Living in an age when boutique labels like the Criterion Collection and Shout Factory fulfill every film nerd’s every desire, it’s easy to forget how hard seeking out the weird and offbeat in cinema used to be. In the late eighties and early nineties, a Channel 4 program hosted by Jonathan Ross sought to connect the British viewing public to the stranger artists working in the cinematic medium and now, thanks to the powers of the internet, we can see an episode of “The Incredibly Strange Film Show” regarding everyone’s favorite transcendental meditator David Lynch.
The nearly hour-long program features interviews with Lynch along with various colleagues and collaborators. It’s a great episode, delving into the entirety of Lynch’s career up until “Twin Peaks”, including some of his short film work and his comic strip “The Angriest Dog in the World.”
Learn what the “Eraserhead” director’s favorite kind of sound is by watching “The Incredibly Strange Film Show” below. Spoiler, it’s “factory sounds.”