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10 August 2010 @ 10:13 am
Vid - David Lynch Films - Seven [VVC Premiere '10]  


Song: Seven
Artist: Fever Ray
Vidders: hollywoodgrrl and ohvienna
Size: 54.9mb .avi
Download: here
Streaming: embedded

Summary: The films of David Lynch. It doesn't need more explanation.

Notes:



What is a vid? Where do vids figure into the workings of the
universe? A vid can be many things. A window. An open highway.
A box to open up with light and sound. Once opened, you can see
what is inside. This means something to you. Someone else sees something
different, and yet you are looking at the same thing. When the box is
closed, how can you be sure there's anything inside it at all?
A box has six sides, not seven.



*Seven characters, seven sources.
*David Lynch. Themes/motifs/repeated aesthetics across selected works.
*Naomi Watts portrays the bathrobe-wearing rabbit in Rabbits! (INLAND EMPIRE). This is relevant.


Password: a woman in trouble





Seven

i've got a friend
who i've known since i was seven
we used to talk on that phone
if we have time
if it's the right time

accompany me
by the kitchen sink
we talk about love
we talk about dishwater tablets
and we dream about heaven

i know it
i think i know it from a hymn
they said so
it doesn't need more explanation
or a box to open up with light and sound
making you cold
very cold

i leave home
at seven
under a heavy sky
i ride my bike up
i ride my bike down

november smoke
and your toes go numb

a new color on the globe
it goes from white to red
a little voice in my head said oh oh oh

i know it
i think i know it from a hymn
they said so
it doesn't need more explanation
or a box to open up with light and sound
and if you don't
you're on your own

i know it
i think i know it from a hymn
they said so
it doesn't need more explanation
a box to open up with light and sound
making you cold
very cold



 
 
mood: satisfiedsatisfied
tunes: edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros - 40 day dream
 
 
 
just heather: real men snapheather on August 10th, 2010 03:35 pm (UTC)
You two are brilliant. *___*

I'll probably have to watch this a couple more times before I could figure out what to even say about it technically, but it was SO cool. The Mulholland Dr footage is kind of my point of reference for this because I recently rewatched it and it's freshest in my mind, so I love the way you've picked out the similar threads in his other films and cut them together; in some ways it looks like it could all be from the same film. Also, perfect music. :D
chug-a-lug, donna: tv: twin peaks: i'm gone.ohvienna on August 16th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
Thank you!! :D

in some ways it looks like it could all be from the same film.

David Lynch truly fits into that small category of auteurs; one of the things I love most about him is how recognizable his style is, and so for vidding purposes it really works in attempting to make a seamless whole out of multiple works. So that that comes across to you when viewing the vid is awesome! Thank you again!
alice: misc:dino:too much awesome to computenoblealice on August 10th, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
Wow, I've only seen about three of the films here but I still could see the common thread you two found among all of his work. There were so many cool transitions between films that I would believe it was all the same source. This must have taken ages but the finished product is amazing and complex and I'm very envious of your brains.

Also, did he really use that green ring from Twin Peaks in another film?
chug-a-lug, donna: tv: lost: contemplating sparklesohvienna on August 16th, 2010 02:37 am (UTC)
I still could see the common thread you two found among all of his work.

SUCCESS!! \o/ I will not say how long it took, it is a secret. ;) Maybe you can get it out of HWG. ;) Also, thank you so much! I'm very pleased that you enjoyed and that all the things we were going for seemed to translate! Woot!

[I don't think he used that particular ring outside of Fire Walk with Me, but there's always some Thingo in each of his films that serves a similar-ish role. That's the technical term. Thingo.]
they're MINERALS, marie, jesus christkasiowy on August 10th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
Wow. This was brilliant! Every Lynch's fan should watch it.

Thanks so much for sharing!
chug-a-lug, donnaohvienna on August 16th, 2010 02:39 am (UTC)
No worries! Thank you so much!!
danegendanegen on August 10th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
This is gorgeous and fascinating. I love the thematic structure.
chug-a-lug, donna: f: dp: i know what i saidohvienna on August 16th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!! \o/
counteragentcounteragent on August 10th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
Watched on plane ride home and thought it was magnificent! Looking forward to rewatch because I'm pretty sure I missed a bunch of stuff. Basically just marinated in the weird during first watch. :)
chug-a-lug, donnaohvienna on August 16th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC)
I want that to be the tagline for this vid: marinate in the weird! Which is exactly one of the things we wanted to achieve. *does a flaily dance of vidding success* ;) And thank you very much! Super happy that you enjoyed!
Nickyobsessive24 on August 11th, 2010 06:33 am (UTC)
This? This is GLORIOUS. I've been dying to see this ever since I saw it on the premiering playlist, and it exceeded my expectations. This is exactly the kind of vid that I want to make when I grow up. I just... gah, I can't even. It's amazing.

I love that the two of you maintained such a Lynchian feel to the vid's structure - very immersive, surreal and dreamlike with just enough hints dropped here and there to make you feel that it's all part of a larger whole, but, like Lynch also, not quite enough to form a crystal clear picture. I love how it dances nimbly over so many different points conceptually, and how beautifully it ties one source from another. And when it gets crazy... WOW. Just wow.

Amazing song choice. And the musicality and pacing are just absolutely glorious.

I'm sitting here watching it for the fifth time, and I don't really have words to articulate exactly why I know I'm watching something extremely special, and why it appeals to me so much - in a "I can feel it in the base of my spine" kind of way. I love it the same way I love looking at abstract paintings. It's more about the tone of the thing, the connections and the movement of it. It hits something in the subconscious.

