Oxford English Dictionary adds “Lynchian”, “Tarantinoesque”, and “Kubrickian”

It’s a good afternoon for David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick, and many other legendary filmmakers. The Oxford English Dictionary has declared  over a hundred film-related words, and their names have all been turned to adjectives.

Terms like Lynchian, Tarantinoesque, Kubrickian, Spielbergian, Altmanesque, and also Capraesque are officially a part of the dictionary’s lexicon, which should bring film writers who use them smiles.

To get Lynchian, they define the word “characteristic, reminiscent, or imitative of the works of David Lynch,” including: “Lynch is known for juxtaposing surreal or black components with mundane, everyday surroundings, and for utilizing compelling visual graphics to highlight a dreamlike quality of puzzle or menace. ”

Tarantinoesque is “characterized by picture and stylized violence, non-linear storylines, cineliterate references, satirical topics, and sharp dialogue,” while Kubrickian movies utilize “meticulous perfectionism, command of the technical areas of film-making, and atmospheric visual mode in movies across a range of genres. ”

Other developments comprise “mumblecore” “Scream queen”, “Shaky cam”, & “Diegetic”. Even phrases created the cut, most especially “Up to eleven” out of Rob Reiner’s This is Spinal Tap and “Not in Kansas anymore” by The Wizard of Oz.

Consult the entire list here and behave accordingly.

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