To begin with, I have to admit I was never a fan of David Lynch. Apart from Twin Peaks, which I consider a brilliant, classic TV show (even though it gets really cheesy at some point), I never really understood the phenomena of his movies. Up until today, when I had a chance to study a little bit more about his visions and inspirations, I was very reserved towards him. It is hard enough to get into director's mind and fully understand the meaning he wants to present in his movies. Even though I am a firm believer in the cinema that leaves the audience thinking and its meaning is open to our own interpretation. The difference with Lynch is that his movies are particularly complicated and even if you understand some bits, you still want to look up the explanation for the rest of it as it seems not to make much of a sense. Moreover, David Lynch is one of a very few, who will not reveal the secrets behind his stories. Possibly because he doesn't know the answer himself.
David Lynch became passionate about art in his early age but never considered becoming a filmmaker. He has always wanted to become a painter and so he studied art until he realised that his paintings were lacking something. In the Interview for The Guardian in 1985, he claims "I would make this paintings and I would sort of hear a sound or something that went with them or I would want there to be some sort of movement. There seem to be a bit more of a story behind them." and so he decided to make his first moving picture - a one minute film for an experimental painting contest. He would have never made a film afterwards, as he could not have afforded it, but a millionaire offered him money for a moving painting for his house. Lynch used the money to buy his very first camera and in 1967 he made a little film "The Alphabet".
PERSONAL BACKGROUND IN ERASERHEAD
FANTASY VS. REALITY IN MULHOLLAND DRIVE
The second film we watched was Mulholland Drive. It was the second time I have seen the movie. I was well excited to watch it again cause, even though I liked it, I did not entirely understand it. I still do not but the more I look into it the more it does make sense. Also, the more I look into it, research and find all the references, inspirations and symbolisms hidden in the story, the more fond of it I am.
"Mulholland Drive is a double narrative film, where a character
Another mystery of Mulholland Drivie is the famous diner scene, where two men meet at Winkie's to talk about one man's dream about the place. The whole scene seems as if it is cut out of the movie. That is because it is a representation of a recurring nightmare. The man is terrified of the Hobo he has seen in his dream. The hobo represents failure whilst the man represents success. His biggest fear in life is to face up the Hobo, to become him. He is terrified to death because of the though of experiencing failure, ending up alone, with no money, no one by his side, nothing. Failure seems to be the biggest tragedy, the biggest fear he has.
"I hope that I never see that face, ever, outside of a dream."
THE BLUE KEY IN THE BLUE BOX
A PORTAL BETWEEN THE FANTASY AND REALITY
"No hay banda! It's all a tape. Il n'est pas de orquestra. It is... an illusion!"
MICHAEL J ANDERSON - THE KING OF HOLLYWOOD
"You'll see me one more time if you do good.
You'll see me two more times if you do bad."
"Since it's complete in my mind nothing should be talked about more."
WELCOME TO MY PERSONAL
MODULES & CATEGORIES
AN IDEAL PLACE TO JUST SIT DOWN AND DO NOTHING
BEHIND THE SCENES
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR (2013)
CALUM AND THE SCARF
COLOUR SYMBOLISM IN FILM
MULHOLLAND DRIVE (2001)
ONE FOOT IN THE SEA
RULES (MUSIC VIDEO)
THE CONVERSATION (1974)
UNMASKING A CONFIDENCE TRICKSTER
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (2011)