Among the films presented at the next Rome Film Festival there will also be the documentary Lynch / Oz, which analyzes the influence of the Wizard of Oz on the filmography of the Missoula master. The trailer.
Investigate the unconscious of David Lynch (or any artist’s) is an ambitious undertaking and often doomed to failure. In particular, the mystery of the director’s works, dreamlike and at the same time realistic, is what has always fascinated us. But we also love documentaries that try to shed new light on the inspirations, whether conscious or not, on the works of a creative mind. Those who know Lynch’s cinema will not have failed to notice his references to Wizard of Ozthe famous film by Victor Fleming with Judy Garlandalso quoted by Martin Scorsese in Out of hours (in the picture, Wild Heart). The documentary by Alexandre O. Philippe Lynch / Ozwhich after the success in international festivals is about to arrive at Rome Film Festival. This is the – rightly – mysterious teaser trailer of the film.
Lynch / Oz: a documentary for film buffs
The director of Lynch / Oz he has made other films about important films and authors in the history of cinema: Memory: The Origins of Alien, The People vs George Lucas And 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scenededicated to Psycho. In his latest work he deals with the influence of the Wizard of Oz on the work of David Lynch. Since there are no pictures yet, we tell you some of the names of the interviewees for this job: Amy Nicholson, Rodney Ascher, John Waters, Karyn Kusama, Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead And David LoweryIn America Lynch / Oz will be released on December 2nd. This is the official synopsis: “In his latest film, Swiss filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe invited six American critics and filmmakers to explore and present their unique point of view on how Victor Fleming’s The Wizard of Oz influenced the cinema of David Lynch. The result is a different, fun and revealing exploration of David Lynch’s extraordinary work through the lens of his greatest influence. “