Auteur Motifs — The Singing Woman (David Lynch)
Of David Lynch’s ten feature films, five of them prominently feature a woman singing on stage. While in some cases this character is more integral to the story than others, the singing itself never fails to affect each protagonist, if only briefly.
As a surrealist, David Lynch draws much of his inspiration from his unconscious—through dreams, transcendental meditation, and otherwise. The recurrence of this character throughout his work highly suggests that this image is one paired very closely with the essence of Lynch’s own mind.
[Chronologically, the films shown above: Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, and Mulholland Drive]