This hilarious spoof trailer for a David Lynch-helmed 'La La Land' reveals the power of editing.
Ah, La La Land—the dark, surrealist story of a menacing stalker (Ryan Gosling) and his unwitting prey (Emma Stone) set against the backdrop of Los Angeles, city of nightmares.
At least, that's what La La Land would be if David Lynch directed it. The latest Trailer Mix from Mashable imagines the sprightly 14-time Oscar-nominated film in Lynch's signature cinematic style, complete with ominous music (that theme from Twin Peaks), unnerving sounds, strange and manipulative narrative turns, and the threatening use of dance. It's the stuff of a bad dream.
Or, as Gosling puts it in the trailer, "Maedra hte si siht." ("This is the dream," backwards.)
How do you define that very particular Lynchian style? David Foster Wallace put it perfectly: "Lynchian: a particular kind of irony where the very macabre and the very mundane combine in such a way as to reveal the former's perpetual containment within the latter."