the dance scene in inland empire
The lipsynch in MULHOLLAND DR.
The road-trip in BLUE VELVET
All of ERASERHEAD
All of THE GRANDMOTHER
The opening sequence of THE ELEPHANT MAN
The entrance of the Guild Navigator in DUNE
The rabbits in INLAND EMPIRE
All hell breaks loose at the intersection in FIRE WALK WITH ME
The death of Susan Blue at Hollywood & Vine – “Inland Empire” (2006)
1. The “Silencio” club scene in Mulholland Dr. or the Candy Colored Clown scene in Blue Velvet
It’s been a while and I may have even dreamed it, but if that creepy monkey coming out of the darkness in Fire Walk With Me was real, then that’s what I’m going with.
Dennis Hopper “getting high” in Blue Velvet
“I’ll beat you up in front of your stupid house.”
Of course the midget dance in Cooper’s dream. – twin peaks
the ending of ‘the straight story’, so touching
the part in ‘wild at heart’ where harry dean stanton is watching hyenas on tbe tv and he starts barking like them
i also really enjoy the road trip scene in ’blue velvet.
The “In Dreams” scene from Blue Velvet, and the scene where Jeffery hits Dorothy for the first time.
Maddie’s Murder from the Twin Peaks TV series. (Not a movie, but I felt it should be mentioned.) It breaks my heart every time. Oh, and when Jimmy Scott sings “Sycamore Trees” in the black lodge.
The ending, the secret path and the dinner party, Silencio, the love scene and the discovery of the corpse from Mulholland Drive. Maybe I should just say the whole damn movie.
That nightmare sequence from Eraserhead (Henry is decapitated and the baby’s head grows out from his neck…)
The ending of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, and the scene where Laura is crying at the roadhouse and Julee Cruise’s “Questions In A World Of Blue” is playing in the background.
The rabbits, Sue’s death on Hollywood Boulevard, the locomotion and all the scenes on those wintery, Polish streets with the prostitutes in Inland Empire. Oh, and I can’t forget the scene where Nikki stands up during the filming of “On High In Blue Tomorrows”and says “This sounds just like a dialogue from our script!” Utterly terrifying.
The discovery of the car crash victim in Wild at Heart.
The opening and ending scenes of the Elephant Man.
I’m ashamed to say I haven’t seen Lost Highway yet.
Samuryan — that creepy monkey was most definitely real! I had to go back because I wasn’t sure if that was what I saw either..scared me half to death too…
It’s been said many times, but “In Dreams.” Also, the final scene in The Elephant Man, “Oh, you are sick” from Eraserhead, and the audition scene from Mulholland Drive.
- Every scene in “Mulholland Drive” …like, literally every scene.
- ’I’m in your house…’ scene in “Lost Highway”
- The suspense scenes where Kyle is in Isabella’s apartment for the first time in “Blue Velvet”
- The dance scene in “Fire Walk With Me”
It’s not a movie, but…
Twin Peaks – The first time Cooper meets The Man From Another Place.
On Lost Highway, the Robert Blake’s face next to Fred Madison’s at the bed is one of the most horrorific surprises I ’ve ever been caught on. As well, the phone scene is amazing
more often than not, my favorite part of a David Lynch movie is the end. Though, I"m usually sad, too, I mourn for the time I will never get back after sitting through one of (loosely used term here, with some derision) “films.”
I have to second the David Bowie scene from FWWM. The way the one scene takes over the other and the whole thing with Cooper staring at the camera are incredible. Also from the same film the way he explains the dwarfs relationship to the one armed man towards the end gave me goosebumps.
On second thought the greatest moment in a lynch film has to be the scene in Blue Velvet where Jeffrey hits Dorothy because the complete disregard for the audiences need to comfortably identify with a protagonist is the most unsettling film moment of the last 30 years.
Frank Booth: Hey you wanna go for a ride?
Jeffrey Beaumont: No thanks.
