* TheChrisCarterEffect: Attempted, yet ultimately [[ExecutiveMeddling failed]], with ''TwinPeaks''.
* DeathOfTheAuthor - Lynch himself enforces this; he feels that it's better for fans to come up with their own interpretations than to tell them what they're supposed to feel about his films.
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory - Some of the more probable guesses as to what his films mean.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff - Europeans in general and the French in particular are noted for being bigger fans of Lynch than Americans. Much like [[{{Creator/PhilipKDick}} Philip K. Dick]], he was particularly appreciated by the French intellectual set (and Slavoj Zizek, who is essentially a Frenchman in a Slovenian's body) as his early work gelled very nicely with the PostModernism current in the French academy at the time.
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible
* UncannyValley: Some of his commercials, and Michael J. Anderson's role in ''Film/MulhollandDrive''.
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