Evoking spine-chilling memories of Twin Peaks (1990) and Twin Peaks (2017)'s Black Lodge, Dream #7 pivots around a floating egg: a bearer of hope, purity, and fertility, and the timeless symbol of the eternal circle of life. As the eye-catching and impactful design of abstract visuals unfolds, an astonishing metamorphosis, defined by the untimely demise of Laura Palmer, the troubled homecoming queen of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), takes place before our very eyes. —Nick Riganas
Instantly recognisable, this short film uses imagery that David Lynch is well known for - and indeed a lot of what is in this very short film would be part of The Return some 7 years later. The curtain in the background, the egg/head giving way to some sort of golden seed; all of it is disturbingly done and combined with the sort of soundtrack that makes so much of his work uneasy and unsettling to watch. There isn't a narrative here, just a small nightmare but I enjoyed it for the quick taste it gave me of something greater. It is a piece of art, which is to say that it is deliberately difficult and divisive, very much in the eye of the creator and not worried about the casual viewer. Simple and effective.
- bob the moo
- Aug 25, 2020
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