Twin Peaks: Classic or Dud?

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Well? And what about David Lynch in general?

Ally, Thursday, 6 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I think I was just too young to get it. I wish it would be repeated, I would probally love it now.

It was eerie and surreal. I like the way the main character (I'm terrible with names), always slept in such a perfect manner. And the dream sequences with the midget were cool.

Show it again, powers that be!

jel, Thursday, 6 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

First season -- astoundingly brilliant; second -- flawed, but when on it was on. I still think my favorite moment of the series is the end of the one episode near the last one where the camera tracks through a variety of empty office spaces while the voice of what's her name -- the police dispatcher, I think -- echoes away, then shifts to that bizarre scene in the woods where Bob's (god, it's been too long, I *think* that's the character's name -- gray long hair, beard) disembodied hand first appears, then all of him, the camera pans down to the ground, and in the water, the red curtains appear as some echoed sax seeps onto the soundtrack. AAAAH. Beautiful.

Him in general -- hey, even Dune had its moments. But let me confess I still have never seen Eraserhead.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 6 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

cherry pie

Ed, Thursday, 6 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Eraserhead = DL's best film by seven city leagues...
"In heaven, everything is fine..."

I liked the TP giant who appeared to say: "It's happening again!"
And the rude cop, Albert.

mark s, Thursday, 6 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

That's damn good coffee.

I lived in Seattle for a year, and that year coincided with the year of Twin Peaks' first season. We went to all the joints on the show, the hotel, the waterfall, the diner. Classic.

Ally, Thursday, 6 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

The first series: BRILLIANT.

The second series: If I remember correctly it was a lot longer than the first, and it started off really well and the last episode or two is great as well, but there is this monstrously dull section in the middle where it turns into a tiresome soap opera. Soap operas are not cool.

The film: complete genius. what modern horror is meant to be like.

David Lynch generally: I think he's great.

DV, Thursday, 6 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I really like Eraserhead and Blue Velvet. I never really watched Twin Peaks. Dune was more entertaining than the book, which ain't saying much.

Kris, Thursday, 6 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

The debut episode of Twin Peaks is one of my weirder memories...I was...12?...(yes, you shall all feel aged now)...and I was in the hospital. Earlier that day I had been in surgery and had slept for 17 hours straight; they thought I wasn't going to wake up. When I did, the first thing I did, inexplicably, was demand that I watch Twin Peaks and ate four sandwiches. I've never been right since.

jess, Thursday, 6 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I enjoyed the film too, DV, but don't you think it was a bit of a mess? I.e., only suitable to those already heavily involved in thinking about the things as a whole and making a ton of allowances for internal incoherence?

Re: the second season: yes, the soap-opera bits were atrocious. But in retrospect, I think of them so fondly. That ridiculous part where James leaves town and gets involved in the weird love-triangle with the woman and her abusive husband? And then just comes back to Twin Peaks, as if nothing had ever happened?

Nitsuh, Thursday, 6 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

We're all forgetting Invitation to Love, surely?

"And Clint Beefsteak as Montana."

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 6 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Have I mentioned my college roommate who rented "Eraserhead" while in high school for a weekend and (along with the rest of his family, including 14- and 10-year-old younger brothers) proceeded to watch it TWENTY TIMES IN A ROW?

Dan Perry, Thursday, 6 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Is the same obsesso-family that had the shrine to Robert Smith in the bathroom?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 6 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Yes, although it would be more accurate to call it a shrine to _Disintegration_.

Dan Perry, Thursday, 6 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I love Twin Peaks as much as I love Infinite Jest as much as I love House Tornado.

Richard Tunnicliffe, Thursday, 6 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Twin Peaks was rather classic--I wish the series would be released on DVD for proper geek enjoyment. "Bob" is the sort of thing that makes me afraid to go in to the basement.

matthew, Thursday, 6 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Ally is well read and excellent on all fronts!

Pennysong Hanle y, Friday, 7 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

All of Twin Peaks is wonderful - the soap opera bits in the second series work like the breakdown in "One More Time". It ruined television for me, frankly.

Tom, Friday, 7 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I always wanted to be Audrey Horne.

Ally, Friday, 7 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

there has been no better television drama ever. why does ally like so many things that i like?

ethan, Friday, 7 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Whatever the reason, I'm 100% certain that it's all your fault.

