Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Industrial Symphony #1
From: tneff@bfmny0.BFM.COM (Tom Neff)
Date: 1991-02-14, 17:58

In article <10340006@hplvec.LVLD.HP.COM> collier@hplvec.LVLD.HP.COM (Mark Collier) writes:
> >I received a copy of David Lynch's Industrial Symphony #1 on videotape for
> >Christmas. I viewed it and then loaned it to a couple of friends who have now
> >also seen it. All of us seemed to be disturbed by it and to have found a lot
> >of interesting imagery in it, but none of us seems to have any idea what it's
> >"about". Can someone enlighten us, please? The answer "nothing" is an answer
> >I've certainly considered by it's not a particularly interesting answer, so
> >I'm hope someone has something else to add.

Hey.  What do you want.  It's a performance art piece, taped in
performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in fall '89.  As such
it is an exemplar of obscure symbolist style.  It's also a compendium of
all David Lynch's favorite fetishes, and a showcase for the
Badalamenti/Cruse collaboration.  Yes, it's disturbing, and after seeing
it twice I've relegated it to the back stack in my video collection, but
the images in it won't leave my mind quietly!  There's a lot of
memorable stuff in there.

I also feel it gives a useful perspective on just what Lynch meant by
some of the creepier elements in the TWIN PEAKS pilot and first season.
By now we've pretty much left IS#1 territory, though.

Of course if they wanted to introduce a topless dancer cavorting through
the woods in TWIN PEAKS later this season, they could probably count on
improved ratings...!  :-)