Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Points of Contact: The Big Mouth

The Big Mouth (Jerry Lewis, 1967)

Zorns Lemma (Hollis Frampton, 1970)


The Big Mouth (Jerry Lewis, 1967)

Landscape Suicide (James Benning, 1987)

The Big Mouth (Jerry Lewis, 1967)

Twin Peaks (David Lynch & Mark Frost, 1991)
* A very striking, though not entirely direct, aural affinity with this last one: the character from the Lewis at top, rendered catatonic after seeing alive someone he believes to be dead, begins speaking in a very harsh gibberish comprised of the manipulated backwards talking effects that are the choice mode of diction found in Peaks' Black Lodge, the elusive residence which is the impetus for the Earle character's heightened state in the bottom frame.

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