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David Lynch Decoded

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What does it all mean? Surely all of those red curtains, strobe lights and dancing dwarfs we keep seeing in David Lynch's films must mean something, right? Well actually, they do. In fact, not only do they mean something, they're all interconnected. Reading these symbols is the key to understanding not just David Lynch's films individually, but his body of work as a whole. ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published December 30th 2007 by Authorhouse (first published December 27th 2007)
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Jan 04, 2014 Theresa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Reads like a high-school book report or a list of soap-opera synopses. There were some good insights about signs, symbols and connectivity but it seemed only to skim the surface. Also, no elaboration on Lynch's use of music-which is an an integral part of all his films. Was hoping for a deeper, possibly philosophic or psychological analysis. Disappointing.

Jul 14, 2013 Joey rated it really liked it
Fascinating look at the themes and interconnected nature of all of Lynch's films. It was interesting to see things I'd seen and thought about echoed here as well as several other observations I hadn't thought of before. Worth reading for the Lynch fan.
Dec 26, 2015 Trevor rated it it was amazing
Excellent, excellent book that should be read by any cinephile or lover of Lynch's films. The author explores some of the unifying images, ideas, and themes in the aforementioned director's major body of work (read: feature films and Twin Peaks), although there are a couple references to the short "The Grandmother" in here. This is a svelte book that demands to be read and re-read and works both as a probing analysis of Lynch's oeuvre as well as a primer on the filmmaker himself. Particularly ...more
May 08, 2008 severyn rated it it was ok
A short essay on some of the tropes and themes of Lynch's films and TV - fire, electricity, the colour blue, etc.
It has lines like:
'A film with several other-world characters such as Eraserhead has quite a bit of electricity appearing in it, where as [sic] a film such as Blue Velvet, which has less obvious connections to the other world, does not have nearly as much electricity.'
It takes about 90 minutes to read.
The publisher is a self-publishing house.
Jul 27, 2013 Richard rated it liked it
Less a decoding than just describing each movie but there are a few nuggets in there worth discovering I guess
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