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Wrapped in Plastic

Justus Nieland

in David Lynch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036934
eISBN:
9780252094057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036934.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a commentary on David Lynch's film career. It focuses on how plastic is the prime matter of his filmmaking, essential to his understanding of cinema. It takes up plasticity's ... More


The Weirding Way: The Makers of Dune

Christian McCrea

in Dune

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325826
eISBN:
9781800342446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325826.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter talks about the production of David Lynch's Dune through the lens of the film's reputation, histories, and key players. It discusses the collaboration with El Topo director Alejandro ... More


Twin Peaks: David Lynch and the Serial-Thriller Soap

Linda Ruth Williams

in The Contemporary Television Series

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619009
eISBN:
9780748671168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619009.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Twin Peaks was a pioneering television series created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, aired on ABC from April 1990 to June 1991. The oft-repeated adjective ‘quirky’ has become almost a synonym for ... More


Powers of the False

Elena del Río

in Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635252
eISBN:
9780748651146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635252.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers another perspective on the dismantling of representation and narrative that makes affect synonymous with the film image, proposing an impersonal, affective unconscious in place of ... More


Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Lindsay Hallam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325642
eISBN:
9781800342385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325642.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When David Lynch's film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, a prequel to the television series Twin Peaks, premiered at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival, it was met with met with outright hostility. ... More


David Lynch

Justus Nieland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036934
eISBN:
9780252094057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036934.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

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 ... More


Introduction

Christian McCrea

in Constellations: Dune

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325826
eISBN:
9781800342446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325826.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on David Lynch's 1984 film version of Dune. It analyses Dune's narrative structure, characterisations, its approach to science fiction, and audiovisual language that are all ... More


We Live Inside a Dream: Fire Walk With Me as a David Lynch Film

Lindsay Hallam

in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325642
eISBN:
9781800342385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325642.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how the Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me fits within David Lynch's wider filmography. It analyses connections and commonalities between Fire Walk With Me and Lynch's other films, ... More


Deleuze and the Cinemas of Performance: Powers of Affection

Elena del Rio

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635252
eISBN:
9780748651146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635252.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book offers a unique reconsideration of the performing body that privileges the notion of affective force over that of visual form at the centre of former theories of spectacle and ... More


Dune

Christian McCrea

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325826
eISBN:
9781800342446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325826.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

David Lynch's Dune (1984) is the film that science fiction — and the director's most ardent fans — can neither forgive nor forget. Frank Herbert's original 1965 novel built a meticulous universe of ... More


Introduction

Lindsay Hallam

in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325642
eISBN:
9781800342385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325642.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on David Lynch's film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me from 1992, which is a strange prequel film to a massively popular television show that became a commercial flop. It explains ... More


Filled with Secrets: Fire Walk With Me as a Twin Peaks Film

Lindsay Hallam

in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325642
eISBN:
9781800342385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325642.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me enriched and expanded the underlying mythology of the Twin Peaks universe despite being narrowed in scope. It details the ... More


A Dream Unfolds: Before Dune

Christian McCrea

in Dune

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325826
eISBN:
9781800342446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325826.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter maps the science fiction milieu, which includes David Lynch's Dune. It explains how science-fiction cinema had been bursting into new life throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s. It ... More


The Golden Path

Christian McCrea

in Dune

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325826
eISBN:
9781800342446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325826.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the unexpected longevity of David Lynch's Dune, a film that was for many deemed dead on arrival. It assesses Dune's lasting legacy from absurd tie-in merchandise to incredible ... More


Cherry Pie Wrapped in Barbed Wire: Fire Walk With Me as a Horror Movie

Lindsay Hallam

in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325642
eISBN:
9781800342385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325642.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Twin Peaks and its engagement with and subversion of genre conventions. It discloses how the Twin Peaks television series is viewed as a work of postmodernism and a pastiche of ... More


Mind in Motion: Watching Dune

Christian McCrea

in Dune

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325826
eISBN:
9781800342446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325826.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores David Lynch's Dune as one of science fiction's strangest outliers. It examines Dune's impressive cast, the lurid set designs, and the spiralling dialogue exchanges. It also ... More


Understanding Twin Peaks: The Return as a ‘Film Reboot’ via Anti-Franchise Discourses Within Media Franchising

Matt Hills

in Film Reboots

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474451369
eISBN:
9781474490641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451369.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues for the status of t Twin Peaks: The Return as film reboot. Drawing upon Derek Johnson’s work on franchising, Hills explores the extent to which The Return is positioned via ... More


Conclusion: Laura is the One

Lindsay Hallam

in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325642
eISBN:
9781800342385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325642.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter celebrate the character in David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me named Laura Palmer, who evolved from an image personifying the 'beautiful dead girl' to a character who is complex ... More


‘Reverse-Thinking’: Metahistorical Arts and Fictions

Paul Giles

in The Planetary Clock: Antipodean Time and Spherical Postmodern Fictions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198857723
eISBN:
9780191890352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857723.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Starting from Hayden White’s Metahistory, this chapter considers how what White called a ‘retroactive’ style of writing becomes naturalized in postmodernist aesthetics. The first section ranges ... More


Moral and Cognitive Dissonance in Cinema

Wyatt Moss-Wellington

in Cognitive Film and Media Ethics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197552889
eISBN:
9780197552926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197552889.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Cognitive dissonance provides a model for understanding how we experience film texts as profound. This chapter looks at the ways in which filmmakers might motivate or exploit the pleasure of ... More


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