Ruth Roses And Revolver
hurry the dead travel fast
Written and Directed by Michael Almereyda
Cinematography by Jim Denault
Starring Elina Lowensohn (Nadja), Peter Fonda (Prof. Van Helsing), Martin Donovan (Jim), David Lynch (Morgue attendant), Suzy Amis (Cassandra), Galaxy Craze (Lucy) et al.
Nadja and her twin brother both vampires living in contemporary Manhattan have a parting of the ways as Nadja revels in her inherent evil. Her brother teams up with Dr. Van Helsing to destroy her in this stylish erotic thriller executive produced by David Lynch.
This black-and-white fantasy follows the escapades of Dracula's daughter Nadja, who's living a bohemian lifestyle in New York's East Village. Dr. Van Helsing, the famous vampire hunter, has just put an end to the Count's nocturnal activities. So Nadja and her ailing twin brother Edgar are left to carry on an unwanted family tradition. But she's beginning to feel existential angst over her vampiric legacy, as she sleeps all day and stays out all night roaming the bars in search of love. Meanwhile Edgar's being looked after by a nurse who's well acquainted with the Van Helsing clan who are painstakingly closing in on Nadja's bloodthirsty trail.
Shot using a combination of DuArt black-and-white 35mm and a Pixelvision toy video camera. A Kino Link production. Shown at the Toronto Film Festival in 1994. Score composer Simon Fisher Turner also composed the soundtracks for six of Derek Jarman's films. Additional credits: Portishead (song composers/performers), Stewart Levy (sound design), and Ed Talavera (second unit camera).David Lynch Presents can be read in the main titles and that's basically all that Lynch had to do with this excellent documentary by Terry Zwigoff on the comic artist Robert Crumb who is best known as the creator of "Fritz the Cat" and "Keep on Truckin'...".
This disturbing documentary traces the lives of underground cartoonist Robert Crumb and his extraordinarily dysfunctional family. As children, the three Crumb brothers escaped from their abusive home by indulging in an imaginative life centered on comic books, but Robert is the only one who has fashioned any sort of normal existence. Now a famous cartoonist, he creates work that revels in the darker side of the human condition, hilarious and often offensive work that is obviously influenced by his troubled upbringing.
Co-produced by David Lynch and Superior Pictures Production. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association voted it Best Documentary of 1995. The film was a 1995 runner-up for the best picture prize by the National Society of Film Critics. Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.Executive Producer Mark Frost, David Lynch
Produced by Lynch-Frost Productions/Propaganda Films/Fox-TV
Written by Gary H. Grossman, Michael Gross, Robert Heath
Executive Producer Mark Frost
Produced by Lynch-Frost Productions Directed by Helen Gallagher
Written by David Lynch
Presented by David Lynch
Lynch made this documentation (named after a film by Man Ray) on Surrealism for the British BBC television program Arena. In each program he presents extracts from what he considers films and filmmakers most significant to his own work.
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