The Separate Worlds of David Lynch's Inland Empire

  title={The Separate Worlds of David Lynch's Inland Empire},
  author={J. Goodwin},
  journal={Quarterly Review of Film and Video},
  pages={309 - 321}
  • J. Goodwin
  • Published 2014
  • Art
  • Quarterly Review of Film and Video
David Lynch’s films often confront their viewers with separate realities. These separations typically correspond to conventional allegorical interpretation, such as higher worlds of good and lower worlds of evil. The many alternate realities of his most recent film, Inland Empire, complicate such a moral interpretation. Inland Empire’s moral dimensions correspond directly to economic class. If the film were set only in Southern California, such a correspondence would be in line with the more… Expand