Premonitions following an evil deed : LUSENET : The Art of Film : One Thread

Peter; I would love to know what you think of this short but incredibly powerful film. These few pictures are incredibly powerful, and since I haven't seen the whole thing I haven't any way of interpreting them, but I do know I can't remember anything as disturbing as these few pictures in a long time. Do you have any thoughts on this one?

-- Barb e. (, March 21, 2001


This looks interesting, I wish I could see it. As far as the production goes, I think it might be very comforting in a way to work within the restrictions of a medium (not standards and practices restrictions, of course, but within physical boundaries), being confined to only 52 seconds, one unedited shot, and an antique camera...

-- Matthew Rebholz (, March 21, 2001.

Barb, Is "Premonitions Following an Evil Deed" the film's title? I've never heard of it. I'm puzzled by your message. And if these pictures are as disturbing as you say, am I sure I want to see them...? But first, I think we're waiting to hear what your own thoughts are. Maybe you can start with a description of what you saw.

-- Peter Chung (, March 21, 2001.

The film is by David Lynch and is only 55 seconds long. The address is The site is called The City of Absurdity; and it is all about David Lynch's works. I have difficulty putting into words my reaction to this one though, like Frankenstein and a documentary of Nazi cruelty is the closest I can get. Harrowing, mysterious, despair are the words that come to my mind. I would love to see the movie itself, I'm sure its available somewhere.

-- Barb e. (, March 21, 2001.

Barb, Thanks for pointing me to the site. At the Lynch retrospective, many of his rarely seen short films and commercials were screened, but I don't remember seeing this one. It'll be something worth tracking down. The three images make me wonder if he abided by the "one shot, not edited" rule. Looks very much like he's still in touch with his Eraserhead roots.

-- Peter Chung (, March 21, 2001.

Peter, did you ever track this down and see it? Love to hear what you thought of it. Oh, the site was originally shown to us by, who else, Frostbite.

-- Barbara e. (, July 08, 2001.

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