A Thoughtful Examination of the Distinctive Elusive Style Employed by Director David Lynch

In “The Elusive Subconscious“, British filmmaker Lewis Bond of Channel Criswell explored the distinctly and somewhat disquieting elusive style of David Lynch, providing a formidable definition for the descriptive term “Lynchian”

The same way a hallway sinking into darkness is Lynchian, so is a white picket fence in a slice of Americana. To precisely state the meaning of the term requires finding a specific order amongst a variety of nuanced abstract creations. The examples are plentiful but uniformity amongst them is rare. The definition exists in uncertainty. Yet therein provides the binding force of Lynch’s approach. To be Lynchian is to exude elusiveness.