Catching the Big Fish

Catching the Big Fish

Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity

Book - 2006
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Penguin Putnam
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

Random House, Inc.
Musical verse accompanies a milkman and his cranky kitty as they make their morning rounds. The milkman knows his hometown; he knows who needs ice cream for a birthday party, who just broke a leg, and who has a new baby. He even helps return a lost dog that's hiding along his route. This pitch-perfect, retro read-aloud's gentle sensibility is ideally matched with beautiful art that powerfully evokes an era of classic illustration.

Baker & Taylor
A three-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker offers insight into his methods as an artist, discussing his long-time commitment to the practice of Transcendental Meditation, his metaphorical creative process, and the ways in which he interacts with his surrounding world.

Baker
& Taylor

Filmmaker David Lynch provides a window into his methods as an artist, his personal methods of capturing and working with ideas, and the immense creative benefits he has experienced from the practice of meditation.--From publisher description.

Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, c2006
ISBN: 9781585425402
1585425400
Branch Call Number: 158.125 LYN
Characteristics: 177 p. ;,19 cm.

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Dec 28, 2008

David Lynch's quirky, laconic yet somehow articulate style is well suited to a practical, accessible approach to meditation and spirituality and how they feed creativity. The insights into his creative process are intriguing and elucidating, and they also provide inspiration for one's own.

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PimaLib_WilliamB May 06, 2015

Lynch explores the role of meditation in his life and in his movies and how both have complimented him. You will learn some about his films and how he finds the time to practice TM and the health benefits he sees from it.

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