Diane Ladd in Wild At Heart.
The Elephant Man – pretty much the whole film, but especially the last scene
Blue Velvet – Isabella Rossilini singing ‘Blue Velvet’
Locomotion. Because come on.
The Deer lady and her rant in The Straight Story. Also, perhaps just for its oddness, I really like that long shot of Alvin motionless on the lawnmower when it breaks down at the very end.
That wide shot of Bill Pullman in prison against the gray wall — which comes close to referencing Josef K shutting the giant doors in Welles’ The Trial. Also the boathouse exploding backwards and the sex in front of the car.
The fatally head-wounded but upright man knocking over the lamp in Blue Velvet.
The city night street shots on the way to Club Silencio, and the manner in which the direction suddenly becomes so unhinged and, in hindsight, hints towards the primary style of Inland Empire.
Far too many things in Inland Empire to recount, but among them the bit with the cigarette and the silk.
Beyond that, I seem to share a lot of the same favorites with everyone else. We all do, in fact.
The Robert Blake phone scene and the “surveillance” camera video in Lost Highway.
Ditto, Kate, on Blake and phone.
“I’d like to apologize to you gentlemen for refering to you as homosexuals” scene in Wild at Heart",
but really wild at heart just in general. So much quotable dialoque. The Bobby peru rape scene, the wizard of oz illusions, the rocking soundtrack, isabella soon to be ex lynch perdita durango
So many great David Lynch scenes, but I’ll name a few:
Mystery Man on the phone
Lady in the Radiator
All of Blue Velvet
Man, I sure would like David Lynch to make another film real soon!
I’ll have to go with the Mystery Man on the phone scene from Lost Highway. Fascinating and terrifying at the same time.
Also, the man behind the diner scene from Mulholland Dr.
I haven’t seen Inland Empire yet. Is it any good?
The diner scene in Mulholland Drive.
I’d say that it depends on how much of a Lynch devotee you are, but if you are really interested in his films as a whole canon, and/or have a particular fascination with his aesthetic then you will find some element of reward in watching Inland Empire, as it acts as sort of compendium of all of his obsessions and archetypes and aesthetics.
It is without doubt his most ‘difficult’ film narrative-wise. But if you follow the themes and imagery I think it actually falls together quite cohesively and beautifully.
And on that note, if you do watch it I highly recommend taking a look at this thread(http://mubi.com/topics/your-interpretation-of-this-film?page=1) afterword, along with the other threads attached to the film on here.
And just for the record, I personally think the film is exquisite.
It has to be the Dean Stockwell scene from Blue Velvet. Cinema perfecto!
DONT YOU EVER FUCKING TAILGATE! DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY FUCKING CAR LENGTHS IT TAKES TO STOP A CAR AT 35 MILES PER HOUR?
Hi! Thanks for responding. Yeah his aesthetic most definitely appeals to me, although I think it works kinda hit and miss in some cases.
I’ve read some really polar reviews on IE, ranging from crushing criticism to vehement praise, so I guess I’ll have to find out for myself. What I do know for sure is that it’s another freakin’ brain-twister but if it’s an “exquisite” brain-twister, I don’t mind :)
The entire dinner with the family scene in Eraserhead.
The rabbits in Inland Empire.
Dean Stockwell singing some Orbison.
The whole of the Darkened Room short
I’ll second the family dinner scene with the chicken in Eraserhead.
Blue Vevet – The dead cop still standing. So weird.
Fire Walk With Me- Cooper running back and forth to the security monitor. Even weirder.
Dune- The little girl Allia relish at offing The Baron.
“Heineken! Fuck that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!” – Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet
“Did I ever tell you this jacket is a symbol of my individuality and my belief in personal freedom?” – Nicolas Cage in Wild at Heart
The chicken that spewed blood on the dinner table on Eraserhead, and when the woman who has those cheek tumors dance and those giant sperm falling down, that’s hilarious
Indeed, and let us know what you think of it when you see it.
I have a couple of favorite parts.
The love making scene from Lost Highway, and the lovemaking scene from Eraserhead.
I love the Club Silencio scene of Mulholland Drive, and the theatre scene of Inland Empire.
I also love the entirety of “The Grandmother”.
“Look at my knees!”
don’t say please fuckhead!
at the moment, here’s what i could think of…
-in heaven everything is fine
-jeffery beaumont’s dream after seeing frank booth for the first time. the way david lynch mixes the sound in that sequence gives me the chills
-the scene in wild at heart when diane ladd paints her face with lipstick
-fire walk with me
-the dream sequence where we quickly see bill pullman sitting over his dead wife, then it cuts right in to the cop punching him in the face going; “SIT DOWN, KILLER!”
-’we’ve met before havent we…"
-cousin dell (wild at heart)
-the theater seen towards the end of mullholand drive when naomi watss starts to shake violently in her chair
-the cowboy’s first appearance in mulholland drive
-the locomotion scene in inland empire
-the scene when laura dern first meets the whores in inland empire
probably the audition scene in Mulholland Dr. … can’t really make up my mind
There is a really underrated magical moment at the beginning of Blue Velvet, which isn’t mentioned by anyone (I checked hope I didn’t missed)
“Jeff’s father gets a heart attack while pulling the hose (not “that” hose, watering hose) and then camera slides slowly to the grass. Actually it gets into the grass and gives a close shot of weird insects for a bit."
It is really my favourite of all those Lynch scenes. I think It is weirdest .Actually I think Blue Velvet was the weirdest Lynch film. Generally Mullholand Dr. or Lost Highway seems more edgy. But in Blue Velvet, you land yourself on a resistant story (at least a resistant plot than his other films) and It goes normal. You fool yourself that you are watching a normal film, not a film by Lynch. But then he strikes slowly and silently with a few “goofy” and weird scenes. For example, The scene where Dorothy singing Blue Velvet. The orchestra was full at the beginning, but after passing to the end of the song, orchestra remains only one person. That scene felt like a film goof. But a conscious goof. or that Yellow Suit Man standing dead. And when Blue Velvet finished I didn’t felt awkward as happened for the other Lynchs. But after a while it really affected. I think similar for Wild at Heart but Blue Velvet suits this more.
Let’s hit the fucking road
the end of Fire Walk With Me and Inland Empire; every scene with Karolina in IE; in MD, the Diane’s eyes when the other two announce their marriage, soft happiness; in Blue Velvet, the conversation between Kyle and Laura Dern when they talk about love and evil, near the church; the beginning of MDrive;
“We don’t stop here”