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On the Lost Highway: Lynch and Lacan, Cinema and Cultural Pathology

Keeping to the Script

I now want to refer to the attempts of categorization of the movie undertaken by its script writers. The movie has been dubbed by Lynch and Gifford (e.g., in the published version of the screenplay) as "A 21st Century Noir Horror Film. A graphic investigation into parallel identity crises. A world where time is dangerously out of control. A terrifying ride down the lost highway." Whereas the "time dangerously out of control" has already been hinted at in the section on the Moebius Strip, I want to use the remaining markers in the following as a kind of guideline.

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