Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: The "backwards" speech & other effects
From: (paul d geiser)
Date: 1990-04-27, 10:53
Reply-to: Dan Geiser

In article <9280002@hp-ptp.HP.COM> you write:
> >
> >  My theory for the "backwards" speech is the actors spoke their lines
> >  backwards pronouncing the sound of each word backwards. Then when 
> >  editing, they reversed it. You got the sound of backwards speech but 
> >  could understand what they said.
> >
> >  just a theory, 
> >
> >  John C.

I agree very much with John C.'s theory with a minor difference.  And I have
read about instances of people doing this before.

The actors speak their lines like normal.  Then these lines are played 
backwards and the actors listen to them trying to discern patterns and then
they speak these phonetic patterns and they are recorded.  Finally 
these patterns are reversed giving a backwards sounding effect but the sounds
sound like words so we recognize them.

I think David Lynch would opt for this more brute force method rather than
using a digitizer of any sort.


"Of course, I'm a, I'm an excellent Caped Crusader..." - Bat-Rain-Man

			Dan Geiser