In this edition, I want to highlight another favorite of mine – Wild At Heart. The movie is a 1990 American black comedy romantic crime film written and directed by David Lynch and starring Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, legendary Willem Defoe, and Isabella Rossellini. The film won the Palme d’Or at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival.
I believe all of David Lynch’s films have something quite surreal about them and allow a glimpse into his bizarre mind. I also wanted to include a movie by David Lynch because he is a huge advocate for Transcendental Meditation. He has meditated twice daily, every day, for almost 50 years.
In his book Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity (2006), Lynch describes his first experience with transcendental meditation:
“I sat down, closed my eyes, started this mantra and it was as if I were in an elevator and the cable had been cut. Boom! I fell into bliss — pure bliss.”
I first discovered Wild At Heart during the pandemic and have watched it many times since. I sometimes struggle with Nicolas Cage but have learned to find a lot of enjoyment and humor in his demeanors. Ultimately, it is a fantastic love story with some iconic scenes, and I highly recommend it.
Watch the Wild At Heart trailer below: