"Twin Peaks" to return to TV in 2016

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Re: "Twin Peaks" to return to TV in 2016

#41  Postby felltoearth » May 17, 2015 7:32 pm

Jerome Da Gnome wrote:What is it?

I am a film\media geek, but never got the attraction when it was on, and tried recently to binge watch, to no avail.

Why is it so well liked?


Because it redefined television as we know it today.
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#42  Postby Jerome Da Gnome » May 17, 2015 7:33 pm

In what way though?
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#43  Postby SafeAsMilk » May 17, 2015 7:36 pm

Because there was nothing else like it before or after. Rich, heavy atmosphere, masterfully handled contrast of moods, haunting, sumptuous visuals and uncanny, unnerving Lynchian oddities that only he had the balls to put on TV, an attempt to make a show that is more about the mystery than the solving of it. It's not perfect, but you don't have to look far to see its influence on TV to this day. Honestly, if you don't get it by the end of the first season then you probably never will.
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#44  Postby Jerome Da Gnome » May 17, 2015 8:17 pm

SafeAsMilk wrote:Because there was nothing else like it before or after. Rich, heavy atmosphere, masterfully handled contrast of moods, haunting, sumptuous visuals and uncanny, unnerving Lynchian oddities that only he had the balls to put on TV, an attempt to make a show that is more about the mystery than the solving of it. It's not perfect, but you don't have to look far to see its influence on TV to this day. Honestly, if you don't get it by the end of the first season then you probably never will.


Thanks, I see what you are saying. It was new within that confine.

Maybe I was just too into film that is wasn't new to me, and didn't stand out at the time. I recognize that it is well put together, totally see how it can cause the effect it has now. Thanks again.

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#45  Postby SafeAsMilk » May 17, 2015 8:27 pm

I think you've hit on a good point there, Lynch really did bring a bit of film to TV with this show. Had you seen any of his movies prior to seeing TP? Do you like any of his movies? I remember when the show came out my parents watched a few episodes and didn't like it, thinking it was just weird for weirdness' sake. By the time I saw TP I'd already seen a couple of Lynch's films so I knew what the deal was.

I mean, just those shots of the stoplight and the trees with the wind blowing through them...
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#46  Postby Jerome Da Gnome » May 17, 2015 9:00 pm

Dune, Blue Velvet, Elephant Man, didn't know it was the same guy at the time.

I appreciated them, not necessarily liked them.
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#47  Postby SafeAsMilk » May 17, 2015 9:04 pm

That could have been part of the problem then. Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks are practically siblings.
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#48  Postby Pulsar » May 17, 2015 9:57 pm

SafeAsMilk wrote:Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks are practically siblings.

All of Lynch' work is connected. Take Mulholland Drive for example: Club Silencio = The Red Room. Many people in fact believe that Laura Palmer is sitting there, although Lynch has always denied that:

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#49  Postby SafeAsMilk » May 17, 2015 10:01 pm

For sure, but TP and BV share a few big main themes that some of his other movies don't, the primary one being "small idyllic town with a dark underbelly."
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#50  Postby Pulsar » May 17, 2015 10:05 pm

SafeAsMilk wrote:For sure, but TP and BV share a few big main themes that some of his other movies don't, the primary one being "small idyllic town with a dark underbelly."

Yes, and TP and MD share the theme of sexual abuse.
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#51  Postby SafeAsMilk » May 17, 2015 10:32 pm

As does Blue Velvet. And Inland Empire, and most of his other films I think. But to me Mulholland and Lost Highway are much more alike because they share the character/time switching thing as the main element.

For sure, a lot of his work share the same themes, that's part of what makes his work so identifiable. But I remember watching BV after having seen TP and most of his other films that were out at the time, and TP coming right after BV made a lot of sense to me. Maybe it's just Kyle MacLachlan :dunno:
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#52  Postby felltoearth » May 18, 2015 12:03 am

There's also this forgotten gem. Loved it.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Straight_Story
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#53  Postby Shrunk » May 18, 2015 12:14 am

Jerome Da Gnome wrote:Dune, Blue Velvet, Elephant Man, didn't know it was the same guy at the time.


Quite the "film\media geek" you are, aren't you?
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#54  Postby Shrunk » May 18, 2015 12:16 am

SafeAsMilk wrote:That could have been part of the problem then. Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks are practically siblings.


Last time I watched Blue Velvet, I couldn't shake the feeling it was Agent Dale Cooper's origin story.
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#55  Postby orpheus » May 18, 2015 2:45 am

Back here I posted this. Seems appropriate to repost here:


orpheus wrote: David Lynch's Lumiere (also known as Premonition Following an Evil Deed and Monday Morning.) This was Lynch's response to a unique challenge:
For the 100 year anniversary of the Lumiere camera, forty directors made one minute film segments using an original restored Lumiere camera. The ground rules were rigidly enforced: a continuous shot to be captured in a maximum of three attempts, no artificial light sources, no synch sound, and that this shot last a maximum of 55 seconds (the length of one reel of film for the camera). Lynch's short cost around $6000 to film and involved several different location changes. He skirted the rules by using his allowed three takes to close the shutter on the camera and move to a different set, thus creating the appearance of five different locations edited together.

http://www.lynchnet.com/lumiere/


Here's the film, all 55 seconds of it. (Can't get the thing to embed. Sorry.):

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Re: "Twin Peaks" to return to TV in 2016

#56  Postby Jerome Da Gnome » May 18, 2015 11:53 pm

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Quite the "film\media geek" you are, aren't you?


I don't research every television show that is being broadcast before watching it ... :shrug:
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#57  Postby Shrunk » May 19, 2015 12:01 am

Jerome Da Gnome wrote:
Shrunk wrote:
Quite the "film\media geek" you are, aren't you?


I don't research every television show that is being broadcast before watching it ... :shrug:


No, I don't reckon you do, Jerome.
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