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February 21, 2005
When you are a troubled mind and you are known for that, few people will take the initiative and make the first move to get to know you. David Lynch is the total opposite. His sickening characters and twisted scripts have granted him a great deal of credit and overall applause.

It's just fine if you don't get it when you first experience such movies as Lost Highway or Mulholland Drive - because, frankly, you are not supposed to. But if you closely regard the man's taste and peculiar moves with his camera, you will instantly at least feel attached to him, in some way.

That only huge Lynch fans can truly appreciate his short films is not an arguing issue. Ranging from the sickening, head-scratching Six Men Getting Six to the more stirring The Grandmother, the man covers all ground that needs to be featured on a minor production assignment.

The most gruesome and agonizing flick taken from this DVD release, collectively called Short Films of David Lynch, is however The Amputee, a 5-minute nauseating inscription that almost makes the viewer throw up. But the very best is a late-80s burlesque saga of The Cowboy and the Frenchman - a good, well humoured, appetizer for Lynch's more distorted screenplays. The remaining two, The Alphabet and Lumiere, are artistic statements per se that will amuse the followers and annoy everyone else.

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Helder Gomes
Currently living on the south bank of the Tagus river, in Portugal, Helder Gomes is a working class hero. He is a journalist for the local radio station Rádio Nova Anten. In his spare time, he skates and watches many odd movies. He is in love with the French nouvelle vague, and the Danish/Swedish invasion. He writes for a number of publications, on the Internet or otherwise, notably the underground Portuguese magazine Mondo Bizarre, and the Jazz Review website. He is also the news collector and a staff witer for the adorable Lost at Sea. Oh, and there is also the Coffee Breakz radio show that he tries to host every Saturday.

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