LORELAI: We are not gonna have this fight in a flowery bedroom with dentists singing Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves [sic] in the background. It’s too David Lynch!
David Lynch (born 1946) is an American film maker, musician, actor, and artist. His first feature-length work was the surrealist horror film Eraserhead (1977), which became a cult classic, and he gained mainstream success with the biographical film The Elephant Man (1980), previously mentioned. The science-fiction epic Dune (1984) was a failure, while his mystery film Blue Velvet (1987) was controversial upon release, but now regarded as one of the greatest films of its era.
He is well known for his mystery horror television series Twin Peaks (1990-1991), which was a smash hit around the world, quickly gained a cult following, and caused him to be labelled the “first popular Surrealist”. He also directed Wild at Heart, earlier mentioned as a film Nicolas Cage starred in.
It becomes apparent during the show that Lorelai is a David Lynch fan.
11 thoughts on “David Lynch”
I always wondered if Lorelai’s comment about the flowers on the wallpaper, that they moved or grew during the night, is a reference to the short story “The yellow wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Outside of the fact that the plot revolves around a woman slowly descending into madness – she perceives that the wallpaper is moving, Gilman is from Hartford and her surnamn is similar to Gilmore.
This is a very interesting comment, because I was hesitating about adding “The Yellow Wallpaper” as a reference at the time, but wondered if it was too much of a stretch. Your comment has convinced me it’s probably not, now that you point out all the connections. Leave it with me for a few days, I might add another entry for this episode, and if so, will give you credit. Thank you for your thoughtful comment!
Have added this, and thank you!!!