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The Philosophy of David Lynch

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From his cult classic television series Twin Peaks to his most recent film Inland Empire (2006), David Lynch is best known for his unorthodox narrative style. An award-winning director, producer, and writer, Lynch distorts and disrupts traditional storylines and offers viewers a surreal, often nightmarish perspective. His unique approach to filmmaking has made his work fam ...more
Hardcover, 258 pages
Published March 14th 2011 by University Press of Kentucky (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jun 30, 2013 Jacco.. rated it really liked it
Lynche's films have always confounded me. That's a good thing, at least they leave a mark. And even better, I believe that a movie that marks you, or resonates if you will, touches something important.
So this collection of essays were an easy way to get to philosophy that I was interested in.

Now Lynchean films are easiest characterised as plain weird, without losing appeal. This book offers good reasons why these films feel so weird and unsettling. (to simplify to the point of distortion, they
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Adam
Apr 05, 2015 Adam rated it did not like it
Garbage, with the exception of the two essays re: existentialism and Indian philosophy, respectively (which are merely passable, but probably useful for citation purposes).

The frustrating thing is that there actually is a world of "philosophy and literature" studies and of "philosophy and film" studies, but it gets obscured by these horrendous "pop culture and philosophy" things.

The most laughable essay was the one that attempted to discuss epistemology in the analytic tradition and Cooper's d
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