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The Impossible David Lynch (Film and Culture) Todd McGowan Launches A Provocative Exploration Of Weirdness And Fantasy In David Lynch S Groundbreaking Oeuvre He Studies Lynch S Talent For Blending The Bizarre And The Normal To Emphasize The Odd Nature Of Normality Itself Hollywood Is Often Criticized For Distorting Reality And Providing Escapist Fantasies, But In Lynch S Movies, Fantasy Becomes A Means Through Which The Viewer Is Encouraged To Build A Revolutionary Relationship With The WorldConsidering The Filmmaker S Entire Career, McGowan Examines Lynch S Play With Fantasy And Traces The Political, Cultural, And Existential Impact Of His Unique Style Each Chapter Discusses The Idea Of Impossibility In One Of Lynch S Films, Including The Critically Acclaimed Blue Velvet And The Elephant Man The Densely Plotted Lost Highway And Mulholland Drive The Cult Favorite Eraserhead And The Commercially Unsuccessful Dune McGowan Engages With Theorists From The Golden Age Of Film Studies Christian Metz, Laura Mulvey, And Jean Louis Baudry And With The Thought Of Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, And Hegel By Using Lynch S Weirdness As A Point Of Departure, McGowan Adds A New Dimension To The Field Of Auteur Studies And Reveals Lynch To Be The Source Of A New And Radical Conception Of Fantasy Nowadays I just find it amusing to listen to read someone s analysis of Lynch s films In my opinion, reading David Foster Wallace s thoughts on what is truly Lynchian is probably good enough for me Mcgowan s book chronologically runs through an interpretation of almost every Lynch project, at least his full length, studio pictures anyway For the most part, it s a psychological reading of his films, largely from the academic perspective of a strict Lacanian, which makes it sound almost like a sub par version of Zizek s essay on Lost Highway To be honest, I m all for intellectual acrobats, sometimes, but this book just sounds irrelevant Not to mention the fact that the whole unfulfilled desire fantasy demarcation is very much apparent in most of Lynch s films In example, with reference to Mulholland Drive, even though all of Lynch s films are open to myriad interpretations, it s pretty fucking obvious that the first half of the film is Diane s dream wish fulfillment of her relationship with Rita of course there are even some holes in that , and the second part of the film is the cold reality in which she has been completely fucked over, thus her desire is unfulfilled For an author to touch this ostensible dynamic up with a bunch of fodder from Lacan s seminars is just cheap film theory in my opinion Aside from that, there are so many tiny, ambiguous details contained within Lynch s films, that they almost seem to evade any sort of theoretical interpretation I guess it s my own fault for reading this book in the first place Such a shame too because the cover of this book is breathtaking I mean, the title in itself is complete bullshit, the Impossible David Lynch If you thought that he was such an impossible filmmaker, then why did you attempt an in depth study of his works . If you re a fan of David Lynch, then you must read this book in a word it is a stunning piece of erudition and theoretical thinking The best academic book on Lynch yet to published.

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