Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen
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 familiar to critics and audiences worldwide, and he earned Academy Award nominations for Best Director for The Elephant Man (1980), Blue Velvet (1986), and Mulholland Drive (2001). Lynch creates a new reality for both characters and audience by focusing on the individual and embracing existentialism. In The Philosophy of David Lynch, editors William J. Devlin and Shai Biderman have compiled an impressive list of contributors to explore the philosophy at the core of the filmmakerÕs work. Lynch is examined as a postmodern artist, and the themes of darkness, logic, and time are discussed in depth. Other prominent issues in LynchÕs films, such as Bad faith and freedom, ethics, politics, and religion, are also considered. Investigating myriad aspects of LynchÕs influential and innovative work, The Philosophy of David Lynch provides a fascinating look at the philosophical underpinnings of the famous cult director.
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Chapter 1 Caucasian Youth
Chapter 2 From West End to Rochester
Chapter 3 Young Lion of Broadway
Chapter 4 The Sound of Applause
The Breakthrough Years
Chapter 6 Queen Garbo
Chapter 7 I Loves You Porgy
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