Ally, Friday, 7 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I just watched the movie for the first time. I never saw the series. Is it better? The movie was. . .odd. I'd like to rent some tapes of the series though and check it out. I was stoned, it's a good stoned movie.

Sam, Friday, 7 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

well i've chalked up jay-z to some bizarre second-hand musical faghag thing on your part but twin peaks, that's just weird.

ethan, Friday, 7 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Dud. I could be weirder with both lobes tied behind my back. Eraserhead: okay, but, eh. Everything else: poopy, including Dune, Lost Highway and Twin Peaks.

Nude Spock, Friday, 7 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Blue Velvet was good.

Nude Spock, Friday, 7 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that explanation of Jay-Z makes loads of sense. Ethan = logistical genius.

Ally, Friday, 7 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Explains my like of Jay-Z too! How do you do it, Ethan? ;-)

Ned Raggett, Friday, 7 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

The dream sequences are the most accurate depictions of dreams ever.

JM, Sunday, 9 September 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

six months pass...
are we falling in love?

Queen G, Monday, 1 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Yes, take me.

Ally, Monday, 1 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

the most Classic thing ever made. I was too young to see it on TV, but the renting and non-stop watching of it totally dominated my life for two weeks a couple years ago; I'd get home from school/work, pop in Twin Peaks, and watch until I keeled over.

Dan I., Monday, 1 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Classic, classic, classic.

Whilst still a student I lived with someone who had all the episodes on video. In our third year, due to freak timetabling I finished my exams earlier than everyone else I knew. For three days I sat on my own and watched series one and two back to back, only speaking to stressed flatmates when they came down to make coffee.

By all accounts I was a little odd at the end of it.

I *knew* there would be a Twin Peaks thread on here somewh

Anna, Monday, 1 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

After being wowed by "Mulholland Drive" and feeling like I'm a fan of David Lynch again, I rented "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me", which I never bothered with the first time. I thought it was a complete piece of garbage. It didn't even have nice photography. If I didn't have a friend over watching it with me I would have turned it off.

Sean, Monday, 1 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Still one of my couple of favourite TV drama series ever, despite the crap ending. And a lot of Lynch's films are terrific too.

Martin Skidmore, Tuesday, 2 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

crap ending

I know what you mean, but seeing as there is no ending it's a bit unfair to pick on it for being a crap one. "Nonexistent" would be better.

Last week I watched episodes of On the Air, the surprisingly sitcommy show Lynch developed after Twin Peaks. Slapstick. Most of it played out like the Twin Peaks beauty pageant. Very torn as to its classicness versus dudness.

Nitsuh, Tuesday, 2 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

the biazarre thing when you watch twin peaks again is the humour - i mean it was all there, but yr head was too fucked up in trying to figure out if daddy fucked her or not...now it's camp, beautirul, emlancholic. genius

Queen G, Wednesday, 3 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...
Funny Twin Peaks. When the original series was out, I was 13 years old, and a friend and I joined a Twin Peaks discussion group which met in a now-nonexistent bookstore on Southport Ave. in Chicago. We passed around cherry pie and doughnuts and tossed about theories regarding owls, UFOs, the Black Lodge, etc. One day someone in the group (everyone save for Katie and I were over 30) announced that they had the new Playboy with Sherilyn Fenn and proceeded to pass it around. That was my first exposure to pornography, broadly defined.

Classic, of course. I wish David Lynch had the energy to involve himself in each episode, however. The ones he directed are a world apart from the rest of the series.

Amateurist (amateurist), Monday, 13 January 2003 19:45 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I meant to begin, "Funny Twin Peaks story."

