Film International i — November 2013, #66

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“David Lynch: Liminal Film-Maker”

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In Hollywood ‘[a] nuclear family is every child’s right’ argues Hampus Hagman, who takes a broad look at the Dream Factory’s problematic relationship to stepfamilies and other non-traditional family structures. Is ‘[David] Lynch’s “strangeness” […] part of a conscious strategy, allowing him to work in relative creative freedom provided he maintain his cryptic persona’? This is what Michael Daye suggests in his article on Lynch as a ‘liminal film-maker’. Tifenn Brisset has met actress Brigitte Auber and script supervisor Sylvette Baudrot, who share with us their memories of working on Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief (1955). Tony Williams delves into the ‘progressive utopian dimensions’ of the universe of Tarzancreator Edgar Rice Burroughs and the unfairly dismissed 2012 Burroughs-adaptation John Carter. And Emmet O’Cuana has met Australian film-maker-turned-graphic novelist Frank Candiloro, whose recent work Viddy Well, Brother is a tribute to Stanley Kubrick and A Clockwork Orange.

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