Thursday, May 23, 2024

Watch David Lynch’s New 10 Minute Animated Film “Fire (Pozar)” Here, It’s A Beautiful Balm to Our Lockdown


You can watch David Lynch’s 10 minute animated film “Fire (Pozar)” here.

Lynch’s website says:
“The 10-minute animation was written, drawn, and directed by David Lynch and had its world premiere on March 28 back in 2015 during the Measures & Frames “visual music” event at USC’s Newman Recital Hall in Los Angeles. Subsequent screenings occurred at the Kwadrofonik Festival in Warsaw, Poland, and most recently during the Someone Is In My House exhibition at Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Starting May 20, 2020, the short film can be streamed worldwide for free.”

Longtime Lynch collaborator Noriko Miyakawa (assistant editor on Twin Peaks: The Return, Inland Empire, and more) brought the director’s drawings to life. The soundtrack was composed by Marek Zebrowski, who met David Lynch at the Camerimage Festival in Poland and worked with him on multiple projects including the Polish Night Music album. During a Q&A after the world premiere, David Lynch said he gave Marek Zebrowski carte blanche to interpret the surreal visuals. The composer went on to describe his approach of the experiment as follows:

“I thought it was a very melancholic film in a certain sense and also very poetic. Without trying to be too explicit, I tried to illustrate further what David was doing. For example, there is something that looks like a hailstorm and I used a lot of pizzicato, but I also used a soaring melodic line to add a lyrical element to it.”

And when you get a chance, watch “Twin Peaks” Season 3, episode 8, maybe the greatest thing you’ll ever see made for the small screen. Or any screen.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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