Nochimson, Martha P.
Title THE PASSION OF DAVID LYNCH: WILD AT HEART IN HOLLYWOOD
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher University of Texas Press 1997
0292755651 / 9780292755659
Seller ID RWARE0000037411
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 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, Mar tha Nochimson believes, requires a similar method of being open to the subc onscious, of resisting the logical reductiveness of language. In this innov ative 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 Or son Welles, then moves into the heart of her study, in-depth analyses of Ly nch's films and television productions. These include Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Dune, The Elephant Man, E raserhead, The Grandmother, The Alphabet, and Lynch's most recent, Lost Hig hway. 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.