Ideas are like fish... if you want to catch the big fish, you've got to go deeper.

David Lynch

David Lynch is very much a man of ideas — surreal, dark, and visionary ideas that have made him one of the most important filmmakers of our day. He is an auteur, his movies being so singular to him that “Lynchian” is now included in the Oxford English Dictionary, referring to Lynch’s juxtaposition of “surreal or sinister elements with mundane, everyday environments.” This is a common trait in his most famous movies, from 1977’s “Eraserhead” to later masterpieces such as “Blue Velvet,” “Mulholland Drive,” and the cult classic TV series “Twin Peaks.” His stories take viewers to unexpected depths where almost anything can happen. “Down deep,” Lynch wrote, “the fish are more powerful and more pure. They’re huge and abstract. And they’re very beautiful.”