Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: 10/27 episode
From: (Daniel Pearl)
Date: 1990-11-02, 13:19
Reply-to: (Daniel Pearl)

Re: Harold's fun with the hand rake.

Yes, it was a cheesy special effect.  It was supposed to be shocking
without violating network standards and practices.  If it had been 
realistic (with torn flesh, spurting arteries, etc.) it would not
have made the cut (:-))

Don't forget that despite what we do, these shows are meant to be
seen once.  In TV, and any other dramatic entertainment for that matter,
it is not necessary to create reality, but a suggestion of reality; people's
minds are left to fill in the blanks.  If people came away from viewing 
that scene with the idea that "Harold just raked his face", then the
director has been successful.  I'd claim that most viewers believe 
just that.  We will expect to see Harold with a bandage in the near
future, and perhaps scars thereafter.
 Daniel Pearl      Concurrent Computer Corporation, Westford, Massachusetts USA
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