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Dujmović, Ivana. (2018). David Lynch's American dreams. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Cvek, Sven].

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David Lynch is the representative of American film modernism and postmodernism. His film work is uncompromising and based on his unique author's vision. His specific visual style with dreamy scenes accompanied by specific sound and music was accepted as the world-renowned "Lynchian" style. His work is the main topic of a number of professional film reviews and books. In the first part of the thesis, I present a review of David Lynch's films. The first thematically separated part includes the films including the sinister side of American society with the Surrealist Symbolism (Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, and Wild at Heart). The second thematic part represents the crucial, psychedelic stage filled with dreams, daydreams and fantasies (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me and television series Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway and Inland Empire). The third thematic stage presents David Lynch's atypical films, the science fiction film Dune and the "road movie" The Straight Story that has elements of dreams and fantasies. The second part of my thesis examines further four of Lynch's films. (Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway and Lynch's atypical film The Straight Story).

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: David Lynch, filmography, American dreams
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Cvek, Sven
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2019 10:06
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2019 10:06

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