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Filmmaker David Lynch explains how to catch big ideas (Lecture)

From: KUOW
Series: Speaker's Forum
Length: 53:59

David Lynch explains how he gets ideas for his often disturbing films from a feeling of inner bliss. Read the full description.

Default-piece-image-0 David Lynch is out to catch big ideas. He has been making movies for 40 years. He says transcendental meditation is at the root of his creative process. David Lynch spoke at Town Hall Seattle on January 16, 2007. The event was sponsored by the Elliot Bay Book Company. Also this hour, David Lynch speaks with KUOW's Ross Reynolds. Fits a 1 hour program with a 5 min news hole

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David Lynch is out to catch big ideas. He has been making movies for 40 years. He says transcendental meditation is at the root of his creative process. David Lynch spoke at Town Hall Seattle on January 16, 2007. The event was sponsored by the Elliot Bay Book Company. Also this hour, David Lynch speaks with KUOW's Ross Reynolds. Fits a 1 hour program with a 5 min news hole

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Review of Filmmaker David Lynch explains how to catch big ideas (Lecture)

For both Lynch fans and the uninitiated, this is a refreshing lecture he gives on his own personal explorations into creativity through transcendental meditation. The audience clearly consists of mostly fans but their ages seem very diverse which lends a lighter tone to the conversations with younger audience members. Lynch does a great job speaking plainly, keeping himself accessible to the entire audience.

The main idea I took away after listening to this was that offbeat creativity doesn't have to come from excess baggage or from personal suffering, and that there are people (Lynch) who have rehabilitated themselves from conditions of anger to find they have become much more creative producers.

Broadcast History

KUOW 94.9 Seattle 2/8/07, 6/28/07

Timing and Cues

00:00-00:59 Billboard
01:00-06:00 News hole
06:00-59:00 Lecture

94.9 KUOW Seattle is in the body of the show - one of the first and one of the last words in the show. It's also at 37:25 (reset)

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