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An interesting note about Judy in Lynch on Lynch  

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(@the-woodsman)
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On the Kennedy assassination 

 

"What do you remember about the Kennedy assassination?

 

That was very sad. They made an announcement and school was let out. Judy Westerman, my girlfriend at the time, she was sobbing, so I took her home. She went into her room and didn't come out for four days. 

 

 

It was the four dark days, everything was on television. Everybody saw Jack ruby kill Oswald on TV. It was called the 'Four Dark Days' and ironically Judy was in her darkened bedroom for those four days, so it was really dark for her!"

 

I don't know if it means anything. I just found it. 

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Posted : 06/09/2017 5:01 pm
(@ranmacmh)
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Posted by: Darren Burdock-Latter

On the Kennedy assassination 

 

"What do you remember about the Kennedy assassination?

 

That was very sad. They made an announcement and school was let out. Judy Westerman, my girlfriend at the time, she was sobbing, so I took her home. She went into her room and didn't come out for four days. 

 

 

It was the four dark days, everything was on television. Everybody saw Jack ruby kill Oswald on TV. It was called the 'Four Dark Days' and ironically Judy was in her darkened bedroom for those four days, so it was really dark for her!"

 

I don't know if it means anything. I just found it. 

Thanks for the quote!  I had heard about him having a girlfriend named Judy but no direct quotes yet.  You never know, his experiences really do inspire his work a lot and this is a pretty significant moment in time. 

Also I know he was big on including a lot of nods to Lincoln's assassination in Blue Velvet.  So it's definitely not a stretch that Kennedy's, or personal events at the time, would be referenced as well.

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Posted : 06/09/2017 7:38 pm
(@bob-john)
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I'll just leave this here...

😉

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Posted : 06/09/2017 9:19 pm
(@b-randy)
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NICE!

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Posted : 06/09/2017 9:24 pm
(@cyndeewillow)
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Lynch uses stuff from his own life. In THE ART LIFE, he tells us his first girlfriend was a beautiful girl named Linda who he did not introduce to his father because he "wanted to keep the worlds separate." He also had a mentor named Bushnell, who was an artist who gave him space for a studio as a teenager, and Bushnell intervened when David's father was going to throw him out of the house for disobeying a curfew (kind of like Bushnell in the show intervening between the FBI and Cole for Cooper by relaying that note, I thought).

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Posted : 06/09/2017 11:23 pm
(@the-woodsman)
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Posted by: cyndeewillow

Lynch uses stuff from his own life. In THE ART LIFE, he tells us his first girlfriend was a beautiful girl named Linda who he did not introduce to his father because he "wanted to keep the worlds separate." He also had a mentor named Bushnell, who was an artist who gave him space for a studio as a teenager, and Bushnell intervened when David's father was going to throw him out of the house for disobeying a curfew (kind of like Bushnell in the show intervening between the FBI and Cole for Cooper by relaying that note, I thought).

Ah yes you're right. I missed that about Bushnell.  He absolutely draws on very real, visceral memories especially from his childhood.

I thought the crying and hysteria at school could be a seed for the fallout of Laura's death, and the Judy in a dark room stuff a seed for Judy / Naido / Mother / whatever. 

There is also a quite detailed little story about his sister who had a very strong and influential reaction and aversion to the texture of vegetables - namely Peas - that affected the whole family. Might be a stretch but it seems to me to be a mirror to the Creamed Corn / Garmonbozia - the source of suffering. 

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Posted : 07/09/2017 1:53 am
(@buttercup)
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Lynch is quite the interesting fellow.  I like these stories. 

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Posted : 07/09/2017 7:36 am
(@andrew_glasson)
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But would the association with the mother of all evil be something that Judy would want to be remembered for as Lynch's source name?

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Posted : 07/09/2017 10:22 am
(@andrew_glasson)
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But would the association with the mother of all evil be something that Judy would want to be remembered for as Lynch's source name?

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Posted : 07/09/2017 10:22 am
(@teo-peaks)
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The moment I love in The Art Life was when he talked about that naked woman walking in the street, and It's great how he used that in Blue Velvet when Isabella Rosselini appears the same way.

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Posted : 07/09/2017 10:50 am
(@taylorhane)
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I think it's a nod to Judy Garland, whose character in Oz is either dreaming or not. No place like home.

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Posted : 07/09/2017 11:06 am
(@the-woodsman)
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Much in the same way Garland Briggs was - yes - ORIGINALLY. I believe he's retcon'd that somewhat.

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Posted : 07/09/2017 2:15 pm
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