In this memoir, David Lynch - co-creator of Twin Peaks and writer and director of groundbreaking films like Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive - opens up about a lifetime of extraordinary creativity, the friendships he has made along the way and the struggles he has faced - sometimes successful, sometimes not - to bring his projects to fruition.Part-memoir, part-biography, Room to Dream interweaves Lynch's own reflections on his life with the story of those times, as told by Kristine McKenna, drawing from extensive and explosive interviews with ninety of Lynch's friends, family members, actors, agents, musicians and collaborators. Lynch responds to each recollection and reveals the inner story of the life behind the art....
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Room to Dream Reviews
Room to Dream is the part biography part memoir of auteur David Lynch. It’s a love fest survey for fans who have followed the artist’s career ever since Eraserhead. Supported by parents, multiple partners, and driven by a spirit of the transcendent and surreal, Lynch has produced a singular body of work. Few things surprised me in this collaboratively written account. The Ups are here — his five year production of his first film, Eraserhead; the creation of Twin Peaks (three seasons). The Downs ...more
For people who love to read how artist, actors, and writer's grew, struggled, fought heaven and hell to be as famous as they have become, this book is for them. David Lynch has been a terrific writer and famous for his share of the TV Show Twin Peaks. I won this in a goodreads giveaway and I'm thankful to Random house and Goodreads for letting me enjoy this bio. memoir told by Lynch and his friends. Good Read.
After reading this, I still don’t know how he made the baby from Eraserhead.
David Lynch is friend to everyone he ever meets. Even the people who he has cut out of his life, sometimes ruthlessly, still speak fondly of him. He has an energy that people who he works with latch on to. He’s the sort of man you’d probably agree to work with regardless of the circumstances, simply because he’s David Lynch. This brings us to Room to Dream, a memoir which combines fairly straightforward oral history prose composed by long time Lynch friend Kristine McKenna with chapter by chapte ...more
Reviewed this one here for NPR Books. But here's the short version: I learned a lot about David Lynch's personal history from this book, and especially about his habit of ending long-term relationships by taking up with a new woman behind the old one's back, then eventually telling the previous one that their marriage (or in Isabella Rossellini's case, relationship) was over. It bothered me a bit that he romanticizes this process as "Then I fell in love with so-and-so, it was amazing," but on th ...more
Lightweight but fun account of the making of David Lynch. Feels like the text to a nonexistent self-made Lynch coffee table book.
A treat for David Lynch fans but probably not for the casually interested. Loved the background on his childhood and artistic education and early filmmaking. While Lynch is characteristically indirect on how he puts his ideas together, one does get a good sense of his process which involves extreme focus to the point of exclusion of every potential distraction, including family and loved ones; following ideas intuitively for how they connect, especially in a visual sense rather than a narrative ...more
Great insights into a truly creative mind. Only wish it was longer.