Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity (Paperback)

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There's something about the images in a David Lynch film. This goes beyond the fact they're surreal, often disturbing and sometimes disorientating, or that they contain the distinct visual traces of a painter's eye (I.E. the shot composition, color palette, etc). It's the fact that each of them, in my opinion, feels genuinely inspired. In this book, Lynch does a really good job of conveying his creative process and philosophy, and explaining exactly why that is. And he does so in very short and sweet chapters, covering a variety of different subjects; ranging from meditation, to "catching" ideas, and the origins of various of his films. And yet somehow all of it is illuminating in some way or another to the nature of creativity, and inspiring no matter what type of work you're engaged in. It's the kind of book you could easily knock out in a single evening, but which personally I'll be going back to often. — From Salvatore's Picks


For the 10th anniversary of David Lynch's bestselling reflection on meditation and creativity, this new edition features interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

When it first appeared in 2006, David Lynch's Catching the Big Fish was celebrated for being "as close as Lynch will ever come to an interior shot of his famously weird mind" (Rocky Mountain News) Now for the bestseller's 10th anniversary, Lynch dives deeper into the creative process and the benefits of Transcendental Meditation with the addition of his exclusive q-and-a interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

The musicians open up to Lynch about their artistry, history, and the benefits they have experienced, artistically and personally, from their decades-long practice of Transcendental Meditation -- a technique that they and their fellow Beatles helped popularize in the 1960s.

Catching the Big Fish is a revelation for all want to understand Lynch's personal vision. And it is equally compelling for any who wonder how they can nurture their own creativity.

About the Author

Three-time Oscar-nominated director David Lynch is among the leading filmmakers of our era. From the early seventies to the present day, Lynch's popular and critically acclaimed film projects, which include Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Wild at Heart, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, INLAND EMPIRE, and Twin Peaks are internationally considered to have broken down the wall between art-house cinema and Hollywood moviemaking.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143130147
ISBN-10: 0143130145
Publisher: Tarcherperigee
Publication Date: September 6th, 2016
Pages: 208
Language: English
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