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Memory, Identity and Desire: A Psychoanalytic Reading of David Lynch’s "Mulholland Drive"

Akser, Murat (2012) Memory, Identity and Desire: A Psychoanalytic Reading of David Lynch’s "Mulholland Drive". CINEJ Cinema Journal, 2 (1). pp. 58-76. [Journal article]

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URL: http://cinej.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/cinej/article/view/58

DOI: 10.5195/cinej.2012.58

Abstract

This is a reading of David Lynch’s "Mulholland Drive" through the psychoanalytic approach of Lacan from the perspective of formation of fantasy and shifting identities. Lynch constructs his films consciously choosing his themes from the sub(versive/conscious) side of human mind. "Mulholland Drive" has been analyzed several times from different approaches, ranging from gender (Love, 2004) to narratology (Lentzner, 2005; Mc-Gowan, 2004; Cook, 2011). This detailed textual analysis intends to rationalize Lynch’s narrative structure through Lacanian terms in reference to Žižekian terminology.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:psychoanalysis, David Lynch, Lacan, Zizek, film studies
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute
ID Code:28144
Deposited By: Dr Murat Akser
Deposited On:28 Nov 2013 14:45
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:12

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