Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Perspectives/David Lynch & Surrealism/Thesis Proposal Brainstorming

Class brainstorming

During monday's perspectives lecture, we've been asked to write down our initial idea for thesis proposal and pass it around the class. Then each of us wrote down something to each idea, whether it was book or movie recommendation, article, movement, artist or anything that would be beneficial for the choosen idea. I've got some interesting notes and recommendations to go through. 

Initial research:
- Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis
- Lynch as a controversial director
             - interested in the dark side of people
             - focuses more on the overal feeling and mood of the movie than continues storyline
- Mullholland Drive, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks
- Books: 
  •  The Complete Lynch (David Hughes)
  •  Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness and Creativity (David Lynch)
  • Lynch on Lynch (David Lynch)
  • Room to Dream: A Life in Art (DAvid Lynch, Kristine McKenna)
  • Surrealism (Patrick Waldberg)
  • The History of Surrealism (Maurice Meadow)
  • Compulsive Beauty (Hal Foster)
  • Surrealism and Cinema (Michael Richardson)

After class brainstorming suggestions to research:
- D.Lynch is hard to understand
- he usses mis-en-scene to show surrealism?
- going against Hollywood conventions
- nonlinear narrative
- Eraserhead - soundtrack (released as a joke?)
- Roger Rothaman
- Luis Bunuel's
- Inception - dream sequence - choosing dream over reality
- Metropolis - dream sequence
- 'A scanner darkly' - surrealistic film 
- surrealism and automatism to reach a 'higher consciousness'
- explain realism first and then move on to the term surrealism 
- what did surrealism mean in the past, who was the first one to define the term and what does surrealism means now
- books: 
  • Dali, Surrealism and Cinema (Elliot H.King)

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