This is not coming out very gushy at all, because honestly, I'm kind of overwhelmed by the genius of it. Suffice to say that I think this is by far the best vid I've seen from this year's con yet. :) Now please excuse me while I slip away to post an insta-rec. :D

P.S. The only thing that I wish we had a bit more of? Kyle McLachlan. Just sayin'. ;)
chug-a-lug, donnaohvienna on August 16th, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
It hits something in the subconscious.

This is exactly what I love about Lynch's work. That feeling that you can't quite describe, that he hits on these deeply rooted emotions and plays straight to your subconscious in such a powerful way. So that that comes across to you when watching the vid is just so great, and its pretty much the best thing I could ask for in a viewing response. *brb flailing about with comment squee* So so so very glad that your expectations were not let down by the actual watching of the thing! \o/ Thank you so much for this, and for the rec!! :)

Hee, Kyle. *hearts* Yeah, I think if we had gone a different route there would have been more room for one of the more important actors in Lynch's cadre of muses. ALAS! Poor Kyle, maybe he can get his own vid someday. :)



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Mark: Whiskeymrbartleboom on August 11th, 2010 10:06 am (UTC)
OMG brilliant!! :DDD I love all the comparisons you made with all the characters from the movies and TP! And then the sequence sex scenes-hysteria scenes is pure love! Got goosebumps in the bit with all the singers ;)
chug-a-lug, donnaohvienna on August 16th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
!!!! Thank you! This makes me all flaily-like since you mentioned some of my favorite little bits of the vid. So pleased that you enjoyed the watch!
M: Movies Ameliespankulert on August 11th, 2010 12:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, very well done! ♥
chug-a-lug, donna: tv: twin peaks: audrey horneohvienna on August 16th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :DD
carrie: farscape - acid disneyfidesangelus on August 11th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
80s title sequences! Awesome! Bill Pullman? Is that Elizabeth Shue?! Jolie Richardson! Patricia Arquette? I think that chick was in TNG. Was that Melissa George?

This vid was just creepy. I have no idea the actual story of the movies were but the whole thing kept building into the 'seriously disturbing' category. Great job! I must applaud you and ohvienna for making me interested in David Lynch films. ;) I think my favorite thing about the vid is to me there's such an 80s film feel to it.
chug-a-lug, donna: f: mdr: diane + bettyohvienna on August 16th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
LOOOOL. Bill Pullman check! Elizabeth Shue no. Joely Richardson no (imma go out on a limb and say that I think you're talking about Laura Dern!). Patricia Arquette check! :) Which chick was in TNG??? I must know! Melissa George check!

Creepy is good! Huzzah for creepy. And thank you so much! Very glad you enjoyed. If any interest in watching some Lynch was sparked that I consider our job done! And that's really fun about the 80s feel, since I heart the 80s so. And also interesting since all these films (with the exception of a couple of Blue Velvet clips) are post-1990!
Calapinecalapine on August 11th, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen half the movies and the ones I have, I barely remember, but this still works amazingly for me. I love the picture it makes, like this complete whole that pulls you into a surreal sort of madness. And the editing is just gorgeous.
chug-a-lug, donna: tv: dw: my name is amy pondohvienna on August 16th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
Yay, thank you muchly!! All of this = just the kind of response we'd hoped for, so now I'm all a-flail with comment squee. ♥
jennifer.: ◊ » mulholland drive » every little stardarkyet on August 12th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
AMAZING.
chug-a-lug, donnaohvienna on August 16th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!
shoopdancer: MD-- Adam Keshershoopdancer on August 12th, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
Wow. This is just. Wow. I don't think there are enough words to describe the effect this video had on me. I have only seen three of the films you used (Fire Walk with Me, Mulholland Dr & Inland Empire) and yet I was blown away by all the similarities you made and the contrasts you drew between each film. David Lynch's work is repetitive in this subtle, underlying way and your ability to highlight that was truly exceptional.

The editing throughout was absolutely perfect and the way you worked with the music was beautiful. I have to say, I especially loved the way you drew comparisons from the female characters in his films. He has this unique way of representing tragic, ill-fated women and I love you grasped onto that throughout the course of the video.

I don't know what else to say except this video blew me away. Great work :)
chug-a-lug, donnaohvienna on August 16th, 2010 11:19 pm (UTC)
I especially loved the way you drew comparisons from the female characters in his films. He has this unique way of representing tragic, ill-fated women and I love you grasped onto that throughout the course of the video.

Another one of my favorite aspects of Lynch's work. Yes, he can be brutal, but he creates some of the most memorable female characters and sends them on these journeys that are incredible to watch, and especially to watch from a performance standpoint. So happy that that struck you, narrative-wise, along with all the aesthetic comparisons.

So thank you! Thank you very much indeed for this comment! It means a lot to know that you were affected so much, especially since you are familiar with a majority of the key sources as well. :D
Purpleyin/Hans: adoremissyvortexdv on August 12th, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
I've not seen any of the sources but it's very intriguing visually
chug-a-lug, donna: tv: lost: gotta know who's got your backohvienna on August 16th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! That means a lot especially since you aren't familiar with the sources! :)
Hope: dietrichangstslashhope on August 13th, 2010 01:28 pm (UTC)
This is amazing.
chug-a-lug, donnaohvienna on August 16th, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you muchly! :)
RevolutionaryJo: Audrey Hepburnrevolutionaryjo on August 13th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
I loved this. It's been a long, long time since I've watched anything by David Lynch, but this brought so much back to me again.
chug-a-lug, donna: tv: twin peaks: i'm gone.ohvienna on August 16th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
Time for some Lynch rewatches! ;) And thank you so much! Very pleased that you enjoyed!