The Cinema of David Lynch

The Cinema of David Lynch

The idea of a ' seemly commodification ' – and by implication the idea that Lynch's Dune is in some way neither seemly nor a commodification – is a useful one with which to conclude . Like Lynch himself , what these spectators respond ...

Author: Erica Sheen

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 190336485X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 207

View: 661

This is a study of one of Hollywood's most popular and critically acclaimed directors. Films discussed include 'Blue Velvet', 'Wild at Heart', 'The Straight Story' and 'Mulholland Drive'.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Film Paintings of David Lynch

The Film Paintings of David Lynch

Le Blanc, M. and Odell, C. (2000) David Lynch. Harpenden, Pocket Essentials. Leader, D. (2003) Some Thoughts on Mourning and Melancholia. Journal for Lacanian Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 4–37. Lebeau, V. (2001) Psychoanalysis and ...

Author: Allister Mactaggart

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841503875

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 210

View: 432

One of the most distinguished ?lmmakers working today, David Lynch is a director whose vision of cinema is ?rmly rooted in ?ne art. He was motivated to make his ?rst ?lm as a student because he wanted a painting that “would really be able to move.” Most existing studies of Lynch, however, fail to engage fully with the complexities of his ?lms’ relationship to other art forms. The Film Paintings of David Lynch ?lls this void, arguing that Lynch’s cinematic output needs to be considered within a broad range of cultural references. Aimed at both Lynch fans and ?lm studies specialists, Allister Mactaggart addresses Lynch’s ?lms from the perspective of the relationship between commercial ?lm, avant-garde art, and cultural theory. Individual Lynch works – The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Lost Highway, The Straight Story, Mulholland Drive, Inland Empire – are discussed in relation to other ?lms and directors, illustrating that the solitary, or seemingly isolated, experience of ?lm is itself socially, culturally, and politically important. The Film Paintings of David Lynch offers a unique perspective on an in?uential director, weaving together a range of theoretical approaches to Lynch’s ?lms to make exciting new connections among ?lm theory, art history, psychoanalysis and cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

David Lynch

David Lynch

Interviews David Lynch Richard A. Barney. a views them as places of creation , yet they usually appear dark and threatening in his films . " Well , " he said slowly , " accidents can happen in factories . Factory workers are like heroes ...

Author: David Lynch

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604732369

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

View: 611

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Passion of David Lynch

The Passion of David Lynch

Other books that seek to discuss the career of David Lynch as a whole include the following : Robert Fischer , David Lynch : Die dunkel Seite der Seele ( The Dark Side of the Soul ) ; Michel Chion , David Lynch ; Kenneth C. Kaleta ...

Author: Martha P. Nochimson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029274899X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 206

Filmmaker David Lynch asserts that when he is directing, ninety percent of the time he doesn't know what he is doing. To understand Lynch's films, Martha Nochimson believes, requires a similar method of being open to the subconscious, of resisting the logical reductiveness of language. In this innovative book, she draws on these strategies to offer close readings of Lynch's films, informed by unprecedented, in-depth interviews with Lynch himself. Nochimson begins with a look at Lynch's visual influences—Jackson Pollock, Francis Bacon, and Edward Hopper—and his links to Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles, then moves into the heart of her study, in-depth analyses of Lynch's films and television productions. These include Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Dune, The Elephant Man, Eraserhead, The Grandmother, The Alphabet, and Lynch's most recent, Lost Highway. Nochimson's interpretations explode previous misconceptions of Lynch as a deviant filmmaker and misogynist. Instead, she shows how he subverts traditional Hollywood gender roles to offer an optimistic view that love and human connection are really possible.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Philosophy of David Lynch

The Philosophy of David Lynch

Laderman specifically refers to road movies of the early 1970s, but his remark can be more broadly applied, specifically to the Lynch films under consideration here, which appeared a couple of decades later (Kenneth C. Kaleta, David ...

Author: William J. Devlin

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813129914

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

View: 725

The editors, William J. Devlin and Shai Biderman, have compiled an impressive list of contributors to explore the philosophy at the core of David Lynch's work. Lynch is examined as a postmodern artist and the themes of darkness, logic and time are discussed in depth.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Impossible David Lynch

The Impossible David Lynch

As a result , language itself becomes conspicuous as an excess . 6. Jana Evans Braziel , “ ' In Dreams ... ' : Gender , Sexuality , and Violence in the Cinema of David Lynch , ” in Erica Sheen and Annette Davison , eds . , The Cinema of ...

