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Poll: David Lynch Trademarks

Director/Writer David Lynch is famous for his remarkable style. Which single element of it makes the best contribution to Lynch's oeuvre?

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    Twin Peaks (1990)

    The use of little American forest towns as settings, as in Blue Velvet (1986), the Twin Peaks (1990) TV series and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992).
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    Laura Harring and Naomi Watts in Mulholland Drive (2001)

    The use of Los Angeles as a setting, as in Lost Highway (1997), Mulholland Drive (2001) and Inland Empire (2006).
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    David Lynch and Freddie Francis in The Straight Story (1999)

    The unique use of sound effects, usually provided by Lynch himself.
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    Laura Dern in Inland Empire (2006)

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    Kyle MacLachlan in Twin Peaks (1990)

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    Jack Nance in Twin Peaks (1990)

    The recurring use of peculiar character actors, mostly in supporting roles, for instance Jack Nance, Michael J. Anderson, Miguel Ferrer and Harry Dean Stanton.
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    Isabella Rossellini in Blue Velvet (1986)

    Visual aesthetics: The use of intense colors, dark pictures and shadows.
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    Sheryl Lee in Twin Peaks (1990)

    Acts and results of violence, often contrasted or connotated with peace or humor.
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    Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern in Wild at Heart (1990)

    Scenes with graphic sex or sexual connotation.
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    Jack Nance in Eraserhead (1977)

    Dream sequences, or sequences whose reality is dubious.
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    Dean Stockwell in Blue Velvet (1986)

    The use of songs from bygone eras.
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    "Dune" Sting

    Industrial settings - foam, fire and noise, most importantly in Eraserhead (1977), The Elephant Man (1980) and Dune (1984).
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    Laura Dern and Kyle MacLachlan in Blue Velvet (1986)

    1950's kitsch/clichés or nostalgia, like certain music, fashion, architecture, cars, naive behavior of characters, sometimes countered by hidden threats.
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    Monty Montgomery

    Peculiar language and seemingly out of place utterances.
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    Patricia Arquette in Lost Highway (1997)

    References to other films (especially film noir) or the film-making world.
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    Anthony Hopkins and John Hurt in The Elephant Man (1980)

    Defacements, deformations and disabilities and their consequences, as in pretty much all of his movies except The Straight Story (1999).
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    Mulholland Drive (2001)

    Intricate plots and amibigious meanings which inspire speculation and can make it necessary to watch the films multiple times before appreciating them.

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