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Not quite what I was expecting,
This review is from: David Lynch Decoded (Paperback)As already mentioned in other reviews, this is a rather short book and you'll get through it pretty quickly - for me, a couple of days in two sittings.
There are a few things of interest here. The author concentrates on running themes such as electricity, the colour blue and the symbolic meaning behind barking dogs. Though I found some of this quite fascinating, especially the presence of evil travelling through electricity theme which explained a few more baffling moments in Inland Empire, a lot of it I considered quite tenuous.
As a Lynch fan I don't really want to be offered answers on a plate as that's part of the fun, but to read up on the theories and interpretations of others to supplement my own or even contradict them enhances my enjoyment of the films.
Unfortunately this book doesn't really offer any dissection of plot, theory on the overall story for each film or an attempt to interpret them into a more linear (or conventional) structure, which I thought I was going to get.
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Initial post: 26 Dec 2011 01:40:48 GMT
I recommend that you have a look at "Lynch on Lynch" if you haven't. It is a series of interviews with the man himself compiled into book form that really give an intriguing insight into the mind of a great artist.
P.S. thanks for the insightful review, it swayed me from buying this book.
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