Saturday, January 26, 2008

Author Analyzes, Interprets the Works of David Lynch

Think back on it and you'll remember it eventually if you don't already. It's that moment when you had an epiphany: you realized what film was really capable of, what it could do, how it could reach you. And you wanted more. You wanted to see more, learn more, and that's exactly what you did. Your moment resulted in a love of film, which is probably why you're reading this.

Stewart's moment was during his senior year of high school, when he took in a late showing of David Lynch's "Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me." The movie affected Stewart as none had done before, and he was instantly hooked on film forever. Now, Stewart shares his passion for the work of David Lynch with this in-depth analysis and interpretation of Lynch's films, such as "Twin Peaks," "Blue Velvet" and "Mulholland Dr."

So what does it all mean? Surely all of those red curtains, strobe lights and dancing dwarfs that can continually be found in Lynch's films must mean something, right?

"Well, actually, they do," writes Stewart. "In fact, not only do they mean something, they're all interconnected. Reading these symbols is the key to understanding not just David Lynch's films individually, but his body of work as a whole."

Journey with Stewart as he travels through Lynch's world, film by film, in exploration of the many pieces of Lynch's work, as well as the larger picture created by these pieces. "David Lynch Decoded" provides a comprehensive look at Lynch's imagery, themes, symbolism and often unusual characters.

"The best way to analyze these characters, their themes and language cues is to first examine their placement in Lynch's works," writes Stewart. "By dividing up the works into sections, I will point out the important elements that we will be dealing with and, as we move along from section to section, show how they build on one another."

Mark Allyn Stewart holds a degree in film from Webster University and is the author of the critically acclaimed "Hand of God" series, which began with his first novel, "Against This Vast Army" (published by AuthorHouse). He is also the author of the short story collection "Stories Told By Flashlight" (published by AuthorHouse -

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