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David Lynch (2 replies and 6 comments)

skiphunt
2 months ago
skiphunt 2 months ago

Would love a podcast that interviewed David Lynch about the psychology of his visual choices.

Matt Stahley
2 months ago
Matt Stahley 2 months ago

that would be awesome. Maybe even Peter Deming?

skiphunt
2 months ago

Yes.

I'm a Lynch fan... but there's something he said way back when HD was first becoming "the next big thing".

He said that he thought the new technology showed TOO much detail. At first, I thought maybe he was just being precious with older medium, etc. as he was a fan of DV for awhile. I think Inland Empire is all DV.

But, the thing he said about why he thought new imaging technology showed TOO much detail that really stuck with me, was that in older black and white films the detail was allowed to disappear into the shadows.

He said that when you show the viewer every single little bit of detail, that the viewer tends not to be as engaged. That, when detail is left out, the viewer's brain fills in via imagination, and the viewer is more engaged and wrapt in the story when they're filling in some detail on their own.

That's paraphrased from what he actually said, but I found it very interesting psychologically and also very astute.

Matt Stahley
2 months ago

yes Inland Empire was shot MiniDV on Sony PD150's all though he transferred the DV to film at some point my guess is after the edit as at that time he was experimenting with DV editing etc. but loved the look of the 60i video being transferred to film.

skiphunt
2 months ago

I think there's something to his idea that the viewer can be more engaged or immersed in the story... if there's somewhat less detail to see... forcing the viewer's imagination to fill in what can't be seen.

bjp4234
4 days ago

I think David Lynch would be a great guest for team Deakins. It's always amazed me at how precise Lynch is at creating emotional moments even as the plots of his films can be somewhat impenetrable. I was just rewatching Blue Velvet and that "joy ride" scene might still be the most nerve wracking thing I've ever seen.

fukuichi
2 months ago
fukuichi 2 months ago
I haven't listened to above comment. It is posted under my name for some reason. I'm sorry if another person.
Mike
2 months ago

Which Previous post do you mean.

fukuichi
2 months ago

It disappeared when I saw it today. Is it a bug..? Thank you Mike

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