Lynch/Oz (2022)
January 8, 2024 2:28 PM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] Victor Fleming's film The Wizard of Oz (1939) is one of David Lynch's most enduring obsessions. This documentary goes over the rainbow to explore this Technicolor through-line in Lynch's work.

A documentary film by Alexandre O. Philippe.

Featuring interviews with, among others, John Waters, Amy Nicholson, Karyn Kusama, Rodney Ascher, and Justin Benson.

83% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Criterion. Also available for digital rental. JustWatch.
posted by DirtyOldTown (1 comment total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The opening few minutes, in which the filmmaker decides to not only emulate Lynch’s style but make a flamboyant cameo, is terribly cringeworthy. (No one can properly imitate David Lynch.) But the video essays are revelatory. It goes way beyond tagging superficial connections between David Lynch and The Wizard of Oz and gets to the deep underlying assumptions. Good stuff, highly recommended.
posted by argybarg at 9:34 PM on January 8 [4 favorites]

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