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David Lynch

Soap Operas

"I didn't watch much TV as a kid and I don' t watch it now . I don' t find anything beautiful or unique to the medium, and the only thing you can do on TV that you can't do in film is make a continuing story - which is so cool ! I love the idea of the soap-opera thing.

"I love the idea of a soap opera, of having the luxury of time for characters to unfold and reveal more and more about themselves. That study of human nature is fantastic to me."

"Some people may have this stuff in them, but they live through television or movies or someone else to satisfy their urge. So it's one step removed and it's cleaner. They don't get their hands dirty, but they're still there. The people watching the soap operas are digging this sick stuff so much, and they understand it - and if they had the chance they would do the same sick stuff."

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