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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Blogging the Hulu Plus Criterion Collection: The Alphabet

The Alphabet

Here's an entry by David Lynch. The Alphabet is another short subject film; barely 5 minutes in length. It's the alphabet song done with some really creepy imagery. There's no story to speak of.

This is a fascinating film to watch because David Lynch was and is such an original voice in movies and television. This shows that always had a macabre slant. The film begins with an animated section that looks like it was inspired by Terry Gilliam.

The short then ends with something more typical of David Lynch. A strange woman recites the alphabet. When she's done she spews blood all over herself.

As disturbing as this short is I get a sense that David Lynch hadn't quite found his style at this point. There's another short subject coming up that is much more Lynch-ian. Watch this one if you want some creative, dark imagery.

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