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.