I'll be honest with you: David Lynch is one of my favorite artists. I know some folks have a hard time understanding and enjoying his work, but I respect his creative ideas very much. Early on in his life, he dedicated himself to art and he has stayed true to his passion. Read his recent autobiography (which is scary and fabulous), Room to Dream, and you'll understand why he loves art so much.
While Lynch is known for his remarkable films and tv shows, I've always had a particular love for his animation work. Dumbland is a particular favorite even though it is an incomplete series. Just this last Monday, May 18, Lynch released a short animated film done as a collaboration with Polish musician/composer Marek Zebrowski. It's an uneven piece being very slow until about the 4-minute mark, but when it catches fire (excuse the pun) it really becomes truly strange and beautiful.
Lynch is essentially a painter, but he loves to explore his creative ideas in many other mediums. He hasn't created a lot of animation, but I'm glad he still comes up with some new work every once in a while.
There is no real plot to Fire (Pozar) although you can see the bones of a situation. Fire, given by a mysterious figure, creates a hole in the world through which something terrible enters and leaves the world burned and overrun by strange insect figures. Zubrowski's music is mostly just right, but occasionally you wish Lynch had scored the animation himself. Lynch has said that "The whole point of our experiment was that I would say nothing about my intentions and Marek would interpret the visuals in his own way,” in a USC School of Music interview.
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