Twin Peaks Usenet Archive
Subject: The trouble with David Lynch.....
From: email@example.com (P.R. Grove)
Date: 1991-02-15, 09:40
The Trouble with David Lynch.....
Here in the U.K., we are a approaching the end of the second series of
Twin Peaks. I think that it has proved to be one of the most original
TV series for many years ( ever since Hill Street Blues ....).
However, there are one or two points that I would like to raise about
David Lynch - your comments are welcome!
A lot of people here stopped watching after the first few programmes. I
put this down partly down to the swopping of directors. The programmes
directed by Lynch himself were by far the best.
Now, we know how good a director Lynch is - just take a look at
Eraserhead, Elephant Man, and Blue Velvet.
But remember the cock up over Dune? Nearly two hours cut? Lynch created
a Frankenstein's monster that went out of control. De Laurentis took
over, and the whole project ended in disaster (but I still like some
aspects of the film). A similar problem lies with Twin Peaks - Lynch
created a huge project that he seems to have surrendered to other
directors, hence the decline in viewer popularity over here. LYNCH
SHOULD HAVE REMAINED AS DIRECTOR FOR THE WHOLE SERIES! As things stand,
I have my doubts as to whether the BBC will purchase the next series.
Before Twin Peaks, Lynch was in danger of becoming stereotyped - get a
bucket of gore, a steamy sex scene, and throw them into a dark room with
some ambiguous dialogue, and you had the essentials of a Lynch film.
Twin Peaks proved a refreshing change!
Paul R. Grove.
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