The Score: 10 out of 10
When seeking a symbol to summarize David Lynch's career for this site's banner, the red room stood out as an indelible image in a career filled with unforgettable on-screen images. Here Lynch strikes a universal chord in viewers with dream-like surrealism as Laura Palmer reaches out from beyond the grave to a confused, empathic Agent Cooper. They meet in a red room populated with abstract symbols, where non sequitir stanzas are recited in response to basic questions and everything occurs backwards. Yet Lynch somehow makes this sequence feel tangible, real, and familiar as if we were dreaming it ourselves.