WHAT DID JACK DO? (2017)
January 21, 2020 7:18 AM - Subscribe

David Lynch interrogates a monkey.

David Lynch grills a monkey in a new short on Netflix.

Filmed in 2016, the 17-minute short was shown for the first time at the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain in 2017 and then again at Lynch’s Festival of Disruption one year later. After floating around for a few years, the deep-pocketed benefactors at Netflix have given it a fitting home, where Lynch devotees can watch and rewatch as they obsessively search for clues unlocking its meaning.
posted by 1970s Antihero (7 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Complete ridiculous, and yet somehow still a bit nerve wracking when the ending arrives. The set design and lighting for this did a lot of the heavy lifting making that possible, I'm pretty sure. Lynch is an alchemist.
posted by Ipsifendus at 9:08 AM on January 21 [1 favorite]


I couldn't help but think of the Cow Cow Boogie during this.

But I loved it.
posted by Catblack at 9:23 AM on January 21


TOOTOTABON!

No, it's not a masterpiece, just 17 minutes of semi-non sequiturs followed by a brief song and a hen chase.

Still, somehow they picked just the right poignant looks from that monkey for some lines. I felt sad for little Jack, hopefully not for the wrong reasons.
posted by argybarg at 10:35 AM on January 21


No, it's not a masterpiece, just 17 minutes of semi-non sequiturs followed by a brief song and a hen chase.

I mean, there's no reason it can't be both...
posted by Etrigan at 11:11 AM on January 21 [7 favorites]


This was insane and I loved it.
posted by PMdixon at 5:20 AM on January 24 [1 favorite]


This was amazing. I'm not sure if I was supposed to find it as funny as I did, but I just about died laughing on a second watch.
posted by Anonymous Function at 12:41 PM on January 24 [1 favorite]


You can preorder “The Flame of Love” (in 7″ black or clear vinyl) on Bandcamp.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 5:11 AM on January 25


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