James Stewart as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper in Alfred Hitchcock’s Fire Walk with Me? Mulholland Drive starring Rita Hayworth AND Grace Kelly! Charlie Chaplin’s Eraserhead?!
As absurd as these ideas may seem at first, in a way, don’t they make some sense?
Since 2011, Peter Stults has been reimagining popular movies as classic films for his “What If” poster series. Not only does he design retro-style posters for them, the New York-based designer and illustrator also rethinks their directors and recasts the movies with famous vintage actors from another Hollywood era. For his most recent batch, Peter challenged himself to take David Lynch‘s movies —save for The Elephant Man and The Straight Story— to another dimension and despite the original director being taken out, which one of these wouldn’t you want to watch?
Alfred Hitchcock’s Fire Walk with Me (1956) starring James Stewart, Gary Cooper and Joanne Woodward
I present to you the town, Twin Peaks. When visiting it, I assure you, it is not a nice and cozy small town. Underneath it you will find murder, possession, loss of innocence and double-crossing. I declare it fair to say you have been warned.
Wild at Heart (1978) with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
Blue Velvet starring Sophia Loren
…and Peter Finch as “Frank Booth”
David Lean’s Dune (1972) starring Ryan O’Neal
An epic cast, including Malcom MacDowell as Feyd-Rautha.
Inland Empire (1973) by Alain Resnais
Yves Montand as the young director.
Lost Highway (1976) written and directed by Terrence Malick
Music by Ennio Morricone and Tim Curry as The Mystery Man!
Mulholland Drive (1955) starring Grace Kelly and Rita Hayworth
Charlie Chaplin’s Eraserhead (1932)
Keep an eye on Peter’s Tumblr for updates to the series.
I think Buster Keaton would have been better for Eraserhead.