Written and Directed by David Lynch
His friend Fred Elmes with whom he was working on Eraserhead had to test the quality of some new film material. Lynch persuaded Elmes to let him direct a short film: The Amputee. It showed a woman (Catherine Coulson) without legs on a chair writing a letter and a male nurse (David Lynch) bandaging her stumps.
When the AFI executives saw the short film instead of test pictures, according to an anecdote, one of them said that only "that Lynch" can be responsible for that.
The Amputee was also the name of a project Catherine Coulson (the Log Lady from Twin Peaks) said she and Lynch were working on in May '93:
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