THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING DAVID LYNCH
Growing up in Missoula, Montana, David Lynch’s childhood is pretty much as picturesque of Suburban America as it gets. It wasn’t until he moved to Philadelphia where David Lynch was exposed to the deepest, darkest mysteries that encompass the ordinary things we all know. Since then David has been intrigued by this sense of duality that is common in people alike as well as places. It’s somewhere between these two extremes that is who we really are and maybe that point in the middle is where all of David’s films take place. When you watch David’s films you might see a story take place in LA, but it isn’t quite like the LA we really know. It’s all a little off. Familiar, yet ambiguous and mysterious. There’s a sense of fear that clouds the judgment of the characters in Lynch’s works. Through the use of Transcendental Mediation, Lynch is able to traverse through the depths of his unconscious and present to viewers a tangible depiction of the universal unconscious we all share. Facially, it seems like it is all just a dream, but who’s to say we aren’t the ones living within the dream?
Here’s our recommended order of getting into and understanding Lynch!
1) MULHOLLAND DR. (2001)
2) BLUE VELVET (1986)
3) ERASERHEAD (1977)
4) THE ELEPHANT MAN (1980)
5) TWIN PEAKS (1990-1992, 2017)