Monday, May 22, 2017

Twin Peaks: the Return

David Lynch & Mark Frost
Snoqualmie WA, Las Vegas NV 
& Los Angeles CA 2017
Part 1: My log has a message for you.
Part 2: The stars turn and a time presents itself.

Last night I watched the first two parts of the new continuation of Twin Peaks, twice in immediate succession, and found much to admire both times.  I’m particularly pleased that the very first scene pays direct homage to Lynch’s two finest works prior to Fire Walk with me, Eraserhead and Dune, in image and dialogue respectively.  There are echos of all of his major projects to be found in these first two hours of his new eighteen hour film, but there is more than enough that is new and unexpected as well.  The evolution of the Arm into a sparkling and brain topped tree is an especially welcome development.

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