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John Berra's latest guest blog for 'The Gothic Imagination' is now online:

'The American Independent Gothic tour now arrives in Los Angeles, California. Of course, no tour of Los Angeles would be complete without a trip to the Hollywood hills and a little look into the workings of the Hollywood studios, and this particular package is no exception. However, this tour intends to reveal the underbelly of the Dream Factory rather than to celebrate its glitzy veneer and, as such, operates completely independently without any sponsorship from corporate affiliates.

To some extent, this is also the professional approach of David Lynch, a director whose occasional dealings with the studio system have often sent him scurrying back to the margins in order to preserve the artistic integrity of his cinematic output, or at least to avoid providing easy explanations to his audience. From the industrial interiors of Eraserhead (1977), to the logging community of Blue Velvet (1986) and the small Washington town of his television series Twin Peaks (1990-1991) and its big-screen prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), Lynch has re-appropriated locations to suit his skewed vision of America, and the Los Angeles of Mulholland Drive is no exception. '

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