Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond, or the not-so-subtle art of not giving a fuck.
Lynch Angeles Many miles away from Lynchtown lies the dreamy city of Lynch Angeles. Lynch Angeles is a city where dreams become reality; a city where people can reinvent themselves; a city where people can go to forget about their troubles. This fantasy world of obfuscated dreams, obsessive desires and subverted narratives, is rooted within… Continue reading Lost Highway: Suppression of Reality in Lynch Angeles.
SPOILERS: This article tells you more than just how "damn good" the coffee and pie is at the RR. Read on if you're familiar with the show! Through analysis of the television series, and the subsequent prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, this article will explore how the binary oppositions of Blue Velvet… Continue reading Twin Peaks: Dual Worlds of Dreams and Reality in Lynchtown.
"Lynchtown is a cute, typically American, small town, in the midst of an ocean of forest... a base camp for an adventure of the imagination… a surface with only one side… a façade with nothing to hide"- Michel Chion Lynchtown: Lumberton, USA. It is in the fictional town of Lumberton where we are first introduced to… Continue reading Blue Velvet: Twin Worlds of Desire Within the American Idyll of Lynchtown.
It is no secret that family dysfunction and Wes Anderson films go hand in hand. Whether it be the tumultuous Tenenbaums reverting to their teenage-selves to deal with the return of their abrasive patriarch, or the three brothers of The Darjeeling Limited going on a spiritual train journey across India to exorcise the guilt of missing… Continue reading Moonrise Kingdom: Cultural Tools of Escapism Enabling a Storm of Youthful Rebellion.