Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: The three faces of Cooper (was Re: three points)
From: mesard@bbn.com (Wayne Mesard)
Date: 1990-05-07, 16:27
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks
Reply-to: mesard@labs-n.bbn.com (Wayne Mesard)

tneff@bfmny0.UU.NET (Tom Neff) writes:
> > 3. Style note - let's not kid ourselves, Cooper hasn't been acting as
> >geeky lately because these other, mere mortal TV directors aren't as
> >weird as Lynch and don't direct KMcL to do so.

That's probably part of it.  But Cooper (much more so than the other
characters) seems to radically change personality without warning.  I
was particualrly struck by this at the beginning of episode #3 when he's
talking quite seriously with Audrey, and then HST and Lucy show up and
all of a sudden he's all weird again.  His voice, mannerisms, gestures
were all different.  Maybe it was just a Lynchism, but it seemed way too
deliberate to me.

Between these sudden changes and that goofy smile he has on half the
time, one can't help but get the impression that he's putting everyone on.

Wayne("The spice is the worm...Am I the One?");


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