Lacanian analysis on Lynch

David Lynch is one of my favourite directors. The Elephant Man is, in my opinion, one of the greatest films ever made, except most might say that that was his least “Lynchian” work (that’s a debate for another day). Today, however, I’m going to share my own take on his other early works, Blue Velvet and Eraserhead. These two works are remarkably strange,¬†ambivalent, and Freudian, so I used Lacanian Psychoanalytical Film Theory to give you my interpretation of what Lynch is showing us.

Retrospectively, I feel that both the films and my analysis were quite phallocentric. I might perhaps consider doing a follow-up on this topic.





January 12th, 2019 | by Zaffron Steam

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