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Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity

Lynch, David

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ISBN 10: 1585425400 / ISBN 13: 9781585425402
Published by Tarcher, New York, 2006
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine in illustrated boards. Issued without dust jacket. Signed by Lynch on the half-title page. Bookseller Inventory # b33356

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Title: Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, ...

Publisher: Tarcher, New York

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Issued without dust jacket.

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition (SIGNED).

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Synopsis:

In this "unexpected delight,"* filmmaker David Lynch describes his personal methods of capturing and working with ideas, and the immense creative benefits he has experienced from the practice of meditation.

Now in a beautiful paperback edition, David Lynch's Catching the Big Fish provides a rare window into the internationally acclaimed filmmaker's methods as an artist, his personal working style, and the immense creative benefits he has experienced from the practice of meditation.

Catching the Big Fish comes as a revelation to the legion of fans who have longed to better understand Lynch's personal vision. And it is equally compelling to those who wonder how they can nurture their own creativity.

Catching Ideas

Ideas are like fish.

If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you've got to go deeper.

Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure. They're huge and abstract. And they're very beautiful.

I look for a certain kind of fish that is important to me, one that can translate to cinema. But there are all kinds of fish swimming down there. There are fish for business, fish for sports. There are fish for everything.

Everything, anything that is a thing, comes up from the deepest level. Modern physics calls that level the Unified Field. The more your consciousness-your awareness-is expanded, the deeper you go toward this source, and the bigger the fish you can catch.


--from Catching the Big Fish

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David Lynch is considered one of the leading filmmakers of our era, counting among the few directors to have appeared on the cover of Time magazine. From the early seventies to the present day, Lynch's popular and critically acclaimed film projects, which include Eraserhead, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive, are considered to have broken down the wall between art cinema and mainstream movie making.

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