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In Catching the Big Fish, internationally acclaimed filmmaker David Lynch provides a rare window into his methods as an artist, his personal working style, and the immense creative benefits he has experienced from the practice of meditation. Lynch describes the experience of "diving within" and "catching" ideas like fish and then preparing them for television or movie screens and other mediums in which he works, such as painting, music, and design. Lynch writes for the first time about his more than three-decade commitment to Transcendental Meditation and the difference it has made in his creative process.
In brief chapters, Lynch explains the development of his ideas: where they come from, how he grasps them, and which ones appeal to him the most. He specifically discusses how he puts his thoughts into action and how he engages with others around him. Finally, he considers the self and the surrounding world and how the process of "diving within" that has so deeply affected his own work can directly benefit others.
Catching the Big Fish will come as a revelation to the legions of fans who have longed to better understand Lynch's personal vision. And it will be equally intriguing to those who wonder how they can nurture their own creativity.
©2006 Bobkind Inc. (P)2006 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. All rights reserved.
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By Raj on 05-19-07

Great insights into creativity

This is directly gets to the creative process and where it comes from. It explains those Aha moments we have all had and makes you realize how important it is to take time and dive deep into the deep waters of the mind. As Mr. Lynch says, 'Where the Big Fish Are.'

Also, David Lynch turns out to be a great reader who catches you right away. I really enjoyed this little book!

Don't miss it!

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By Andy on 06-10-07

time well spent

The catchy title brought this book to my attention, never having heard of David Lynch. The book is a series of friendly "rants" by Lynch raging from getting creative to solving world peace. Lots of energy in his narration as well as interesting points of view reflecting how Lynch thinks we can improve our lives.

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