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The Passion of David Lynch By Martha P. Nochimson

The Passion of David Lynch
by Martha P. Nochimson

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Presents an analysis of David Lynch's films. This book shows how he subverts traditional Hollywood gender roles to offer an optimistic view that love and human connection are really possible. It includes analysis of such films as "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me", "Wild at Heart", "Twin Peaks", "Blue Velvet", "Dune", and "The Elephant Man".
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The Passion of David Lynch: Wild at Heart in Hollywood by Martha P. Nochimson

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.

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The Passion of David Lynch Reviews


"This is the best book on David Lynch that has yet been published. Nochimson's book is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary cinema." -Brian Henderson, Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo

About Martha P. Nochimson


Martha P. Nochimson is the author of eight previous books about film and television, including David Lynch Swerves: Uncertainty from Lost Highway to Inland Empire, World on Film, and Dying to Belong: Gangster Movies in Hollywood and Hong Kong. She is currently teaching a course on Lynch's oeuvre at the David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts.

Table of Contents


  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. David Lynch at a (Feminine) Glance, or Her Eyes Were Moving, but She Didn't Know It
  • 1. Portrait of the Director as a Surfer in the Waves of the Collective Unconscious
  • 2. "I Just Met the Good Witch": Wild at Heart
  • 3. "The Magician Longs to See": Twin Peaks
  • 4. "Seeing Something That Was Always Hidden": Blue Velvet
  • 5. "The Stream Flows, the Wind Blows": Dune, The Elephant Man
  • 6. "Please Remember, You Are Dealing with a Human Form": Six Men Getting Sick, Eraserhead, The Grandmother, and The Alphabet
  • 7. "If You Are Falling in Space": Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Coda. The Passion of David Lynch: The Lady or the Highway
  • Appendix. Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Broken Hearted
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Credits for Illustrations

Additional information

GOR004680101
The Passion of David Lynch: Wild at Heart in Hollywood by Martha P. Nochimson
Martha P. Nochimson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
University of Texas Press
1996-11-30
288
0292755651
9780292755659
N/A
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