Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Food and death
From: (Rich Rosen)
Date: 1990-04-28, 06:50

In article <>, (George Ferguson) writes:		
> > I love the use of "death" and pies: "a cherry pie to die for," "the place
> > where pies go when they die." Makes me feel uneasy about Cooper's stability.

I was thinking about this.  I have this book on Woody Allen's films (Woody
Allen:  His Films and Career" by Douglas Brode) which places inordinate
emphasis on the relationship between food and sex in Allen's work.  Having just
seen "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover" last weekend, which links
food, and sex, AND death, together in a mishmash that I describe to people as
being what would happen if you took the mood and setting of the Mr. Creosote
scene (in the restaurant) from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life and stretched
it out into a full length film, partially by adding a lot of gratuitous
sex [ :-) ], I was reminded of the connection between food and death in Twin
Peaks.  Specifically, Cooper's comments like "the cherry pie'll kill ya" and
"this must be where pies go when they die".  Any others?
"A new religion that'll bring you to your knees, Black Velvet if you please..."
	Rich Rosen