Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: the 50's and Lynch
From: (Ann Hodgins)
Date: 1991-05-04, 20:34

David Lynch seems to have formed his artistic vision in the
50's and early 60's - a time of great confidence, security and
optimism in the United States.
The americans emerged from WW2 feeling like world heros, feeling that
in the form of Hitler they had defeated evil for all time.
The german anti-christ had been destroyed and those american
soldiers  responsible for this accomplishment felt
very sure that they were living in the best of all possible
societies, the free world. 
Their children, however, saw the world through different eyes.
They saw that evil still flourished, even in America. David Lynch
was one of those children. His vision of the evil that lurks under the
bright surface is the dominant theme of his work. 
ann h.