19. The Impossible David Lynch – Greg Scorzo with Todd McGowan.
Author, Theorist, Film Studies.
The book ‘The Impossible David Lynch’ by Todd McGowan is a landmark piece of writing within Lynchian theory. In this Art of Thinking podcast, philosopher Greg Scorzo talks to the author Todd McGowan about his book. (2002). The podcast examines Todd’s theories explaining the meaning of three David Lynch movies: Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, and Eraserhead. Also discussed is how McGowan analyses all three movies using the Lacanian conceptualisations of desire and fantasy. Throughout the podcast, Scorzo and McGowan discuss what Lynch’s movies can teach us about politics, the superego, jealousy, love, truth, responsibility, capitalism, time off of work, and the potential we all have to follow our fantasies to the very end. . Todd is committed to the idea that theoretical exploration of questions about existence, the psyche, and society can contribute in tangible ways to the creative process. He often focus on major theoretical figures like Hegel, Marx, or Freud and delve into how their ideas manifest themselves in the most important films, television series, and other media texts. This podcast contains movie spoilers
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