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The Director's Chair => David Lynch => Topic started by: Ghostboy on June 03, 2003, 05:12:06 PM

Title: Only somewhat cool...
Post by: Ghostboy on June 03, 2003, 05:12:06 PM
The coolest thing I've done in LA so far is go by David Lynch's house....or actually, his three somehow interconnected houses, including the one used in Los Angeles. I resisted the impulse to go leave a videotape in a manila envelope on the doorstep.
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Post by: Sleuth on June 03, 2003, 05:38:19 PM
That's pretty cool.  What are you doing there?  Something to do with your movie?
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Post by: Gold Trumpet on June 03, 2003, 05:54:22 PM
You should have left the videotape of your short film on the doorstep. What can you lose? Worse case scenario, he throws it out but at least you will be doing something to try to get in the door even if that kind of thing is the typical for LA.

~rougerum
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Post by: children with angels on June 03, 2003, 06:03:02 PM
That would be such a great gimmick! I wonder if anyone's thought to do that before... If not I bet he'd be pretty amused and would probably watch it. If you're still in LA when you read this, Ghostboy, I say go for it...!
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Post by: ono on June 03, 2003, 06:45:15 PM
If you're gonna do something like that, make sure it's memorable, like in the form of an homage that you know he'll get.  Like, put a fake severed ear on top of it, or maybe construct a crude blue box with a blue key, and put the tape inside.  Or you could go with the whole calf-baby motif from Eraserhead, but I have no idea how you'd work that in to a pitch.  ;)
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Post by: children with angels on June 03, 2003, 06:50:42 PM
Have you seen Lost Highway?!
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Post by: godardian on June 03, 2003, 06:58:04 PM
I'd say seeing where David Lynch lives is more than just somewhat cool... was his abode "Lynchian" in any way? Did it remind you of one of his films? Any outward signs of the personality on the inside?

We should have a "Xixax Cribs" topic where we could discuss these things.
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Post by: MacGuffin on June 03, 2003, 07:03:07 PM
Fuck it, knock on the door and sell it to Lynch for $8.
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Post by: ono on June 03, 2003, 07:04:16 PM
Quote from: children with angels
Have you seen Lost Highway?!

Umm... if that was directed to me, no I haven't.  Only seen a couple of his films.  They're incredibly hard to find.  The library at my uni does have Lost Highway, luckily enough (and The Straight Story for that matter, which I haven't seen either but am planning on soon).  Why, though?

Quote from: MacGuffin
Fuck it, knock on the door and sell it to Lynch for $8.

Or that.  Sure shows chutzpah, that's for sure.  :)
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Post by: children with angels on June 03, 2003, 07:08:13 PM
Quote from: godardian
I'd say seeing where David Lynch lives is more than just somewhat cool... was his abode "Lynchian" in any way? Did it remind you of one of his films? Any outward signs of the personality on the inside?

We should have a "Xixax Cribs" topic where we could discuss these things.


I think he used it as Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette's house in Lost Highway, hence Ghostboy's original plan of the video. I believe in his first post he wrote Los Angeles intead of Lost Highway by mistake - must be the smog...

Onomatopoeia: it's just that the leaving of the video on a doorstep is a reference to that movie... It's really great (my favourite Lynch) - you should check it out.
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Post by: ono on June 03, 2003, 07:09:13 PM
Oh, OK.  I figured as much.  Thanks.  The manila envelope seems rather universal, though, which is why I didn't quite get it.
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Post by: ębrad on June 04, 2003, 12:31:09 AM
i don't know about lynch's house, but i did read one hilarious interview w/ him after mullholland came out. during the interview, which was done at his office, he gets a phone call from his son, who was like 5 or 6 years old. the son asks lynch if he can jump into the pool in their backyard while riding his bike. Lynch goes; "Of course not! What did you think I was going to say?" he hangs up. "(sighs) kids," he says to the reporter.

