The Short Films of David Lynch
dir. David Lynch, US, 1968, video, color, 4 min.
A disturbing early
animation that displays Lynch’s penchant for dark humor, The Alphabet stars the director’s
wife Peggy and combines live action and animated sequences.
The Cowboy & the Frenchman
dir. David Lynch, US/France, 1988, video, 26 min.
Little seen short film by David Lynch is set on a ranch in the turn-of-the-20th Century Wild West, USA is a collision of cultures where a grizzled, hard-of-hearing cowboy, Silm, and his two friends, Dusty and Pete, capture a mysterous, well-dressed Frenchman. Unable to understand each other, the fast-talking, slang-speaking cowboys and the non-English speaking Frenchman make the most of the situation while an Indian, named Broken Feather, joins the group and sets it into a perfect harmony with songs and dancing.
dir. David Lynch, US 2002, video, 43 min.
A collection of disturbing episodes featuring a cast of rabbit/human hybrids, the result is somewhere between a television sitcom and a work of absurdist theater. Portions of Rabbits also appear in the film Inland Empire.