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These shots of John Malkovich dressed as David Lynch characters are the best thing ever

An enigmatic tweet from David Lynch hinting a new project had fans baffled at what the iconic director had in store for the world. The results were everything we could have hoped for and much, much more.

In 2016 Lynch released a short video featuring his instantly recognisable figure standing amidst a shroud of cigarette smoke paired with a mysterious leading title.

“Pretending to be someone else.”

In a shock reveal, the figure in the video revealed none other than fellow film veteran John Malkovich, stylistically recreated as the renowned director.

With the reveal came an announcement that there was a rather large collection of images that feature Malkovich as some of Lynch’s most iconic film characters.

Some of the artfully directed characterisations include the Log Lady, Agent Dale Cooper, and most unsettlingly, the Elephant Man.

The final products were then fused into an unsettlingly brilliant short film titled Psychogenic Fugue, shot by renowned expressive photographer Sandro Miller.

“Working with David Lynch and John Malkovich is pretty much the equivalent of playing baseball with Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle. It just doesn’t get any better!”

The striking portraits of Malkovich as the many Lynchian characters recently premiered at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York, as well as Lynch’s Festival of Disruption.

“David Lynch blew all of our minds with the film Eraserhead, then he just kept blowing our minds film after film after film after film.”

“He truly is from another planet. I couldn’t have been challenged more by another director. Imagine being asked to re-create scenes from this master director’s library of work. Intimidated? You bet I was.”

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August 13, 2018

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