Confounding the Lynchian Model

  • Charles Grissom Midwestern State University


When confronted with a film that is “weird” or hard to understand, it is common to try and force it to make sense logically. Filmmakers like David Lynch have trained many moviegoers to embrace this kind of Lynchian model of analysis. However, this model is helpless in the face of films that do not embrace this western sense of rationality such as Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. This paper explains the Lynchian model and then applies it to Lynch’s Mulholland Drive and Uncle Boonmee in order to highlight the fallacy of trying to force eastern films into western thought paradigms.

Faculty Mentor: Tyler M. Williams

May 13, 2019
How to Cite
GRISSOM, Charles. Confounding the Lynchian Model. Metamorphosis, [S.l.], may 2019. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 sep. 2019.