Mr. Reindeer wrote:boske wrote:Cappy wrote:I assume that the space with the flowered wallpaper in FWWM is the same as the dark realm Mr. C visits above the convenience store in S3. And MIKE claims that he and BOB lived in that place during Cooper's dream in the original series ("a convenience store -- we lived above it"). Maybe I'm looking too literally at some of the information though.
To me it felt clear that Lynch was depicting something that was mentioned in Ephesians 6:12.
Can you expand on that? We know Eraserhead was partly inspired by a Bible quote, and he tried to recreate that when he got stuck on INLAND EMPIRE by reading the Bible, so it’s not out of the realm of possible. I don’t see the connection though in this instance.
I don’t take the “flowered wallpaper room” as being literally above the convenience store. I think the convenience store, flower room and staircase, and motel are all separate otherworldly locations, but you can access them through each other. I still think the room we see in FWWM where the spirits meet is the true “above the convenience store” space Mike references (which also doesn’t seem to physically exist in our world).
I agree with you on the non-literal interpretation of things, which is why I found the scene fascinating when I saw it. If you go back to that S3 scene you will remember that Mr C. and a dark entity climb the stairs together, and then walk through the air until they reach that place, and then take another stairs up to reach the motel, which is clearly belonging to another "dimension". Which features Jeffries and number 8. Go back to FWWM where Jeffries scene begins, it is the pole sporting number 6 and then him existing the elevator in Philadelphia on the 7th floor. So there is a progression there 6 -> 7 -> 8. What about Dougie? He is at Lucky 7 Insurance. Lynch is simply depicting different realms here, and the dark abode is one of them.