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Subject: Mount Rushmore
From: rlr@toccata.rutgers.edu (Rich Rosen)
Date: 1990-05-16, 18:31
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

A lot of people have mentioned the famous Mount Rushmore scene, in which the
four men (right ot left, in order of appearance, Cooper, Truman, Hawk, and the
doctor) appear in profile just as they are approaching Jacques' cabin in the
woods.  What I don't think anyone has mentioned yet is that that very same
scene (with one exception) occurred in almost exactly the same manner earlier
in that same episode.

In the aforementioned scene, the four men are approaching the cabin, Cooper
looks briefly at a photo of the cabin he had looked at earlier (at Jacques'
apartment).  But *in* *that* *scene* at Jacques' apartment, Cooper identifies
Laura as the girl in another Flesh World ad using the same PO box as Ronette's.
He "knows" this is Laura because of the red drapes in the background.  He then
picks up the photo I just mentioned and examines it closely with his magnifying
glass the same way  he had just examined the magazine ad, only the photo is
held up vertically in front of him as he does this, facing to the left.  As
this is going on, Truman and Hawk "assume the position" in profile behind and
slightly to the left of Cooper, as Cooper says "Red drapes, Harry, from my
dream."  The doctor (Donna's father) is not in this shot.

Any speculations as to the significance here?
--
Look for significance where there's none intended, and *you* know what happens.
		Rich Rosen	rlr@toccata.rutgers.edu


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