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Lynch One
« on: January 04, 2007, 11:54:47 AM »
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Documenting David Lynch
Source: Canon Europe
 
Jason Scheunemann is working with a mystery. Since November last year, he has been trailing filmmaker David Lynch – recording the director in a fly on the wall style whilst Lynch completes his latest film project. Shrouded in secrecy, details about the new Lynch project have been few and far between, Lynch being a master at playing his cards very close. All this lends Scheunemann’s film a double edge of secrecy – the secrecy of Lynch’s new film, and the mystery that is Lynch himself.

Using gear from Canon, Scheunemann has been following David Lynch since November recording a fly on the wall documentary about him and his latest project. Lynch is one of Hollywood’s most intriguing and private characters. With a feature film career that commenced with 1977’s Eraserhead, Lynch has presented an oft times nightmarish and indecipherable alternative universe in his films – and it is for these complexities that fans love his work. Scheunemann has known Lynch for some time, and approached him last July with a proposal for a documentary on him. Says Scheunemann “David was extremely accommodating with regard to granting me permission to make this film about him. The first wave of filming took place in Los Angeles in early November 2004, and then continued in Lodz, Poland in December.”

In keeping with the secrecy surrounding the new film project, the images that you see here were shot while Lynch was doing a photo shoot with the EOS 1DS Mark II as part of the CAMERIMAGE festival in Poland.


 
Following filming in Poland, Scheunemann cut a short pilot documentary. To get permission to continue filming Lynch, Scheunemann showed him the rough cut. If Lynch didn’t like the work, Scheunemann’s documentary would have been cut short. “David saw the pilot that I made from the footage in Poland, and all I can say is that I am still here today, filming!”

For the shoot in Poland, Scheunemann had assembled a crew to assist in filming. “The crew was quite large, especially for a documentary,” says Scheunemann. The role of the documentarian is to become as invisible as possible, to remove the distance between the subject and the camera, which can obviously be quite difficult if there are several people following them about. One of the advantages of shooting with digital, rather than with film, is that the filmmaker can be much less obtrusive. Scheunemann tells us that, since returning to Los Angeles to film, “It has only been me and my Canon cameras. I enjoy the freedom of digital, especially with regard to lighting and ease of manoeuvrability.” Scheunemann has largely been recording with an XM2 and MVX35i.



Scheunemann is relatively new to filmmaking, and wants to ensure that the film that he makes expresses his voice, and not the voice of his subject. “David is the only filmmaker that I have worked with, so my frame of reference is quite limited. It would seem only natural that David would influence my style. It poses a difficult and interesting challenge for me to not be accused of mimicking David. Many of the same things that interest David also interest me, but his approach to these things is entirely unique.” For what he wants his film to show, Scheunemann says, “I am trying to give the world a personal view of David. I want to show them that he is a very happy, very funny, very nice person who just happens to be able to take them into very mysterious worlds”.

Spending so much time with Lynch affords Scheunemann the chance to learn from one of the masters of his craft. “David is like a battery that people plug into, he feeds the creative process,” explains Scheunemann. “I enjoy watching him direct and try to learn from him so that I can apply my style to the knowledge he is giving.” In describing Lynch’s directorial technique Scheunemann explains, “David is a very spontaneous director, he knows what he wants, but is not afraid to let ‘happy accidents’ make their way onto the set”.

Scheunemann will continue to trail David Lynch until August, and hopes that his film will be ready for release at the end of next year. In keeping with the silence that surrounds Lynch’s latest film, Scheunemann will have to wait until Lynch’s film is released before he shows his own project to the world – lest he be one to let the cat out of the bag. He needs to be necessarily vague about the details of his project. It must be a big responsibility to be the keeper of David Lynch’ secrets.




http://www.canon-europe.com/you_connect/july2005/davidlynch/



You can check out some of the notes from the documentary on the filmmaker's Blog:
http://davidlynchdoc2007.blogspot.com/
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Re: Lynch One
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2007, 07:57:38 PM »
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David Lynch Documentary 2007 Official Myspace Page:


http://www.myspace.com/davidlynchdocumentary2007
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Re: Lynch One
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2007, 12:41:03 AM »
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Teaser Trailer here.
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Re: Lynch One
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2007, 05:55:03 AM »
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endless 'nothing is what it seems'-isms

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Re: Lynch One
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2007, 12:38:00 AM »
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'Lynch' has a secret documentary
Film chronicles director's 'Empire' process
Source: Variety
 
David Lynch is still messing with us.

The director, who self-distribbed his impenetrable "Inland Empire" -- and then campaigned on its behalf by sitting with a cow on the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and La Brea -- has a new trick up his sleeve.

Turns out that when Lynch spent two years hopping around the world shooting "Inland," he had cameras rolling on him as well.

The result is a previously unknown full-length doc titled "Lynch," which documents the filmmaker's process of making "Empire."

