Poll: David Lynch Trademarks
Director/Writer David Lynch is famous for his remarkable style. Which single element of it makes the best contribution to Lynch's oeuvre? Discuss here
Poll by: ur22567331
Created Jan 19 2017
Twin Peaks (1990)
The use of little American forest towns as settings, as in Blue Velvet (1986), the Twin Peaks (1990) TV series and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992…
Laura Harring and Naomi Watts in Mulholland Drive (2001)
The use of Los Angeles as a setting, as in Lost Highway (1997), Mulholland Drive (2001) and Inland Empire (2006).
Angelo Badalamenti's distinctive music, as heard in Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990), Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearte…
David Lynch and Freddie Francis in The Straight Story (1999)
The unique use of sound effects, usually provided by Lynch himself.
Laura Dern in Inland Empire (2006)
Leading Lady Laura Dern, who worked with Lynch on Blue Velvet (1986), Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted (1990), Wild at Heart …
Kyle MacLachlan in Twin Peaks (1990)
Leading Man Kyle MacLachlan, who worked with Lynch on Dune (1984), Blue Velvet (1986), the Twin Peaks (1990) series and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me …
Jack Nance in Twin Peaks (1990)
The recurring use of peculiar character actors, mostly in supporting roles, for instance Jack Nance, Michael J. Anderson, Miguel Ferrer and Harry Dean…
Isabella Rossellini in Blue Velvet (1986)
Visual aesthetics: The use of intense colors, dark pictures and shadows.
Sheryl Lee in Twin Peaks (1990)
Acts and results of violence, often contrasted or connotated with peace or humor.
Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern in Wild at Heart (1990)
Scenes with graphic sex or sexual connotation.
Jack Nance in Eraserhead (1977)
Dream sequences, or sequences whose reality is dubious.
Dean Stockwell in Blue Velvet (1986)
The use of songs from bygone eras.
Industrial settings - foam, fire and noise, most importantly in Eraserhead (1977), The Elephant Man (1980) and Dune (1984).
Laura Dern and Kyle MacLachlan in Blue Velvet (1986)
1950's kitsch/clichés or nostalgia, like certain music, fashion, architecture, cars, naive behavior of characters, sometimes countered by hidden threa…
Peculiar language and seemingly out of place utterances.
Patricia Arquette in Lost Highway (1997)
References to other films (especially film noir) or the film-making world.
Anthony Hopkins and John Hurt in The Elephant Man (1980)
Defacements, deformations and disabilities and their consequences, as in pretty much all of his movies except The Straight Story (1999).
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Intricate plots and amibigious meanings which inspire speculation and can make it necessary to watch the films multiple times before appreciating them…
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