the questions is; what would it be like to be david lynch's son? i read one thing one of lynch's best friends said about him; :"he's almost too normal. in fact, he's so normal its weird."
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Post by: xerxes on June 04, 2003, 01:54:40 AM
i think i remember that article

or someone telling me about it
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Post by: Cecil on June 04, 2003, 07:07:23 AM
on the blue velvet se dvd, there was a guy telling a story of how one day lynch and his son got a whole chicken, took it apart and put it back together differently each time taking a picture. then the next day on the set hed show the pictures to people. one of them had the chickens head up its ass. i dunno about this normal business.
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Post by: Pas on June 06, 2003, 03:36:26 PM
I read too that with his ex wife, when Jess Lynch was little, they'd go and find dirt and garbage in the park and let it rot on the table just to see what would happen.  :lol:
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Post by: MacGuffin on October 07, 2009, 10:54:00 AM
I guess I'll hijack this thread to relay an encounter with Lynch (sparked by pic's run in with Kaufman):


This happened on Saturday, Sept. 12 - the opening of Lynch's art show at the Griffin in Santa Monica. My friend (shameless plug alert: star of my short film, Autology, now available), her boyfriend, and myself attended the opening of the show. Wall-to-wall hipster douches were there too, looking more like they want to be seen than seeing the artworks. We tour the gallery and take in all paintings, agreeing that we like his paintings more than his photographs (we all went the Sparklehorse gallery a few months prior). She's not an actress or part of the whole Hollywood scene, so she gets a little star struck (got tongue tied when Alfred Molina attended a gathering as part of her work), and I usually play a game with her (think of the bar scene in Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang) where I point out people who look like celebs. "Oh, look, there's Shia LaBouf," "Leonard Nimoy," etc. So to my surprise, I'm the one flabbergasted when I see the white hair of the man himself, surrounded by throngs of people. When I told her, I had to preface it with, "I'm being serious. I'm not kidding, but David Lynch is over there." We all saw him and freaked out. We wanted to approach, but what would we say? I didn't want to just say the cliched comments about loving his work, etc. That's what everybody else was kissing his ass about. He seemed very approachable because all the fakers were glad-handing him and waxing his car. Then, she comes up with, "I should just tell him how much I love his coffee." Light bulb goes off. I tell her, "You should. Everybody else is telling him how much they love his paintings and films. Guaranteed no one else will comment on his coffee. He'll remember that." But she's hesitant to. Patricia Arquette and Thomas Jane hug him and talk to him. Roger Corman shakes hands and pictures are taken. Lynch's people start taking him away. If she's going to do it, she'll have to now before he gets away. We follow him out to his car, like we're part of his entourage. On his way towards the door, he's met with a procession of people complimenting him; one man Pakistani asks if he's be to Pakistan. He's at his car now, and he's met by a couple ladies. His car door is open, ready for him to get in. Then... My friend got some balls and actually cut in front of the blonde as she was talking and told him, "I love your coffee and art." The master replied, in his distinguishable voice, "Thanks a million." He was about to get inside his Scion when I shouted out, "Get a picture of you two?" He obliged and posed with her. I shook his hand and thanked him. And like that *poof* he was gone.



(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o15/Mac_Guffin/P1020879.jpg)
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Post by: Fernando on October 07, 2009, 12:28:36 PM
awesome encounter mac, you must have a million like this or at least a couple worth posting.
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Post by: Champion Souza on October 23, 2011, 09:41:13 PM
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Post by: KJ on October 24, 2011, 09:35:38 AM
oh dear..
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Post by: Pubrick on October 24, 2011, 11:51:36 AM
he has been redeemed!

almost.
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Post by: ono on March 19, 2012, 06:00:45 AM
Lynch Draws Tattoo for Fan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtuX1WujRz8&list=UUSL0hVgQdCX-kNEUJ86EnWQ&index=1&feature=plcp)