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Plays are unique in all of literature, because they are only finished in performance in front of an audience. To understand how plays come to their complete realization, we will see several productions, both on and off campus.

The student will be responsible for the cost of one ticket for an off campus production. ENGL C Communications This survey course focuses on the application of communication principles and theories, enabling students to develop public speaking, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and group communication skills.

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So my first and generally representative sight of Lynch is from the back, and understandably from a distance. What movie people on location sets call the trailer that houses the bathrooms: Lynch and radical mastectomy Had for a few years a comic strip, The Angriest Dog in the World, that appeared in a handful of weekly papers, and of which Matt Greening and Bill Griffith were reportedly big fans.

Has had a bunch of gallery shows of his abstract expressionist paintings. The former object of a Time cover story in became the object of a withering ad hominem backlash. For me, though, a more interesting question ended up being whether David Lynch really gives a shit about whether his reputation is rehabilitated or not. This attitude-like Lynch himself, like his work-seems to me to be both grandly admirable and sort of nuts.

He makes his own choices about what he wants. In some ways it seems that Lynch was miscast as its director: Eraserhead had been one of those sell-your-own-plasma-to-buy-the-film-stock masterpieces, with a tiny and largely unpaid cast and crew. Dune, on the other hand, had one of the biggest budgets in Hollywood history, and its production staff was the size of a Caribbean nation, and the movie involved lavish and cuttingedge special effects.

The experience could easily have turned Lynch into an embittered hack, doing effects-intensive gorefests for commercial studios. The experience did neither. Lynch both hung in and, on some level probably, gave up. Dune convinced him of something that all the really interesting independent filmmakers-the Coen brothers, Jane Campion, Jim Jarmusch-seem to steer by.

For Blue Velvet, De Laurentiis offered Lynch a tiny budget and an absurdly low directorial fee, but percent control over the film. Lynch not only wrote and directed Blue Velvet, he had a huge hand in almost every aspect of the film, even coauthoring songs on the soundtrack with Badalamenti. Blue Velvet was, again, in its visual intimacy and sure touch, a distinctively homemade film the home being, again, D. While the creepy-video thing is under way, there are also some scenes of Bill Pullman looking very natty and East Village in all black and jamming on his tenor sax in front of a packed dance floor only in a David Lynch movie would people dance ecstatically to abstract jazz , and some scenes of Patricia Arquette seeming restless and unhappy in a kind of narcotized, disassociated way, and generally being creepy and mysterious and making it clear that she has a kind of double life involving decadent, lounge-lizardy men.

Eddy, played by Robert Loggia, is a menacing crime boss-type figure with a thuggish entourage and a black Mercedes 6. The one thing I feel I can say with total confidence is that the movie will be A recent homicide in Boston, in which the deacon of a South Shore church reportedly gave chase to a vehicle that bad cut him off, forced the car off the road, and shot the driver with a highpowered crossbow, was borderline Lynchian.

Coulson, who was later Log Lady on Twin Peaks. As are the long, self-consciously mundane dialogues on foot massages, pork bellies, TV pilots, etc. It seems to me fair to say that the commercial Hollywood phenomenon that is Mr. Quentin Tarantino would not exist without David Lynch as a touchstone, a set of allusive codes and contexts in the viewers midbrain.

Reservoir Dogs, for example, with its comically banal lunch chatter, creepily otiose code names, and intrusive soundtrack of campy pop from decades past, is a Lynch movie made commercial, i. Or consider the granddaddy of inyour-ribs Blue Velvet references: But it is to say that Lynch has in many ways cleared and made arable the contemporary "anti"-Hollywood territory that Tarantino et al. Some of them are brilliant and unforgettable; others are almost unbelievably jejune and crude and incoherent and bad.

This, for me, is part of his fascination. If the word sick seems excessive, substitute the word creepy. In other words, a creepy person. Los Angeles in January, though, turns out to be plenty Lynchian in its own right. Surreal-banal interpenetrations are every place you look.

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