Author: Todd McGowan

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231139551

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 265

View: 182

Todd McGowan studies Lynch's talent for blending the bizarre and the normal to emphasise the odd nature of normality itself. In Lynch's movies, fantasy becomes a means through which the viewer is encouraged to build a revolutionary relationship with the world.
Categories: Performing Arts

David Lynch

David Lynch

David Lynch: Interviews. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2009. Chion, Michel. David Lynch. Translated by Robert Julian. London: British Film Institute, 2006. Danger Mouse, David Lynch, and Sparklehorse. Dark Night of the Soul.

Author: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520283961

Category: Art

Page: 157

View: 970

David Lynch is internationally renowned as a filmmaker, but it is less known that he began his creative life as a visual artist and has maintained a devoted studio practice, developing an extensive body of painting, prints, photography, and drawing. Featuring work from all periods of Lynch’s career, this book documents Lynch’s first major museum exhibition in the United States, bringing together works held in American and European collections and from the artist’s studio. Much like his movies, many of Lynch’s artworks revolve around suggestions of violence, dark humor, and mystery, conveying an air of the uncanny. This is often conveyed through the addition of text, wildly distorted forms, and disturbances in the paint fields that surround or envelop his figures. While a few relate to his film projects, most are independent works of art that reveal a parallel trajectory. Organized in close collaboration with the artist, David Lynch: The Unified Field brings together ninety-five paintings, drawings, and prints from 1965 to the present, often unified by the recurring motif of the home as a site of violence, memories, and passion. Other works explore the odd, tender, and mincing aspects of relationships. Highlighting many works that have rarely been seen in public, including early work from his critical years in Philadelphia (1965–70), this catalog offers a substantial response to dealer Leo Castelli's comment when he enthusiastically viewed Lynch’s work in 1987, “I would like to know how he got to this point; he cannot be born out of the head of Zeus.” Published in association with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Categories: Art

The Films of David Lynch

The Films of David Lynch

John Alexander. 1 LETTS FILM MAKERS THE FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH John Alexander.

Author: John Alexander

Publisher: Charles Letts (London)

ISBN: UOM:39015033319396

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 206

View: 284

Categories: Motion picture producers and directors

David Lynch

David Lynch

David Lynch, AI. 130. David Lynch, AI. 95. Ibid. 131. The Holy Bible. 96. Ibid. 132. Naomi Watts, AI. 97. Mark Cousins (presenter): Scene by 133. McKenna: “Dreamer of Dark and TrouScene with David Lynch, BBC Televibling Things.

Author: Greg Olson

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810863712

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

View: 310

For nearly 40 years, David Lynch's works have enthralled, mystified, and provoked viewers. Lynch's films delve into the subjective consciousness of his characters to reveal both the depraved darkness and luminous spirituality of human nature. From his experimental shorts of the 1960s to feature films like Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, and INLAND EMPIRE, Lynch has pushed the boundaries of cinematic storytelling. In David Lynch: Beautiful Dark, author Greg Olson explores the surreal intricacies of the director's unique visual and visceral style not only in his full-length films but also his early forays into painting and short films, as well as his television landmark, Twin Peaks. This in-depth exploration is the first full-length work to analyze the intimate symbiosis between Lynch's life experience and artistic expressions: from the small-town child to the teenage painter to the 60-year-old Internet and digital media experimenter. To fully delineate the director's life and art, Olson received unprecedented participation from Lynch, his parents, siblings, old school friends, romantic partners, children, and decades of professional colleagues, as well as on-set access to the director during the production of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. Throughout this study, Olson provides thorough analyses of the filmmaker's works as Lynch conceived, crafted, and completed them. Consequently, David Lynch: Beautiful Dark is the definitive study of one of the most influential and idiosyncratic directors of the last four decades.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

David Lynch

David Lynch

and features Naomi Watts ( the wife ) , Eli Roth ( her boyfriend ) , David Lynch ( Billy Groper ) and John Neff ( the main character ) and is available to view at < www.davidlynch.com > Advertising Spots etc .

Author: Michel Chion

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838715205

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 428

Michel Chion's study of the film and television work of David Lynch has become, since its first English publication in 1995, the definitive book on one of America's finest contemporary directors. In this new edition Chion brings the book up-to-date to take into account Lynch's work in the past ten years, including the major features 'Lost Highway, The Straight Story,' and 'Mulholland Drive. 'Newly redesigned and re-illustrated, 'David Lynch 'is an indispensable companion.
Categories: Performing Arts