David Lynch

Lynchian Definition: Essentially a cinematic synonym for the more familiar words “weird” and “nonsensical.” A Lynchian film (usually directed and written by David Lynch) makes no sense to anyone. Lynchian fans take pleasure in the lack of understanding. Detractors, however, are more likely to writhe in frustration at what sometimes appear to be strange images with no purpose other than being strange. Examples: The severed ear in the field in “Blue Velvet.” Bill Pullman transforming into Balthazar Getty midway through “Lost Highway.” Could Describe: Richard Kelly’s “Donnie Darko,” David Milch’s “John From Cincinnati.”
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