Spoilers galore below! Mulholland Drive Unlike Lost Highway in which we are transported into the protagonist’s fantasy halfway through the film, Mulholland Drive places the spectator straight into the fantasy world of its protagonist Betty/Diane. The first two-thirds of the film plays out as the storyline of Rita who has amnesia, the spectator accepts this… Continue reading Mulholland Drive: Destructive worlds of fantasy and reality on the winding road of Lynch Angeles.
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, the city of dreams.
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.
SPOILERS below, if you haven't seen this 30 year old classic! "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… 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 their father's… Continue reading Moonrise Kingdom: Cultural tools of escapism enabling a storm of youthful rebellion.