David Lynch is back on show number 200! Double Feature choices – why pair these two films? Getting to the truth of Tod Browning’s Freaks. Who director Tod Browning is and what else he’s known for. The lewd and taboo. The lost film London After Midnight. Freakshows as exploitation. Freakshows as empowerment. Olga Baclanova has a rough time. Pillow man. What a sideshow display illustrates to us about humanity. Modern side shows. Jim Rose Circus. Walt Disney presents a film by David Lynch. The Straight Story. David Lynch does the morning weather! Why and how The Straight Story exists. Mary Sweeney. Editing digitally vs editing on film. Avid and Final Cut. Still expecting terrible things to happen. Signature, shining through. Theories on how David Lynch starts his day. The normal life of a crazy director. Getting picked up by Disney. Common Ground.
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Also referenced: The Elephant Man, Dracula, The Wicked Darling, The Unholy Three, The Unknown, London After Midnight, Inglourious Basterds, Mark of the Vampire, Mad Max, Baretta, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Repo the Genetic Opera, Carnivale, Inland Empire, Mullholland Drive, Lost Highway, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Hostel Room, Dune, Orson Wells (The Trial), Crank, Burn After Reading, My Bloody Valentine, Poltergeist
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Director: Tod Browning
Writer: Tod Robbins
Starring: Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates, Wallace Ford
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.
The Straight Story
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Director: David Lynch
Writer: John Roach, Mary Sweeney
Starring: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Tracey Maloney, Dan Flannery
An old man makes a long journey by tractor to mend his relationship with an ill brother.