Best David Lynch film

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What do you think is David Lynch's best film?

  1. Mulholland Drive

    21 vote(s)
    20.6%
  2. Lost Highway

    9 vote(s)
    8.8%
  3. Eraserhead

    9 vote(s)
    8.8%
  4. Blue Velvet

    28 vote(s)
    27.5%
  5. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

    6 vote(s)
    5.9%
  6. The Elephant Man

    12 vote(s)
    11.8%
  7. Wild at Heart

    6 vote(s)
    5.9%
  8. Dune

    9 vote(s)
    8.8%
  9. The Straight Story

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  1. Damage

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    Wild at Heart for me, though I love `em all.

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  2. 4Gotten1

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    Blue Velvet
     
  3. thrashard76

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    Mulholland Drive
    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
    Wild at Heart
    Blue Velvet
     
  4. SaviniFan

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    Missed this one. Blue Velvet for me with Wild at Heart a close second.
     
  5. allmessedup

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    Qualitywise, I think THE ELEPHANT MAN is his best film, although my personal favorite is probably BLUE VELVET--that movie is a classic.

    I like all of them except DUNE and MULLHOLLAND DR. THE STRAIGHT STORY was a really wonderful movie too.
     
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    Blue Velvet followed by Wild at Heart.

    Dune I hated/was bored by when I was a kid, but I watched it a bit back and it's definitely gotten better with age.
     
  7. RyanPC

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    I haven't seen all the movies on that list but so far I'd have to say Blue Velvet. I didn't like any of the others I've seen (Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me, Mulholland Dr., Eraserhead).
     
  8. Myron Breck

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    Then you should at least give WILD AT HEART a shot now that it's out on DVD.
     
  9. PMcG_6

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    Blue Velvet for me. Lynch is one of my faves so iot was hard to pick. Mulholland Dr. was great and I've seen Dune a million times. Good shite.
     
  10. Mok

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    Lost Highway
     
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    I went with Blue Velvet. Elephant Man is brilliant, but it's also the least like a Lynch film, it's much more mainstream. I generally don't go into a Lynch film hoping for that.
     
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    Just found this poll while searching for a thread on the Elephant Man. My favorite film is still Blue Velvet. Anywho, back to the Elephant Man. I just bought it on DVD and it is my first time seeing it in several years. I'll be damned if it isn't one of the most heart-wrenchingly sad movies I've ever seen. It's not Lynch's best, but it's number 2 on my list of Lynch films and would probably even rank in my top 20.
     
  13. life_o_petey

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    i'm taking a class on Lynch and Almodovar next semester. and possibly a class on Cronenberg if it gets approved. That's right, envy me.

    i assume i picked Twin Peaks when i voted, but if not, that's my favorite now.
     
  14. David Lo Pan

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    Having seen them all and loved them all my favorite remains Lost Highway. However, I believe his best works are Eraserhead and Blue Velvet, while Eraserhead (which gets my vote) is less accessible yet more impressive.

    Which is your #1 all time favorite?
     
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    Lynch is my favorite living director, and Blue Velvet is my all-time favorite film. Mulholland Drive and Eraserhead follow, but I personally don't dislike any of his work. My least favorite of his films is Dune, but even that clearly has some merit. His depiction of Baron Harkonnen is fantastic.
     
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    Blue Velvet: the first Lynch movie I ever saw and longtime personal favorite. Dennis Hopper, Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dean Stockwell, Laura Dern, and Jack Nance are all superb in their roles!

    I would probably rank Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, and Mulholland Drive next.
     
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    Overall, I'd say the first season of Twin Peaks was the best thing he's ever done.

    But, I swear to god, with no irony or sarcasm, "Dune" is the only one of his films that I find myself watching repeatedly.

    While I do think that his films are gorgeous to look at, and I can see why other people like them so much, I just feel something smug and condescending in most of his stuff. As if he were saying "I am too smart and deep for you to understand. I just dare you to figure this out."
     
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    what about "inland empire"?
     
  19. Rockmjd

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    The Elephant Man
     
  20. VenicuS

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    "Wild at Heart" is the top Lynch flick for me. It proves that Nicholas Cage actually could act once upon a time, and I love Willem Dafoe's character. But for sheer "bizarre", I'll go with "Eraserhead".
     

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