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David Lynch: The Man from Another Place (Icons)


David Lynch: The Man from Another Place (Icons)

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    Dennis Lim(Author)
At once a pop culture icon, cult figure, and film industry outsider, master filmmaker David Lynch and his work defy easy definition. Dredged from his subconscious mind, Lynch's work is primed to act on our own subconscious, combining heightened, contradictory emotions into something familiar but inscrutable. No less than his art, Lynch's life also evades simple categorization, encompassing pursuits as a musician, painter, photographer, carpenter, entrepreneur, and vocal proponent of Transcendental Meditation.

David Lynch: The Man from Another Place, Dennis Lim's remarkably smart and concise book, proposes several lenses through which to view Lynch and his work: through the age-old mysteries of the uncanny and the sublime, through the creative energies of surrealism and postmodernism, through ideas of America and theories of good and evil. Lynch himself often warns against overinterpretation. And accordingly, this is not a book that seeks to decode his art or annotate his life--to dispel the strangeness of the Lynchian--so much as one that offers complementary ways of seeing and understanding one of the most distinctive bodies of work in modern cinema. Its spirit is true to its subject, in remaining suggestive rather than definitive, in allowing what Lynch likes to call "room to dream," and in honoring the allure of the unknown and the unknowable.

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  • PDF | 192 pages
  • Dennis Lim(Author)
  • New Harvest (3 Nov. 2015)
  • English
  • 5
  • Music, Stage & Screen
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  • By Stuart M. Field on 25 May 2017

    David Lynch may well be the only true film genius left. This short book covers the highs and lows of his career and is full of insightful analysis covering Lynch's life, his inspirations and his working methods.

  • By Bill Larch on 10 December 2015

    This is a very interesting and thoroughly well researched book on David Lynch's output. It's made me revisit a number of Lynch films thanks to previously unknown facts and oddities, and also watch a number of youtube clips of lesser know Lynch short films and even the intruiging 'Meshes of the Afternoon' from 1943 which appears to have been an influence on Lost Highway.Highly recommended.

  • By Bands and Brothers on 7 October 2016

    David Lynch: The Man From Another Place is an in-depth study of the man behind the art, the music and... the movies. Despite its slim volume (only 180 pages) Dennis Lim manages to paint an as complete as possible picture of the artist who remains - even after reading all the interesting facts - the greatest enigma in modern cinema. Lim focusses on the man as well as the works (paying only slight attention to the less interesting ones). He did his research very well and evidently knows what he's writing about. I can recommend this book to people who recently got interested in Lynch's work, as well as to long time fans (like myself). For the author not only describes what is commonly known, but must nevertheless be adressed. He also has lots of new details and insights to share, which will keep the reader at the edge of his seat.

  • By Guest on 3 November 2016

    Decent write up on Lynch but it's best to just read "Lynch on Lynch" I read both and find the latter to be much more interesting. Dennis Lim's book takes a lot from that one anyways. In this book the writing style is kind of academic and flamboyant, and I feel that's what will always happen if you try to over-analyze Lynch's life. Better to simply read that stuff from the source.

  • By Anna Y on 2 February 2016

    Grandson, aged 20 and studying still, found this to be a very interesting read.

  • By Patrick J on 9 December 2016

    An okay overview of Lynch's work, it's not properly referenced which is frustrating.

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