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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


power and patient/subject exploitation: the elephant man

lester d. friedman

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0050
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the ethical issues raised by the film The Elephant Man (1980). The film tells the story of Joseph Merrick (John Hurt), whose deformities condemned him to life as a sideshow ... More


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