Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: TWIN PEAKS
From: barr@Apple.COM (Ron Barr)
Date: 1990-04-18, 19:39
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

tim@hoptoad.uucp (Tim Maroney) writes:

> >I'm surprised no one has pointed out yet that Lynch didn't direct the
> >second episode.  He directed the pilot (which, by the way, I don't
> >think was a pilot -- from the structuring of the commercial breaks,
> >which the network ignored, it seems to have been intended as the first
> >few episodes.)  The Lynch visual touches and his light touch with music
> >were clearly missing; no strange shots of traffic lights or ceiling
> >fans to contribute in an indefinable but powerful way to the ambience.

I have to agree. I had talked this up to my wife so much that she was
sick of it (she missed the pilot). I thought the first real episode was
very good TV. The pilot was magical. My wife now thinks Twin Peaks is 
"Yeah, pretty good". Had she seen Lynch's little touches she'd be a fanatic
too.

I thought the scene where Johnny was dressed like an Indian chief pounding
his head into the dollhouse followed by his mother's refusal to see him was
one of the most disturbing scenes I've ever seen on TV and the first I've
ever seen that reminded me of "Eraserhead" in any move.

Whew! sorry for the run-on sentence. We live in wonderful times - new Letterman
shows every week and Twin Peaks too!


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