The Philosophy of David Lynch (Philosophy of Popular Culture) (Hardcover)
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By William J. Devlin (Editor), Shai Biderman (Editor), Robert Arp (Contribution by)
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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 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 filmmaker's work. Lynch is examined as a postmodern artist, and the themes of darkness, logic, and time are discussed in depth. Other prominent issues in Lynch's films, such as Bad faith and freedom, ethics, politics, and religion, are also considered. Investigating myriad aspects of Lynch's influential and innovative work, The Philosophy of David Lynch provides a fascinating look at the philosophical underpinnings of the famous cult director.

About the Author

William J. Devlin is assistant professor of philosophy at Bridgewater State University. He lives in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.Shai Biderman is in the philosophy department at Boston University. He lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780813129914
ISBN-10: 0813129915
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: March 14th, 2011
Pages: 258
Language: English
Series: Philosophy of Popular Culture