Frank Booth: No thanks? What does that mean?
Jeffrey Beaumont: I don’t wanna go.
Frank Booth: Go where?
Jeffrey Beaumont: For a ride.
Frank Booth: A ride! Now that’s a good idea!
Raymond: Do you want me to pour it Frank?
Frank Booth: No I want you to fuck it. Shit, yes, pour the fuckin’ beer!
Frank Booth: Don’t be a good neighbor anymore to her. I’ll have to send you a love letter! Straight from my heart, fucker! You know what a love letter is? It’s a bullet from a fucking gun, fucker! You receive a love letter from me, and you’re fucked forever! You understand, fuck? I’ll send you straight to hell, fucker!… In dreams… I walk with you. In dreams… I talk to you. In dreams, you’re mine… all the time. Forever.
Two from Lost Highway:
The "six fuckin’ car lengths! " scene, and, this:
- He Who controls the Spice, controls the Universe!
- Let’s fuck! I’ll fuck anything that moves!
- This is a snakeskin jacket! And for me it’s a symbol of my individuality ….and my belief in personal freedom.
- What do you need that grabber for, Alvin? ….Grabbin!
- Captain, this is some spooky shit we got here
- NO HAY BANDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Hey! Watch this move (snaps her finger)
Every scene in Blue Velvet.
Not sure if anyone has said this, but the scene in which Nick Cage sings Love Me by Elvis in Wild at Heart is pretty amazing. And the scene when Defoe sort of rapes Laura Dern is pretty sweet too.
The puppies suckling from their mother teet in Eraserhead
or Alvin Straight saying “wieners” in The Straight Story
Dinner Table scene in ERASERHEAD
The elephants of ELEPHANT MAN
Still can’t imagine what “Return of the Jedi” would’ve been like if Lynch accepted Lucas’ opportunity to direct.
In Blue Velvet. When Isabella Rosselini walks out of Laura Dern’s character’s house, naked, and falls in to Jeffery’s arms.
My favorite Lynch moments are nearly all musical, besides the first.
Laura Dern’s speech about the dream she had, horribly undercut immediately after by Lynch. I don’t like the film, but that scene is great on its own.
Melissa George’s song, intercut with Justin Theroux finally, hollowly saying “this is the girl.”
The entire “Llorando” scene, with Diane’s seizure.
Strange, what love is.
Everyone is doin’ a brand new dance now, come on baby, do the locomotion.
The song at the end when Laura Dern and the crying girl kiss.
Nina Simone – Sinnerman over the end credits.
When the bum appears from behind the wall in Mulholland Drive (scared the fuck out of me)
Betty’s audition (phenomenal performance by N. Watts)
The “this is the girl” moment while the girl is singing that catchy 60’s pop tune
A random moment when Betty and Rita go club Silencio and the camera sort of stumbles and then rushes towards the door (it just seems so foreboding)
The scene in Inland Empire when Nicki rehearses the script and cries
The scene when Nicki comes back in on herself while rehearsing the scene
When Nicki is crying while all the whores look at her after her mind snapped and that creepy Ghosts of Love song is playing
When the dude got ketchup on his shirt in Inland Empire was funny as heck.
That scene in Mulholland Drive where Justin Theroux realizes his wife is cheating on him and methodically takes the paint can and her jewelery box into the kitchen and pours the paint all over its contents.
The first time I saw Mulholland Drive, I didn’t know who Naomi Watts was, and in her opening scenes I thought, wow, what a naive and miscast actor this is. When she transforms during her audition scene, it’s just astounding. Needless to say, by the time the film was over, she was unforgettable.
The two scenes that crystallize Lynchian dread for me are:
1: The scene behind the coffee shop in Mulholland Drive (you feel his terror)
2: The phone scene in Lost Highway
I got into The Elephant Man when I was very young, and it’s always been one of the most touching films for me, but the final scene is the kicker.