Amateurist (amateurist), Monday, 13 January 2003 19:45 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I loved that movie.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Monday, 13 January 2003 19:55 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i only really got into twin peaks recently:a friend of mine had all the episodes on tape,another friend asked to borrow them,and a group of about four of them started to watch it all the way through...
they kept going on about it,and then another group started watching,then myself and two other friends watched it as well...
its great to watch all the way through,the thing with it is you have to see every episode...
its amazing how enjoyable the whole thing is,even though you could find faults with certain parts,overall it is so amazingly good i still haven't got over it...
nothing else on tv,except the simpsons,comes close,in my opinion...
bob scares the life out of me,if i saw that actor walking down the street i would probably turn and run...
the last episode was also the purest form of terror i have ever experienced-i'm not normally someone who likes that sort of thing (i never watch horror films if i can avoid it)but it is just so good you can't not watch it...
the second series did have some dodgy moments,but there are so many hilarious scenes,and most of the characters are so great,that even a "bad" episode is incredibly enjoyable...
as for the film,if you haven't seen the series there's no real point in seeing the film...
its great to have another twin peaks fix after the series ends,and it is truly eerie,but its not quite as good as the best episodes-the more humanistic touches are missing....
well worth seeing after the series though...

robin (robin), Monday, 13 January 2003 20:17 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

btw matthew the first series is out on dvd,at least in region two (uk and ireland)
as for the film being all over the place,part of the appeal of twin peaks for me was that it seemed like such an anomaly-that some weirdo had persuaded tv companies to fund a series you have to watch every episode of,containing loads of weird,fucked up little bits,and then got a film made that,although it was technically a prequel to the series,relied on you having seen it...this makes it all the more rewarding if you do get into it...

robin (robin), Monday, 13 January 2003 20:23 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I've watched the first series but I've never been able to catch the second (when it was shown the first time i think i was too young) (hopefully I'll get it someday).

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Monday, 13 January 2003 20:26 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The second season is I think still available on NTSC (that's American/Japanese format) VHS. It's in EP mode so it looks like crap compared to the DVD set of the first season (which is out in R1--USA--in addition to R2).

The actor who played BOB (Frank Silva) died not long after Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me came out, so no danger of spotting him on the street. The scene where he crawls over the coach to Maddy's horror is terrifying.

Amateurist (amateurist), Monday, 13 January 2003 21:42 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The film (Fire Walk with Me), by the way, made a lot more "sense" before it was edited down to meet the producers' demands. The scene with David Bowie, for example, moves from the totally inexplicable to the very strange. Unfortunately I think there is much in the full script that is too literal by Lynch's standards, essentially rather obvious "let's fill in the holes"-type exposition. I'm torn between wanting to see the "full" version (many more scenes were shot than made it to the final cut) and appreciating the one we have for its evocative incoherence.

Amateurist (amateurist), Monday, 13 January 2003 21:45 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

apparently there was two hours worth of film with david bowie in there but Lynch cut it down to 30 seconds after deciding that he couldn't act! well, that's what i heard anyway.

I'll try and chase the second season.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Monday, 13 January 2003 21:49 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

No, there's a short scene with Bowie's character in Rio de Janeiro (explaining the "I was in Rio" line) and the scene in the FBI offices is a bit longer. I think that's it. I doubt Lynch decided Bowie "couldn't act" since he is at the very least a strong presence in front of the camera and the role doesn't ask for too much--and after all Lynch has cast far less qualified people in major roles and used them effectively (viz. BOB and Laura).

Amateurist (amateurist), Monday, 13 January 2003 21:55 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

OK.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Monday, 13 January 2003 21:57 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Twin Peaks - still one of my favourite shows ever. I lived for every Tuesday night at 9p.m. on BBC2 and remained hopelessly devoted even the identity of Laura Palmer's killer was revealed and my peers had given up on it. Delightfully quirky and every so often absolutely terrifying.

Classic. Classic. Classic.

Ben Mott (Ben Mott), Monday, 13 January 2003 22:07 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Another TP story, I broke my toe because I was running upstairs (our TV was in the basement) to get a soda, trying to make it there and back before the second episode started. On the way back down I tripped and--ouch!--crunch--broke my big toe. So I had to go to the hospital and didn't see the crucial second episode (the one with the dream sequence) until months later.

Amateurist (amateurist), Monday, 13 January 2003 22:11 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

favorite TP character(s):

the seldom seen Hayward sisters Harriet (twee and so hilarious - 2 scenes) and her piano playing sister Gersten (awesome boogie woogie retainer speech affect - sadly one scene).

gygax!, Monday, 13 January 2003 22:15 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

My friend waited until the DVD release to watch the return and told me that he was gonna prepare himself by watching fwwm and the missing pieces and rewatching the finale - I told him that was a really good strategy but to also rewatch the first 2 eps of season 2

very stabbable gaius (wins), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:00 (one year ago) Permalink

i said this in... one of the many twin peaks threads, but i completely forgot about the hayward/palmer dinner scene in s2e1 (i think?)

