David Lynch is undoubtedly one of the most important filmmakers of today. Irritant, feverish and fascinating, Lynch has made films for different tastes, so he has been placed as a cult director. His extensive career has had all sorts of experiments, odes to film, sickly follies and even film critics often say that his films border on farce, cheating, and emotions manipulation. Lynch has been exposed to the acceptance and rejection, poles that manifest when one is doing something right.
Below, I enlist some films that gave a twist to the film industry, enchanting the audience, becoming part of the most representative of the director.
Eraserhead (1977). With Jack Nance. Lynch’s debut is an abstract film with dreamlike and disturbing scenes where the viewer can perform different interpretations.
The Elephant Man (1980). With John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins. A biopic about Joseph Merrick, a man who suffers from a physical deformation, is the subject of exploitation and mockery.
Blue Velvet (1986). With Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini and Dennis Hopper. With this film, Lynch received an Oscar nomination for Best Director. A film that explores the twisted side of human beings and questions the moral and stereotypes of society.
Lost Highway (1997). With Patricia Arquette and Bill Pullman. Psychological thriller that relies on elements of film noir, using excellent time management and film space to represent the unconscious and madness.
The direction of David Lynch in his other films like Wild at Heart, Mulholland Drive and Twin Peaks (to name a few) is bright, projecting the strength of his visual work, turning his faithful cinematic style reference.
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