Hitchcock and Lynch Comparison Essay by anathyn

Hitchcock and Lynch
Comparing the impact that Alfred Hitchcock had on David Lynch's film, "Lost Highway".
# 58793 | 1,926 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on May 22, 2005 in Film (Artist) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)


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Description:

This paper shows how "Lost Highway" can be seen as a cinematic mixture of the concepts used by Alfred Hitchcock in "Notorious" and "Strangers on a Train". Lynch's original presentation of those concepts shows that Hitchcock's influence did not stifle his own creativity. It explains how "Lost Highway" contains Hitchcock's trademarks, such as the wrong man theme and doubles. It also shows Hitchcock's directorial influence on David Lynch and the use of symbols by both directors. The examples provided are backed up by film quotes, music references, and quotes from a notable book on Hitchcock, Donald Spoto's "The Art of Alfred Hitchcock".

From the Paper:

"There are some directors that make great movies, and then, there are some directors who create amazing lasting cinema features. The latter do not only achieve fame in their lifetime, but are often immortalized by their own pieces as well as by the imitation of their styles and ideas. This imitation is, of course, not just a reproduction of what the original director did. The imitation, when done correctly, becomes another great piece of cinema unto itself; one such imitation is David Lynch's Lost Highway. Although Lost Highway can be seen as a cinematic mixture of the concepts used by Alfred Hitchcock in Notorious and Strangers on the Train, Lynch's original presentation of those concepts shows that Hitchcock's influence did not stifle his own creativity."

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