"Lynch," which was financed by a Danish government film fund, will be shopped at the Cannes market in hopes of snaring buyers from the international territories where Lynch is adored. Theatrical rights will be available in every global territory except North America, where, like "Inland," the movie will probably be self-distribbed; DVD rights are available worldwide.

A half-hour piece of the docu titled "Lynch 2" also has been included on the DVD of "Inland," which Rhino Entertainment will release on homevid Aug. 14.

Just who got such access to Lynch's famously quirky set is unclear; the director is "choosing to remain anonymous" and is credited only with the nom de plume "blackANDwhite." The mystery director, who "lived and worked at Lynch's home," said in a statement that, "My goal is to present to the world the unique experience of being with David Lynch for a prolonged period of time, watching him as he creates on a day-to-day basis."

With such intimate access, is it possible that the director is Lynch himself?

Reps at Lynch's distribution shingle denied the possibility. "I can tell you 100% that it's not David," said Eric Bassett.

Bassett described the doc as a film that exists "somewhere between a documentary and a David Lynch movie." It also "shows some rough stuff that I'm pretty shocked David let out," Bassett says. "There are a lot of problems on the set. David admits he has no idea what he's doing sometimes."

The moniker of Lynch's distribution arm may give a clue as to how the helmer views the creative process and, indeed, the world.

It's called Absurda.
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Re: Lynch One
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2007, 01:03:03 PM »
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Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

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Re: Lynch One
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2007, 08:54:11 PM »
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Lynch One, the David Lynch documentary following Lynch on his journey will be opening in several cities theatrically.

In Seattle:

Friday, Oct. 12th, 2007
LYNCH ONE (Digital, A 90 minute feature, NW premiere)
7:00 PM
plus
INLAND EMPIRE (35mm)
9:00 PM
Location:
The Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

300 seat capacity.

Advance tickets will be on sale at Scarecrow Video (www.scarecrow.com), date TBA. Ticket prices are $10 SAM, MOHAI, Warren Report members and students/$12 regular and a $15 for both screenings. This event is co-sponsored by Absurda, The Seattle Art Museum and Scarecrow Video. The filmmaker of Lynch One, BlackandWhite, will be in attendance of both screenings and will introduce the film and will be doing a Q and A.

Lynch One will then be opening in New York on Oct. 26th (one week run) with Blackandwhite in attendance.
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Re: Lynch One
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2007, 09:10:15 PM »
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4 1/2 hours of lynch. i Think my brain would explode before my ass went numb
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Re: Lynch One
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2007, 04:16:39 PM »
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A Message from the David Lynch Documentary Crew
Note from the DL documentary crew

hi everyone........... we are getting ready to launch the film in the states and are asking for all of your help in getting the word out. we are a very grass roots operation and are proud of it, but we also understand the downside of this type of promotion------- basically we wont be able to inform everyone we want to unless we can find a way to reach them........... this is where you guys come in. we will send out bulletins but ask that you forward those bulletins to other myspacers or copy those bulletins and forward them in emails to anyone that you think might want to see this film. we apologize in advance if you receive repeat bulletins but as we all know, if you dont see a bulletin the minute it is posted it can get buried in the stack, never to be seen again.

i guess that is it........ well, there is 1 more thing....... as we go along in this process we are trying to get the film into as many theaters as possible but sometimes theater owners are hesitant. if you would like to see this film please HARRASS your local art house theater and tell them to contact ABSURDA---------- and we will do everything in our power to get the film to you.

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the LYNCH team


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Re: Lynch One
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2007, 06:32:13 PM »
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...NEON?

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Re: Lynch One
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2007, 11:44:21 AM »
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...NEON?

<--------   here's my part  :yabbse-smiley:

i knowthat i wont be seeing this until the dvd release.  which sucks.

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Re: Lynch One
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2007, 12:42:06 PM »
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I saw this as a double header, it came on right after Eraserhead was screened in 35mm.  It was really cool see David Lynch in this light, the doc is assembled in a very appropriate manner for him.  I kept hearing it was going to be way too preachy about meditation, but not really at all. 

Pretty much the best part was when he was asking for a 16 year old one legged girl, a beautiful Eurasian, a monkey, etc.
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Re: Lynch One
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2008, 12:43:35 PM »
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So. Cal residents:

LYNCH (One), Eraserhead, and Lynch Short Films at LACMA this Friday and Saturday

http://www.lacma.org/programs/FilmListing.aspx#1188240397660
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Re: Lynch One
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2008, 01:04:34 PM »
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Fuck ya, I'll be saturday...if nothing else comes up.
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Re: Lynch One
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2008, 11:15:30 AM »
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LYNCH (one) and (two) Available on Netflix on Demand
Can't wait until August to see LYNCH (one) on DVD? Well, it's now available to view on demand at Netflix.com.

http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Lynch_Lynch_2/70082638?lnkctr=srchrd-sr&strkid=742730821_0_0
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