In this memoir, David Lynch - co-creator of Twin Peaks and writer and director of groundbreaking films like Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive - opens up about a lifetime of extraordinary creativity, the friendships he has made along the way and the struggles he has faced - sometimes successful, sometimes not - to bring his projects to fruition.Part-memoir, part-biography, Room to Dream interweaves Lynch's own reflections on his life with the story of those times, as told by Kristine McKenna, drawing from extensive and explosive interviews with ninety of Lynch's friends, family members, actors, agents, musicians and collaborators. Lynch responds to each recollection and reveals the inner story of the life behind the art....
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Room to Dream Reviews
David Lynch is friend to everyone he ever meets. Even the people who he has cut out of his life, sometimes ruthlessly, still speak fondly of him. He has an energy that people who he works with latch on to. He’s the sort of man you’d probably agree to work with regardless of the circumstances, simply because he’s David Lynch. This brings us to Room to Dream, a memoir which combines fairly straightforward oral history prose composed by long time Lynch friend Kristine McKenna with chapter by chapte ...more
3.5 leaning towards 4 maybe?
If you're expecting to find out how the baby was made in Eraserhead or the nature of the rift between him and Michael J. Anderson, you should look elsewhere.
"This book is a chronicle of things that happened," the authors explain in the introduction, "not an explanation of what those things means." They put it more succinctly elsewhere: it's "a person having a conversation with his own biography." Both of these things seem like an intriguing prospect individually, and ...more
Lightweight but fun account of the making of David Lynch. Feels like the text to a nonexistent self-made Lynch coffee table book.
Room to Dream is the part biography part memoir of auteur David Lynch. It’s a love fest survey for fans who have followed the artist’s career ever since Eraserhead. Supported by parents, multiple partners, and driven by a spirit of the transcendent and surreal, Lynch has produced a singular body of work. Few things surprised me in this collaboratively written account. The Ups are here — his five year production of his first film, Eraserhead; the creation of Twin Peaks (three seasons). The Downs ...more
“When I picture Boise in my mind, I see euphoric 1950s
chrome optimism”, David Lynch said.
When he was 14, his family moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Though Lynch flourished as a high school student in Alexandria...leaving Boise is when the music stopped...
but the 1950’s never really ever went away for David....
girls in bobby sox and saddle shoes, classic rock ‘n’ roll, smoking cigarettes, BBQ’s - most: the *mood* of the time.... the innocence & goodness....and the dark forces pulsing beneath ...more
The inscrutable auteur David Lynch has delivered a number of memorable films that enthrall and confuse viewers. In Room to Dream we get to peek behind the camera to see what drives the visionary director and artist.
In this autobiographical work that's a collaboration between Lynch and Kristine McKenna, the chapters alternate between interviews with more than 100 colleagues, friends and family and Lynch's own recollections of events. The biography ranges from stories of his growing up in a small ...more
This book is like spending an afternoon with an old relative and listening to his stories, the same stories he's already told you a million times. You're so familiar with these anecdotes you know all the pauses, all the analogies and punchlines your old relative has perfected over the years to make the stories more entertaining. Despite this, you keep your mouth shut and listen to them one more time because you love him.
Wow what a read this is. I was completely enthralled and entranced. Being a big fan of David Lynch's work I was very excited to read this new biography/memoir hybrid. The design of the book works really well and everything flows naturally.
The biography portions were lovingly written by Kristine McKenna and then are followed by memoir portions written by David Lynch himself.
This is a beautiful package of knowledge.