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. adric

    adric New Member

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    well eraserhead since its one of my favorite movies of all time. but next wouldve been inland empire which isnt on the list. inland just seemed to build on what mulholland drive started and turned out a total mindfuck. and i loved it
     
  2. Darga

    Darga Narcissistic Personality

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    It's hard to pick between Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive, but I went with Wild Heart just for Bobby Peru........
     
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    THE ELEPHANT MAN is his most mature film in my opinion,then BLUE VELVET.
     
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    Revisited Mulholland Drive for the first time tonight since the theatrical movie was new and I thought it was an absolute mess. But then, I'm a bit prejudiced since the first time I saw the film it was in it's original TV pilot format. The seams where Lynch took an unfinished product and tacked on a rather incongruous ending in order to give it some kind of closure is just too much for me to ignore. This movie doesn't have any point or hidden meaning to it, it's sole reason for existing is because David Lynch didn't want to waste the time and film he spent in producing it. But if people really find Mulholland Drive his best work then I can't argue with it. I just don't think he really put all that much thought into it, is all.
     
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    why was INLAND EMPIRE left off the list? It's my least favorite, but still.....

    my vote goes to BLUE VELVET for best Lynch film.....
     
  6. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

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    Check the dates. This thread began in 2002, well before Inland Empire.
     
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    I'm really not a fan of Lynch. I enjoy Blue Velvet, mostly for Hopper, and that's about it. I get a smug, pseudo-intellectual, pretentious vibe from most of his work too.
     
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    Definitely Blue Velvet.

    I love Twin Peaks, but never really cared for Fire Walk With Me
     
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    I would disagree, respectfully. His stuff just comes off as weird to me, but I mean that in the most affectionate way possible. He also comes off as incredibly humble in interviews and readily admits how weird he is and the inaccessible nature of some of his stuff.

    It's been awhile, but my favorites of his are probably his most commercial. Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, and the Elephant Man.
     
  10. evildeadfan123

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    It was between Elephant Man and Dune. I went with Dune. Elephant was a closed 2nd.
     
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    Blue Velvet is my favorite. I like to check out all of his films, but prefer the ones with a more cohesive story such as Velvet, Wild at Heart, and Elephant Man.
     
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    Right now, I'm inclined toward Lost Highway. But I haven't seen Mulholland Drive yet. I have a feeling that might be his really great movie.
     
  13. mtorriero

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    Blue Velvet!! Can we talk characters???
     
  14. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    I don't know, but I think I'd like to hear what you have to say.
     
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    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me watched it many times.
     
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    Blue velvet is my fav, first one I saw from "if you ask me" one of the best filmmakers ever.
    Second best would be Eraserhead, then Wild at heart and Mulholland drive.

    I think Dune is ok, but hate Straight story and Inland empire. Thought Inland was a bit to much and Straigth story like a disney movie. I heard he stopped doing movies?
    Its a shame. Remember that rumour of him doing the nigthmare on elmstreet remake?
    How wierd would that be? HAHAHA
     
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    I find Dune to be the most rewatchable, and defiantly get the more use out of that dvd then any other of Lynch films. So I voted for that. I see lots of love for Blue Velvet on here and I can't say I blame you guys its an awesome film.
     
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    First of all, I love David Lynch! I would say Elephant Man is his best but as far as my personal favorite - that honor goes to Mulholland Drive.

    I am actually almost finished with Twin Peaks (the tv series) - I received the gold box for christmas when it first came out but never got around to watching the entire thing. I remember the 1st time I rented Twin Peaks at Hollywood Video and I put the DVD in with such excitement but it was the old DVD and it said "previously on Twin Peaks" and at 1st I thought - maybe this is David Lynch being weird and throwing the viewer off. LOL

    Once, I realized it was missing the pilot I had no desire to really get into it as it seems stupid to watch anything without the pilot. Now, I have 7 more episodes left with the gold box and then I'll be finished. The scene where Maddy is attacked was amazing and chilling!!!

    It's funny how the quality dropped so fast after Laura Palmer's murder was resolved. But, it's starting to pick up steam again. I particulary like the post-LP episode with the shoot out with Cooper and David Duchovny in drag, when Nadine attacks Hank, and Leo wakes up. Too bad ABC killed it by changing it's time slots frequently.

    After I finish the 7 episodes, I will be checking out Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. I also haven't seen Dune or Lost Highway.
     
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    Blue Velvet, but Mulholland Drive is really close.
     

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