Watch a David Lynch Short Starring Harry Dean Stanton


Film buffs, have you ever heard of Les Français vus par… (The French as seen by…), a series of five short films commissioned by Le Figaro in 1988? If you haven’t, get ready to fall into a cinephile Internet K-hole, because here’s the international roster of directors who contributed: Werner Herzog, Jean-Luc Godard, Andrzej Wajda,Luigi Comenici, and David Lynch. Dangerous Minds has located Lynch’s 26-minute contribution, “The Cowboy and the Frenchman,” which the filmmakers’ superfans might remember from the out-of-print 2002 collection The Short Films of David Lynch. The goofy comedy stars the excellent Harry Dean Stanton in his first collaboration with Lynch; he would, of course, go on to appear in Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, The Straight Story, and Inland Empire. Watch the short below.