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:03 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah the credits to the s2 premiere play over Alicia Witt playing piano

very stabbable gaius (wins), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:04 (one year ago) Permalink

it's such a great scene too

any scene where ray wise is making everyone uncomfortable with his grief is a great scene generally

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:05 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah - & it goes without saying but especially in retrospect

very stabbable gaius (wins), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:06 (one year ago) Permalink

The diner scene is such a touchstone for me and also the scene I most flashed on when I saw people using the very limited metrics of #prestigetv to determine the wokeness or whatever of the return: does this character have agency beep boop do they display interiority boop blorp nuance shading ER-ROR ER-ROR

When that simply isn't what this filmmaker is up to: what I love about that scene is how it demonstrates a key lynch thing where elements that ought to be discrete - personalities, identities, even events - are diffuse, a mood like the subjunctive. There aren't two clearly defined "characters" in that scene, there are several animating energies moving in the air between two actors

very stabbable gaius (wins), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:34 (one year ago) Permalink

that's a great observation

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:36 (one year ago) Permalink

I agree tbh! That scene gave me a way of seeing that I've fruitfully applied to all lynch, partic inland empire; it's my equivalent of yr I've figured it out medium post theory crafting (I even recorded a podcast about it at the time lol)

very stabbable gaius (wins), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:51 (one year ago) Permalink

just wanna say i think the bomb in the safety deposit box is hilarious, it's the end of moby-dick

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 23:34 (one year ago) Permalink

are you looking for secrets?

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 23:35 (one year ago) Permalink

James' forehead is so high he looks like one of the aliens in This Island Earth

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 February 2018 17:01 (one year ago) Permalink

He looks like zoolander drawn in the style of beavis and/or butthead

scrüt (wins), Friday, 2 February 2018 17:10 (one year ago) Permalink

lol u were right i do hate the new one. I'm quitting now.

plax (ico), Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:04 (one year ago) Permalink

He looks like zoolander drawn in the style of beavis and/or butthead

― scrüt (wins), Friday, 2 February 2018 17:10 (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Oh shit truthiest of bombs

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:09 (one year ago) Permalink

Third-to-last episode of '91 last night... directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal (dad of Jake). I had forgotten Major Briggs was captured by his former UFO/netherworld investigator Earle. "I'm going for a walk in the woods" is a hilarious bluntshadowing on this show.

Cooper and Heather Graham trading Augustine and Heisenberg quotes made me chuckle.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 18:00 (one year ago) Permalink

Gylenhaal's ep is easily the best of that late stretch (apart from the finale) - he can't save the cringeworthy windom shit but little touches that he apparently improvised on set, like the random hand shaking & the ominous track back as coop & annie are having said cute convo, are really effective

scrüt (wins), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 18:10 (one year ago) Permalink

He's a poet, you know

scrüt (wins), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 18:11 (one year ago) Permalink

I didn't!

Rewatch complete. Didn't recall the setup for the finale's bank explosion at all. As for the climactic setpiece in the Red Room, I don't know that I'm in love with it, tho it's likely the most surreal thing ever shown on network TV. The way the backwards-recorded dialogue makes everyone sound Swedish makes me wonder if Lynch was having a bit of a go at mocking Bergmanesque "symbolism," but probably not. (But there's a dwarf in The Silence.)

I don't think I can take FWWM again right now, so on to TP:TR.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 17 February 2018 14:37 (one year ago) Permalink

Do not pass go

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 17 February 2018 15:13 (one year ago) Permalink

btw I'd never seen these before, let's hear it for Artistic Integrity lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8ZRHjC5wGI

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 17 February 2018 17:54 (one year ago) Permalink

The episodes would've been so much richer if Lynch hadn't deleted those scenes imo.

Love Theme from Biodome (Old Lunch), Saturday, 17 February 2018 18:35 (one year ago) Permalink

I don't think I can take FWWM again right now, so on to TP:TR.

on the one hand, I totally understand this, it's a brutal movie and probably should only be watched if you are in the right mood. On the other, re-watching the entire original run of TP would be a much more painful process for me. I don't have that kind of stamina and fortitude any more.

