Fandor Keyframe’s latest video tribute showcases the ambient sounds of David Lynch’s films. But these scenes of “buzzing light fixtures, inexplicable roars, and mechanical hisses” are usually paralleled by Lynch’s ambient visual impressions — the double yellow line of a dark highway, the umbilical coil of a telephone cord, or a scarlet lampshade. Inspired by Lynch’s work, we’re presenting the ambient films of other directors — those who create an all-encompassing atmosphere characterized by impressionistic sights and sounds.
If you’re about 30 years old, like I am, chances are your lifelong romance with Clueless probably began with a mall multiplex, some spilled popcorn, and weeks of quoting such catchphrases as “whatever” and “as if.” But you probably didn’t quite realize — I certainly didn’t, at least — until years later that Amy Heckerling packed her movie full of cultural references of all kinds. There are even plenty of highbrow shoutouts in Clueless. Here’s a selection of favorites, from Nietzsche to Lynch. …Read More
We’ve waited through the announcements, the casting sessions, David Lynch’s departure, David Lynch’s return—oh, plus, y’know, the 24 years before any of that started. But it seems were going to have to wait a little longer for the upcoming Showtime revival of Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks.
The imagination of the Angulo brothers runs dark and wild in “Mirror Heart,” their short film for VICE, which starts when a human-sized, DIY, portable telephone places a call: “To get some sun, press 1. For flu, press 2. Stung by a bee? Press 3.” The phone is antagonized by a giant bee, which is turn gives life to two crepe paper flower figures.
FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (and David Lynch) will be back in the upcoming Twin Peaks revival, and Kyle MacLachlan told Deadline that “its going to be amazing.” (MacLachlan played Cooper for 30 episodes of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s now cult-classic serial drama).
Mia Hansen-Løve’s Eden opens this weekend — her new film set during the EDM scene in ’90s France. It features portrayals of several real-life DJs, including Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. For anyone heavily into the club scene during this time, Eden will surely feel somewhat nostalgic.
Pot-smoking and pop-culture consumption go hand in hand: do the former, and you run the risk of only wanting to partake in the latter. So it makes some sense that pop culture has taken ample advantage of pot. At its funniest, it’s given us the stoner comedy of Richard Linklater, the Coen Brothers, Amy Heckerling, and Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. At its trippiest and most philosophical, it yielded some of the greatest art of (and set in) the ’60s and ’70s, from The Beatles to Dylan, Fear and Loathing to Inherent Vice. Then there are the more lively party-stoner creations, represented here by hip-hop touchstones The Chronic, Missy Elliott, and The Beastie Boys. Farther afield, we get the inadvertent stoner favorite, a diverse subset that ranges widely, from Adventure Time to David Lynch’s Eraserhead. Each of these categories is well represented in Flavorwire’s Stoner Canon, which we’re proud to present in celebration of …Read More
Contemporary Saturday Night Live doesn’t always have its finger on the pulse the way it should. It’s done a few things wrong, like the ongoing race debacle that creators tried to make right with the recent hiring of more diverse cast members. SNL also isn’t nearly as edgy as it used to be, during the days of Eddie Murphy and John Belushi. But Studio 8H has, at least, always featured a wide variety of musical guests — some stranger than others. Dangerous Minds dug up a video of hardcore band Fear playing the SNL stage in 1981. Inspired by Lee Ving and company’s wild performance, we rounded up some other weird vintage musical …Read More