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Alexandre O. Philippe


Director Alexandre O. Philippe Composer Aaron Lawrence Cast David Lowery, Rodney Ascher, Karyn Kusama, John Waters
Edition 2022
108' - 2022 - Documentary - Dialogue: English
Film Fest Gent faithful Alexandre O. Philippe (The Taking, Memory - The Origins of Alien) surprises yet again, with a revealing documentary about the parallels between The Wizard of Oz and the universe of David Lynch.
Alexandre O. Philippe is a loyal guest of the festival with his documentaries that sparkle with cinematic pleasure. He has made his mark with films on Alien, The Exorcist and the shower scene from Psycho (78/52). As the title Lynch/Oz indicates, in his new documentary he examines the relationship between the cinema of David Lynch and The Wizard of Oz (1939), in which Dorothy ends up in a wonderful, Technicolor fairyland, threatened by the 'Wicked Witch of the West'. The special thing about Lynch/Oz is that Philippe serves more as a curator: he has asked seven writers and filmmakers (John Waters, Karyn Kusama, David Lowery ...) to profess their love for Lynch and for Oz for about fifteen to twenty minutes, and to tell what they consider the intersection between the two worlds. It's a surprising and satisfying approach.
“David Lynch refuses to discuss the ‘meaning’ of his films. However, he once said ‘there is not a day that goes by that I do not think about The Wizard of Oz.’ Lynch/Oz draws parallels between what has become known as a ‘Lynchian nightmare’ and the darker themes and characters that live in the merry old land of Oz.” - Screen Daily

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Alexandre O. Philippe


Aaron Lawrence


David Lowery, Rodney Ascher, Karyn Kusama, John Waters


Alexandre O. Philippe

Director of Photography

Robert Muratore


David Lawrence


Kerry Deignan Roy

Production studios

Exhibit A Pictures

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Countries of production

United States of America




Alexandre O. Philippe
Chick Flick: The Miracle Mike Story (2003), Earthlings: Ugly Bags of Mostly Water (2004), Left (2006), The Spot (2008), Inside (2009), The People vs. George Lucas (2010), The Right to Breathe (2011), The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus (2012), Doc of the Dead (2014), 75/52 (2017), Memory: Thee Origins of Alien (2019), Leap of Faith: Williem Friedkin on The Exorcist (2019), The Taking (2021), Lynch/Oz (2022)