Catching the Big Fish Setting & Symbolism

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Eraserhead

"Eraserhead" is Lynch's first full-length feature film. The author states that it took five years to shoot, due to the lack of financing required for such an expensive project. Some say that Eraserhead was symbolic of David Lynch's twisted sense of creativity but that the film had a feeling of being disjointed due to the long period of time it took to create it from beginning to end.

Lynch references Eraserhead throughout the book, using the process as a great learning experience. The author learned that ideas come from the strangest places and not all at once. An initial thought can spur the opening scene of a movie and from there, one piece of the puzzle merges into another until the film is complete. Authors typically say the same about characters in novels. While an outline may be present, fictional characters begin to take on a life...

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