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Old 01-05-08, 09:50 PM
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David Lynch's thoughts on seeing movies on portable devices

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I think this is spot on. Most movies I need to see in a theatre or in a good home theatre (i.e. what most of us here have, nothing extravagant). Movies on a 3" screen? Eh...
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I love how they play that theme from the real commercial.

I agree with him. A portable device may be okay for short clips from YouTube, but not movies.
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I don't watch movies on my cellphone. Now if he would just stop making movies that look like they were filmed with a cellphone...
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I would never watch a movie for the first time on a portable device. I do use them, however, to watch stuff I've already seen in order to pass time on a plane or whatever. Hell, I won't watch a movie for the first time on normal commercial television. It needs to be, at bare minimum, on a cable channel that shows the complete, unedited version.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
I would never watch a movie for the first time on a portable device. I do use them, however, to watch stuff I've already seen in order to pass time on a plane or whatever. Hell, I won't watch a movie for the first time on normal commercial television. It needs to be, at bare minimum, on a cable channel that shows the complete, unedited version.
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I'm sure I could watch Blood of the Beasts on my Iphone and it would bear little effect on me. Lynch makes a decent yet obvious point.
Old 01-06-08, 01:12 AM
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I agree, and I actually watch movies on my ipod. But I only watch movies I've already seen as a distraction, but I won't attempt to watch a new movie. And when you're waiting for the train at three in the morning and you have no one to talk to, it's not so bad to be watching Die Hard on a three-inch screen.
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I pop some TV shows onto my ipod for plane trips and road trips, but other then that I never use the video feature. That may change a bit when I get the Touch, but who knows.
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I love how he seems calm like he is really reaching out to people then he simple jumps off the deep end at the last minute.

Way back when the video iPods first came out I snagged one and starting putting all kinds of videos on mine. Now I have 1 SNL skit, 1 parody video and a few music videos on it. It was worthless. Even the PSP I had briefly wasn't enough screen to really help me enjoy a movie.
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I would never even own an ipod so of course I agree with Lynch. I can't even watch a movie on my band new computer I got or own HBO because the movies are not in widescreen.
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"It's a such a sadness; that you think you've seen the film on your fucking telephone. Get real!" -David Lynch
Old 01-06-08, 10:08 AM
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Meh. Of course bigger is better. But couldn't the same be said of tv shows? I first started watching Lost because of seeing the pilot on my iPod while I was at the gym. Let me tell you, that didn't detract from my experience one bit...
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Too soon for YouTube clip of the year?
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I watched Grandma's Boy for the first time on a portable device. It was damn funny.
Old 01-06-08, 03:12 PM
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Well, David Lynch's films come across equally creepy on a PSP, Ipod Video, home theater or IMAX theater screen (what? no one remembers when Lost Highway played on IMAX screens across usa?...)
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To kill time, I watch movies on my notebook while commuting on the train every day - even if it's the first watching the movie. However I will only watch movies that aren't really something I would take the time to watch in my home theatre... popcorn and hollywood flicks.
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Hilarious

Mr Lynch tells it like it is. The ad at the end is the icing on the cake. I'm still laughing.

Also, he uses the f-word now! He famously abstained on the set of "Blue Velvet", believe it or not-prompting Dennis Hopper to observe he was "being directed by Howdy Fucking Doody".
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Originally Posted by darqleo
Too soon for YouTube clip of the year?
Not at all.
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I've been regularly watching tv shows on my ipod touch while working out after work. Being able to watch a 52 minute episode of Brotherhood while I'm on an elliptical machine seems like a great way to keep up on the massive amount of media I have been hoarding. It also allows me the attention span to stay on the elliptical longer than I would if I were just listening to something.

So I'm not getting the true cinema experience of Brotherhood, or Californication or something, I think I can live with that.

That Lynch clip is still pretty fucking funny!
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How ironic. Lynch says it doesn't make any sense to watch movies on portable devices and Lynch makes movies and TV shows that don't make any sense themselves.
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I agree with the rant, but I have lost a lot of respect for him as an "artist" since the crotch-blurring.

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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
How ironic. Lynch says it doesn't make any sense to watch movies on portable devices and Lynch makes movies and TV shows that don't make any sense themselves.
I know you're being funny, but about half of his filmography is fairly linear straight forward stories.
Old 01-31-08, 09:57 PM
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David Lynch on product placement and iPhones....

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hahahahaha...I saw the iphones one a little while back but the product placement one is great too .
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