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David Lynch

Justus Nieland


A key figure in the ongoing legacy of modern cinema, David Lynch designs environments for spectators, transporting them to inner worlds built by mood, texture, and uneasy artifice. We enter these famously cinematic interiors to be wrapped in plastic, the fundamental substance of Lynch's work. This volume revels in the weird dynamism of Lynch's plastic worlds. Exploring the range of modern design idioms that inform Lynch's films and signature mise-en-scène, the book argues that plastic is at once a key architectural and interior design dynamic in Lynch's films, an uncertain way of feeling essen ... More

Keywords: David Lynch, mise-en-scène, modern cinema, human organism, experimentalism, modernism, avant-garde, melodrama, film noir, art cinema

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036934
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036934.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Justus Nieland, author
Michigan State University

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