The Cinema of David Lynch: American Dreams, Nightmare Visions / Edition 1

The Cinema of David Lynch: American Dreams, Nightmare Visions / Edition 1

by Erica Sheen, Annette Davison
     
 

Recent scholarship has tended to situate David Lynch's complexities within the critical frame of postmodernism; the essays in this collection push beyond this position toward a fuller account of the cultural and technological contexts within which his work has developed across the 1980s and 1990s, and of his intense engagement with the creative and working

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Recent scholarship has tended to situate David Lynch's complexities within the critical frame of postmodernism; the essays in this collection push beyond this position toward a fuller account of the cultural and technological contexts within which his work has developed across the 1980s and 1990s, and of his intense engagement with the creative and working practices of the industry. Films discussed include Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, The Straight Story, and Mulholland Drive.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903364857
Publisher:
Wallflower Press
Publication date:
06/02/2004
Series:
Directors' Cuts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Notes on ContributorsIntroduction: American Dreams, Nightmare Visions, by Erica Sheen and Annette Davison1. The Essential Evil in/of Eraserhead (or, Lynch to the Contrary), by Steven Jay Schneider2. David Lynch and the Mug Shot: Facework in The Elephant Man and The Straight Story, by Joe Kember3. Going Into Strange Worlds: David Lynch, Dune and New Hollywood, by Erica Sheen4. Mysteries of Love: Lynch's Blue Velvet/Freud's Wolf-Man, by Sam Ishii-Gonzales5. Blue Velvet Underground: David Lynch's Post-Punk Poetics, by Nicholas Rombes6. Laura and Twin Peaks: Postmodern Parody and the Musical Reconstruction of the Absent Femme Fatale, by John Richardson7. Twin Peaks, Weak Language and the Resurrection of Affect, by Sheli Ayers8. 'In Dreams…': Gender, Sexuality and Violence in the Cinema of David Lynch, by Jana Evans Braziel9. 'Up in Flames': Love, Control and Collaboration in the Soundtrack to Wild at Heart, by Annette Davison10. Weird or Loopy? Specular Spaces, Feedback and Artifice in Lost Highway's Aesthetics of Sensation, by Greg Hainge11. Beyond Boundaries: David Lynch's Lost Highway, by Anne Jerslev12. 'All I Need is the Girl': The Life and Death of Creativity in Mulholland Drive, by Martha P. NochimsonFilmographyBibliographyIndex

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