David Lynch has been quite active during the lockdown. First he revived his ‘classic’ weather report, this time airing from his home in Los Angeles, and now he is also set to finally release, as Far Out magazine (FOM) puts it, “his long-awaited short film Fire.” It will be available for free through YouTube.
Lynch created the short animation film back in 2015, but since its initial release it has become hard to come by. As FOM notes, “the animation film, written, directed, and animated by Lynch himself, marked a collaboration with Polish-American composer Marek Zebrowski who created a musical composition for the project.”
In an interview with USC School of Music Lynch spoke about the film saying that “the whole point of our experiment was that I would say nothing about my intentions and Marek would interpret the visuals in his own way. So I say it was a great successful experiment, and I loved the composition Marek wrote for the Penderecki String Quartet.”
For his part Zebrowski added that he thought it was a very melancholic film in a certain sense and also very poetic. Without trying to be too explicit, I tried to illustrate further what David was doing. For example, there is something that looks like a hailstorm and I used a lot of pizzicatos, but I also used a soaring melodic line to add a lyrical element to it.”