The rules for this silent tribute were that it had to be less than 1 minute long, shot on silent-era equipment, using in-camera editing with no more than 3 shots. Lynch does well with the challenge: this is a coherent, 55-second condensation of his Lynchisms (noir rewired with a spiritual psychotrip) that gets shotgunned through the screen like the darkest fantasy sketch Georges Melies never made.
David Lynch was invited by Sarah Moon and Philippe Poulet to celebrate the first centenary of cinema by making a film using the first motion picture camera, the original Cinematographe used by the Lumière Brothers. Thirty nine others made films but by common agreement his was the most ambitious and fully realized. It had to be shot in one continuous take by sunlight and could last no more than fifty five seconds.