Moodles, Saturday, 17 February 2018 18:44 (one year ago) Permalink

so for me, it's like shit, look what you already made it through!

Moodles, Saturday, 17 February 2018 18:45 (one year ago) Permalink

FWWM is very much worth rewatching before The Return, which refers to it heavily

Haribo Hancock (sic), Saturday, 17 February 2018 18:47 (one year ago) Permalink

if I've been following correctly, Morbs has not yet watched The Return for the first time.

Moodles, Saturday, 17 February 2018 18:49 (one year ago) Permalink

oh, I see what you are saying...

Moodles, Saturday, 17 February 2018 18:50 (one year ago) Permalink

btw my original series rewatch started last JUNE, so 30 episodes over 8-1/2 months was not so exhausting.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 17 February 2018 19:03 (one year ago) Permalink

you are obviously allowed to consume this stuff however you want, but I would never have been able to put off jumping into the new series for 8 months while I re-watched every last episode of the original run. There are so many dire episodes to sit through, while the new series is some of the best TV I've ever seen.

Moodles, Saturday, 17 February 2018 19:15 (one year ago) Permalink

3rd season relies on FWWM stuff a lot! why slog thorugh all that S2 bullshit if you're gonna skip the stuff that matters

Dan I., Monday, 19 February 2018 07:32 (one year ago) Permalink

"Relies," holy fucking spazzdom. I've seen FWWM. If David Lynch's intended interpretation relies that closely on using it as a Rosetta stone, he can shove it.

God save me from Lynchnerds, truly.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 19 February 2018 08:09 (one year ago) Permalink

You're the ugliest person I know on the internet.

Dan I., Monday, 19 February 2018 08:23 (one year ago) Permalink

by internet standards, I'll wear that with pride.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 19 February 2018 08:34 (one year ago) Permalink

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Dan I., Monday, 19 February 2018 08:50 (one year ago) Permalink

Lol overreact much

rum dmc (darraghmac), Monday, 19 February 2018 08:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, seems quite OTT. I'm just excited to hear Doc's thoughts on the new stuff.

Moodles, Monday, 19 February 2018 14:27 (one year ago) Permalink

I made it to “amazing” episode eight of the new series. It was very neat. Reminded me of Bela Tarr and Jodorwsky and Warhol. It’s a fine episode of ... something? Then I watched episode nine, and I’m back in “ehh” land.

Apart from the Bomb episode, the whole series so far seems to careen wildly from tone to tone, idea to idea( in a way that doesn’t seem entirely in control. I know that, like, the True Fans can say this is part of the appeal, but it just kinda seems grandstandy. FWIW, I also think TP:TR actually *does* seem more like the end of the original series than the beginning.

I’m enjoying and will continue watching, but Lynch editing Lynch results in a lot of six minute scenes conveying two minutes of information or character or concept, intercut with long hallways and weird medium shots of people in hokey rooms being awkward. Often it feels like three minutes would’ve been atmospheric, and four virtuouso, but my patience runs really thin beyond that.

While I appreciate that Lynch’s susceptibility to the TM “cosmic unconsciousness” silliness permits him to be experimental, I think there are more than a smattering or scenes that tip into self-indulgence.

That being said, I think some of the discipline imposed by the conditions of his earlier work may have forced Lynch to make editorial concessions, where it’s kind of cool to see what he does with few genre and form restraints.

rb (soda), Monday, 19 February 2018 16:03 (one year ago) Permalink

That being said, I think some of the discipline imposed by the conditions of his earlier work may have forced Lynch to make editorial concessions, where it’s kind of cool to see what he does with few genre and form restraints.

i agree with this completely. besides the original series, i think the best example of this is Mulholland Drive, which imo is his best work, and that had a very unusual constraint/limitation- they'd already shot half of it for TV, and when Lynch finally got funding to finish it, he had no ideas, and then at the last minute he went to do his TM and as he said the ideas came "like a string of pearls." constraints like that are never something one seeks out, and obviously the MD situation was super precarious and not something you'd want to repeat even if you could, but it made something amazing. there's no way the tv series MD was envisioned to be would've been better than the final film.

flappy bird, Monday, 19 February 2018 17:43 (one year ago) Permalink

I said this in the s3 thread I think but I agree that lynch works well when constrained, and this season of twin peaks was constrained as hell (not in terms of runtime but I mean watch the behind-the-scenes docs if you think he had an unlimited sandbox here). I think eraserhead and inland empire are probably the freest conditions he's ever worked under and they both had very particular sets of limitations that might have shipwrecked a director with different instincts.

