time. This only happens though when his brother becomes ill. The meaning is that some times your sexuality must be revealed through tramatic events.

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Originally posted by RyoHazuki
You must have not caught the symbolism. The tractor represents a penis and the old guy rides it for a long time. This only happens though when his brother becomes ill. The meaning is that some times your sexuality must be revealed through tramatic events.

That's just wrong.

1. Mulholland Drive
2. Wild At Heart
3. Blue Velvet
4. The Elephant Man
5. Eraserhead
6. Lost Highway
7. The Straight Story
8. Dune
9. Fire Walk With Me

David Lynch will be hosting a screening of Eraserhead tomorrow (June 16) at the CineVegas Film Festival. I will be there!

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Eraserhead
The Elephant Man
The Straight Story
Blue Velvet
Mulholland Dr.
Wild at Heart
Fire walk with me
Lost Highway

Haven't seen Dune in it's entirety yet.
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1.Eraserhead
2.Blue Velvet
3.Lost Highway
4.Mulholland Drive
5.The Elephant Man
6.The Straight Story
7.The Elephant Man
8.Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me
9.Dune
10.Wild At Heart
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Mulholland Drive. Naomi Watts in a lesbian scence rules. Not to mention I have to keep my finger on the forward button for 5 minutes to get to the damn scene 'cause Lynch the sadist didn't put in a chapter menu. Bastard.

Originally posted by Sessa17
Lunch Rules.
Right on. I'm having large pepper steak w/ onion today. Yum.
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Each time i look at Mulholland Drive i see more and understand more. Try it you'll see what i mean.
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1) Mulholland Drive
2) Blue Velvet
3) Lost Highway
4) Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
5) Eraserhead
6) Wild at Heart
7) The Elephant Man
8) The Straight Story
9) Dune
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From what I have seen.. really need to pick up that Eraserhead DVD from his website and this reminds me again. Really is difficult to judge from 1-5 because I really enjoy them all.

1. Eraserhead
2. Mulholland Dr.
3. Lost Highway
4. Blue Velvet
5. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
6. The Elephant Man
7. Wild At Heart
8. The Straight Story

I am the arm, and I sound like this...
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Does anyone have the short films collection? Is it any good?
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After reading my post, seems I went overboard using the word really. No need to point that out.

I have seen the Short Films collection and if your a Lynch completist it is worthwhile. The Grandmother (great dialogue) and The Alphabet are the best on the disc. The Cowboy and the Frenchman is lackluster. The others are rather short and interesting. It seems to be mainly for a Lynch completist and is surely a quality disc for those wanting early Lynch and to know of his beginning. One of the best parts of it is probably just hearing Lynch discuss his life. I will eventually pick it up.
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1. Mulholland Drive
3. Eraserhead
3. Blue Velvet
4. The Straight Story
5. The Elephant Man
6. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
7. Dune
8. Lost Highway
9. Wild at Heart
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My individual ratings:

Mulholland Dr. (2001)........... 8/10
The Straight Story (1999)..... 9/10
Lost Highway (1997)............ 6/10
Twin Peaks: FWWM (1992).... 5/10
Wild at Heart (1990)............. 6/10
Twin Peaks (TV) (1990)......... 8/10
Blue Velvet (1986)................ 8/10
Dune (1984)......................... 7/10
The Elephant Man (1980)...... 10/10
Eraserhead (1977)................ 10/10 or 1/10 - I can't tell...
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1. Lost Highway
2. Blue Velvet
3. Mulholland Drive
4. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
5. The Elephant Man
6. Eraserhead
7. The Straight Story
8. Wild At Heart
9. Industrial Symphony #1
10. Dune


Originally posted by Shroud
People are listing The Straight Story, I find it quite Ironic that its a G rated movie and Distributed by Disney and is done by David Lynch. The violence, nudity, eroticism along with the Art and meaning inside of his movies is what really draws me in. It would seem that this movie wouldn't have any of that because of the G rating except maybe a hidden meaning.
Check out this site . It will change your mind about what The Straight Story is all about. It is definitely a David Lynch film all the way.
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Thanks for the link Joefrog91, sounds very interesting, will have to pick up this movie and watch it.
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1. Mulholland Drive - in my Top 20 films of all time. Staggeringly brilliant.
2. Blue Velvet
3. Dune
4. Lost Highway
5. Elephant Man
6. Wild At Heart
7. Twin Peaks: FWWM

I haven't seen Eraserhead or The Straight Story. But I'm not a big Jim Belushi fan either.
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David Lynch is a visual magician when ti comes to make cinema and for me everything he makes is incredible. One must take this grading with a grain of salt as it might deviate between viewings as I always disover something new as I watch his films. In addition, visually I am moved by his films on the same level as if I would be going to the Art Institute of Chicago, which I do at least once a month for inspiration, escape the hectic city life, and discover new ways of expression...

Mulholland Dr. (2001) - 10/10
Blue Velvet (1986) - 10/10
Elephant Man (1980) - 10/10
Straight Story (1999) - 9/10
Eraserhead (1977) - 9/10
Wild at Heart (1990) - 9/10
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) - 9/10
Lost Highway (1997) - 8/10
Dune (1984) - 8/10

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Originally posted by Shroud
Thanks for the link Joefrog91, sounds very interesting, will have to pick up this movie and watch it.
+1
I never got around to seeing this so I need to check it out. Great link.

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