Twin Peaks Usenet Archive
Subject: Re: Tim Burton; llamas; Ghostwood (was: 5/3 Episode)
From: dawson@apollo.HP.COM (Keith Dawson)
Date: 1990-05-07, 07:22
>> I thought the direction of the 5/3 episode was the worst yet.
> I dunno. I thought the direction was pretty good this time around. Best of
> the non-Lynch directed ones, in my opinion.
Re: Tim Burton;
I agree with Barry. The director of episode 4 (5/3) was Tim Burton, of Batman
and Beetlejuice. Good weird camera angles and surreal surgical lighting: the scene
where the lawmen ran up the outside steps of Jacques's apartment could have been
done by a Lynch understudy.
Llamas sniff peoples' breath to identify them. Dogs sniff private parts, llamas
sniff mouths. That's what Dolly the llama was doing in the satanic vet's office.
Bet it wasn't hard to get her to play her part; as a previous poster noted, the
hard part was keeping HSTruman's face straight. (He *almost* manages it.)
As Norma and Shelly's scene in the RR opens, the camera pans from a large model
soft-serve ice cream cone past the milk dispenser. On the side are stuck two
crude posters that read "Say NO to Ghostwood." Ghostwood is the name of the
Horne brothers' development project; there seems to be an underground resistance
campaign going on.
Could the project's name be a reference to the "ancient evil in the woods?" Must
be a well-known local legend.
"Thanks, Toad. I'll be sure to get this into my retirement fund A-S-A-P."
(Norma to departing customer, re: his tip; spoken in measured cadence)
"We're gonna be the knockouts of the double-R!"
(Norma to Shelly)