ABSTRACT This review argues that David Lynch's digitally filmed Inland Empire defies the conventions of the generic behind-the-scenes Hollywood about an actress's struggle for success. Rather than demonizing or trivializing female creativity, Lynch celebrates a woman artist's use of a banal industry for transcendent purposes.
MARTHA P. NOCHIMSON is the author of The Passion of David Lynch: Wild at Heart in Hollywood (University of Texas Press, 1997) and, most recently, Dying to Belong: Gangster Movies in Hollywood and Hong Kong (Blackwell, 2007).
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Martha P. Nochimson; Inland Empire. Film Quarterly 1 June 2007; 60 (4): 10–14. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2007.60.4.10
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