Thursday, September 07, 2006
The Alphabet David Lynch second film.
Lynch's wife, Peggy, told him of a dream her niece had during which she was reciting the alphabet in her sleep, then woke up and starting bouncing around repeating it.
Lynch took this idea and ran with it. First he painted the walls of his upstairs bedroom black. Lynch painted Peggy's face white to give her an un-real contrast to the black room, and had her bounce around the room in different positions as he filmed.
This footage was edited together with an animated sequence where the letters of the alphabet slowly appear and a capital A gives birth to several smaller a's which form a human figure.