Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: Various points gleaned from reviewing the TP extant TP episodes
From: mok@pawl.rpi.edu (Malachi Orion Kelerison)
Date: 1990-05-09, 06:47
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <20956@megaron.cs.arizona.edu> curtis@cs.arizona.edu (Curtis E. Dyreson) writes:
> >                                         Take for instance the sandwich 
> >scene in the 3rd episode.  Was it anything more than deliberate, 
> >juvenile, heavy-handed oddness?  Did it advance the
> >plot or develop the characters or was it simply Lynch saying "Watch me take
> >a normal scene like a reunion and twist it."?  Quite frankly, it was just 
> >silly.  Perhaps it was parody?  Humor?  If the purpose is unclear, the
> >effect is random.  The only purpose that I can fathom it 
> >served was that it set the mood.  Twin Peaks just screams mood.  It is 
> >very stylish.  

I see the Sandwhich scene as very inportant in defining the character of
Benjamin Horne. The point isn't that he likes sandwiches. Take a look at
the *way* he eats it. He inhales the aroma deeply, he stuffs it into his
mouth as far as it will go and takes deep bites. He becomes completely
oblivious the everything else around him (including his wife's obvious
disapproval of his behavior). Benjamin is a man of appetites. Not just
with food, but also with women and power. He spends the day in bed with
his mistress/partner-in-crime Catherine and then spends the night at a
whorehouse. I can see cheating on your wife, but cheating on your mistress?
With a prostitute!? That's low. And anytime it isn't food or women he's 
involved with his lust for power and business deals.

Benjamin Horne IS appetites. That's what the sandwich scene does.


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