👓 How David Lynch Got Creative Inspiration? By Drinking a Milkshake at Bob’s Big Boy, Every Single Day, for Seven Straight Years | Open Culture

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"It is no secret that David Lynch, the writer-director-composer-painter, has an unusual relationship with Bob's Big Boy," begins a 1999 Los Angeles Times article on the auteur of films like Eraserhead and Blue Velvet. "For seven years in the 1980s he ate lunch there every day, ordering cup after cup of over-sweetened coffee and a single chocolate milkshake while scribbling notes on Bob's little square napkins." He took pains, notes reporter Amy Wallace, "to arrive at Bob's at precisely 2:30 p.m. each day. The reason: It increased the odds that he would encounter perfection."

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I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

2 thoughts on “👓 How David Lynch Got Creative Inspiration? By Drinking a Milkshake at Bob’s Big Boy, Every Single Day, for Seven Straight Years | Open Culture”

  1. Mikjail says:

    Hello Chris,

    On his creative process, incluiding writing a script for a feature film, Mr. Lynch always talks about ideas and catching the big fish. And never forget to write them down, because they can be lost forever in the wanderings of the mind.

    Just found out he mentions that František “Frank” Daniel (American Film Institute) taught a way to write a script: use 3×5 cards, write the heading of the scene and when there are 70 cards, you have a script!

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Screenwriting/comments/6l20sy/david_lynchs_70_scenes_a_method_for_figuring_out/

    https://youtu.be/yngWNmouhP0?si=GZQawaTHePP9f50u

    On page 7 there is a later mention about it:

    http://www.movingimagesource.us/files/dialogues/2/64075_programs_transcript_pdf_202.pdf

    Cheers!
    Mikjail

    1. Chris Aldrich says:

      These were awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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