Lynch's short "What Did Jack Do?" now on Netflix

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Lynch's short "What Did Jack Do?" now on Netflix

Postby Metamorphia » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:24 am

https://www.netflix.com/title/81226955

Unexpected. Explains what he was doing with Sab Sutherland last year at the video house, I guess.
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Postby Mr. Reindeer » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:33 pm

That was a fun surprise! I was beginning to think we’d never see it. The vibe sort of reminded me of the Detective scenes in the Ronnie Rocket script...except, y’know, with a monkey. Lynch is pretty good at the hardboiled noir detective act.
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Re: Lynch's short "What Did Jack Do?" now on Netflix

Postby Panapaok » Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:36 pm

Yeah, an unexpected but wonderful surprise!
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Postby baxter » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:21 pm

Just watched it, and I really loved it. It is incredibly funny. I exploded with laughter several times.
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Re: Lynch's short "What Did Jack Do?" now on Netflix

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:55 pm

I assume this was shot on digital, right? I like that Lynch added debris to the image to make it look like an old B&W movie shot on film.

“Who’s going to believe an orangutan?” :lol:

Makes me wonder if we’ll ever see Jennifer’s film A Fall from Grace. I think David was supposed to play a retired detective in that, IIRC? It’s been so many years. I thought I had seen production stills. Does anyone know if that was actually shot, or partially shot? (EDIT: Looks like he was to play the father of Tim Roth’s character, who was a homicide detective. Maybe I just imagined/assumed that the father was also a retired detective. Interestingly, Jennifer said his character had dementia, which would certainly have been interesting to see Lynch play! A very delicate thing to pull off as an actor.)
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Re: Lynch's short "What Did Jack Do?" now on Netflix

Postby ManBehindWinkies » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:32 pm

If Lynch isn't working on Season 4 of Twin Peaks, I hope Netflix will send a small sliver of those billions of dollars they are spending on original content Lynch's way for a feature film or miniseries. Hopefully they are getting good numbers with this short.
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Re: Lynch's short "What Did Jack Do?" now on Netflix

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:53 am

Just occurred to me that the talking capuchin monkey very much resembles the chap from FWWM who whispers, “Judy”! I don’t think there’s a serious connection, but one of those fun recurring Lynch motifs.
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Postby baxter » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:28 am

True.

Just watched this again. It remains genius!
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Postby mtwentz » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:38 pm

Mr. Reindeer wrote:Just occurred to me that the talking capuchin monkey very much resembles the chap from FWWM who whispers, “Judy”! I don’t think there’s a serious connection, but one of those fun recurring Lynch motifs.


Yes, that hit me right away.
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Re: Lynch's short "What Did Jack Do?" now on Netflix

Postby mtwentz » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:23 am

Mr. Reindeer wrote:That was a fun surprise! I was beginning to think we’d never see it. The vibe sort of reminded me of the Detective scenes in the Ronnie Rocket script...except, y’know, with a monkey. Lynch is pretty good at the hardboiled noir detective act.


Do you want to take a stab yet at what it 'means'? :-)
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Re: Lynch's short "What Did Jack Do?" now on Netflix

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:01 pm

mtwentz wrote:
Mr. Reindeer wrote:That was a fun surprise! I was beginning to think we’d never see it. The vibe sort of reminded me of the Detective scenes in the Ronnie Rocket script...except, y’know, with a monkey. Lynch is pretty good at the hardboiled noir detective act.


Do you want to take a stab yet at what it 'means'? :-)


Ha, I wouldn’t presume! I think it’s honestly a fairly straightforward bit of fun. Worth noting that Jack has a line, “Am I all alone here?” very similar to a line Gordon has in TMP during Jeffries’s disappearance. One can imagine this a sentiment Lynch occasionally expresses on his sets during moments of agitation.
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Re: Lynch's short "What Did Jack Do?" now on Netflix

Postby AXX°N N. » Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:23 am

Anyone recall when this was filmed? I wonder if it was to let off steam post-TP, the gargantuan undertaking that it was.
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Re: Lynch's short "What Did Jack Do?" now on Netflix

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:21 pm

AXX°N N. wrote:Anyone recall when this was filmed? I wonder if it was to let off steam post-TP, the gargantuan undertaking that it was.


Wikipedia claims it was filmed in 2016 (I can’t get the source they cite to open on my phone), but also says he first publicly mentioned it in December 2014 (this one is cited: he mentioned he was building a chair for a movie with a monkey). So it seems to be something he thought about before TP was shot, but filmed after.
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Re: Lynch's short "What Did Jack Do?" now on Netflix

Postby AXX°N N. » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:15 am

I could open the link, thanks, it's a FB post by Lynchland that just dates it 2016 without further detail. Anyway, wow, I totally forgot how long ago he had first mentioned it.
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