It's funny because I will fight you if you think that "fan cut" that reinserts the missing pieces into fwwm is superior, and I absolutely think that blue velvet is as good as it is because lynch and dunham had a mandated length of 2 hours, but I find the pacing of the new twin peaks to be perfect over the 16ish hours. This may not be a great analogy but it's a bit like how a 4hr slow cinema film doesn't feel anywhere near as torturous as a 3hr superman

scotti pruitti (wins), Monday, 19 February 2018 18:03 (one year ago) Permalink

there are threads for S3 btw remy

Haribo Hancock (sic), Monday, 19 February 2018 18:07 (one year ago) Permalink

xp yeah i was going to mention those behind the scenes docs, they were constrained, though not as strictly or formally as other examples. it's the difference between a mandated run time and not having as much money as you want and having a compressed schedule. anyway, thats all ill say about s3 itt

flappy bird, Monday, 19 February 2018 18:30 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...
five months pass...

if you're like me, the way i was up until 2 days ago, at least, you know of Invitation to Love, you enjoy the appearances of Invitation to Love in season one, and generally think "invitation to love - it's pretty good". but have you ever watched ALL of invitation to love?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFMen60b6UQ&t=323s

i watched all of this (over 16 minutes) a whopping three times over the weekend, and it is incredible. listen to the ASMR of Montana's leather as he lifts the cigarette to his mouth. the trademark lynch dualism of Jade and Emerald and the mirrored characters representing good and evil.

question for twin peaks superfans: is the audio supposed to cut out in two of the final scenes of Invitation to Love? it seems like it is probably intentional, because both audio cutouts occur during scenes of violence, the silence adds tension, and it's still possible to follow the action.

Karl Malone, Monday, 3 September 2018 18:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

whoops, let's try that again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFMen60b6UQ

Karl Malone, Monday, 3 September 2018 18:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

twin peaks trivia: Tim Heidecker stars in Invitation to Love

Karl Malone, Monday, 3 September 2018 18:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

CHET: our marriage is in the past. experience is a great and bitter teacher.
EMERALD: so is money. Chet, you're a fool. and Jade's a fool. But my father's the biggest fool of all.

*Montana appears out of nowhere*

MONTANA: so what does that make me?

*Chet looks on in horror as Montana leather jacket noisily crunches as he lights a cigarette*

CHET: Montana! I -
MONTANA: hello, beautiful.
EMERALD: i knew you'd come back

*Chet takes a big drink*

CHET: we didn't expect to see you back here in town so soon, Montana.
MONTANA: i had a change in direction.
EMERALD: so Montana, tell me - did you find that rainbow you were looking for?
MONTANA: plenty of rainbows. no pot of gold. *leather noises*
CHET: i'm not sure how i'm feeling about this.
EMERALD: Chet, shut up and get Montana a drink! he must be absolutely parched after 18 months in a rainforest *makes out with Montana*
CHET: how long are you planning to stay in town, Montana?
MONTANA: long enough to see you two. And my ex-wife. tell me, Chet - how is Jade? *intense leather crunch noises*

NARRATOR: Invitation to Love...will be right back

Karl Malone, Monday, 3 September 2018 19:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

So long, Norma.

http://www.thewrap.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/norma-jennings-twin-peaks-300x200.jpg

I think of her as more famous for Twin Peaks at this point, but they only mentioned The Mod Squad on the story I just heard.

clemenza, Sunday, 12 May 2019 21:59 (one week ago) Permalink

some lady! RIP x

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Sunday, 12 May 2019 23:06 (one week ago) Permalink

See you in my dreams~

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 13 May 2019 00:39 (one week ago) Permalink

We both know that tune, don’t we?

milkshake chuk (wins), Monday, 13 May 2019 05:37 (one week ago) Permalink


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