Island of the Dead ; nods to painting  

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(@namklim-yeknom)
Owl

Lynch is a big fan of symbolist art, as we know (heavy on atmosphere, lots of windows, small doors and lamps).

Did anyone else think that the island over the infinite purple sea (maybe the White Lodge) was a nod to Arnold Bocklin's Island of the Dead? As a prolific painter, there isnt a chance in hell that he isn't aware of it.

I thought it was a nice nod. The painting has been copied many times (HR Giger did quite a nice version) 

I like to think that this is Lynchs version.

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Posted : 26/06/2017 10:27 pm
(@namklim-yeknom)
Owl

Here's the Giger version if you're feeling lazy

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Posted : 26/06/2017 10:28 pm
(@ranmacmh)
Roadhouse Regular

How about the scene where the 1950's girl goes into her house?  Total nod to Edward Hopper's Summer Evening.  Great use of lighting in those black and white shots.

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Posted : 27/06/2017 1:50 am
(@vincent)
Owl

there's a connexion too with this other painting of Hopper durin the radio station scene

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Posted : 27/06/2017 9:01 am
(@ranmacmh)
Roadhouse Regular

Oh my  gosh, the whole thing is an Edward Hopper painting. 
What about this gas station?

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Posted : 27/06/2017 1:29 pm
(@ranmacmh)
Roadhouse Regular

Even this "New York Movie" looks like the Giant's theater?  I'm pretty sure they did a pretty obvious Nighthawks reference but I can't remember if it was in this episode or if it was the corner of the RR diner.

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Posted : 27/06/2017 1:33 pm
(@pieter)
RR Diner Patron Admin

David Lynch's '70s drawing "Mr. Jim's Home by the Sea" bears a strong resemblance as well.

Is Carel Struycken, currently still credited as ???????, actually Mr. Jim living by the sea?

This is the water and this is the well. Drink full and descend. The horse is the white of the eyes and dark within.

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Posted : 27/06/2017 3:08 pm
(@pier_federico_miozzo)
Dweller
Posted by: Vincent

there's a connexion too with this other painting of Hopper durin the radio station scene

Hopper is Lynch favorite painter. So there you go.

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Posted : 27/06/2017 3:14 pm
(@bonvi)
Owl

I didn't realize it before. Now I'm speechless.

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Posted : 27/06/2017 4:22 pm
(@ranmacmh)
Roadhouse Regular

Hadn't heard of "The Air is on Fire" before.  Tried Googling it.

Found this. o____O

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Posted : 27/06/2017 5:55 pm
(@zigzag)
Town Visitor

Come to think of it, even that creature that crawled into the girl's mouth looked like a grasshopper!

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Posted : 27/06/2017 6:22 pm
(@colin_basterfield)
RR Diner Patron

The Air is on Fire is a great collection of his work, and my copy has three CDs with DL talking about the book, more or less page by page. I need to go back to it again and see what else we can find that might provide us with more fun in our appreciation of a true artist, i.e. one that challenges, frustrates, annoys, woos, fills with awe and all the feelings, good and bad that is art's raison d'être.

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Posted : 27/06/2017 6:40 pm
(@lynn_watson)
Roadhouse Regular

Look familiar?

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Posted : 27/06/2017 10:19 pm
(@ranmacmh)
Roadhouse Regular

*Andy cries*

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Posted : 28/06/2017 12:47 am
(@octaviolemos)
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Posted by: Christen Phillips

Even this "New York Movie" looks like the Giant's theater?  I'm pretty sure they did a pretty obvious Nighthawks reference but I can't remember if it was in this episode or if it was the corner of the RR diner.

The Giant's theater definitely reminds od Mulholland Drive's Club Silencio.

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Posted : 28/06/2017 6:08 pm
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