Twin Peaks Usenet Archive
Subject: Corn (was Re: YEAH !!)
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Fiona Oceanstar)
Date: 1991-04-09, 05:31
Clint at Javelin writes:
> >Ugh, that show was great up until that cave scene. What an amazing bunch of
> >corn that setup is. TP is definitely not the same show anymore.
I admit to having had a bit of the "ugh, too corny" reaction myself,
but on thinking it over later, I realized that my interal groan was more
like the one you make over a good (bad) pun, than a true groan of
aesthetic protest. In other words, I think the corn is an integral
part of the show's ambience. If Dale Cooper isn't *corny* (just to
give an example) who *is*? :-)
Perhaps we can view the cave scenes as corny in a boy's-adventure-story
way. (Didn't someone mention the Hardy Boys?) After all, they *are*
the Bookhouse Boys. And David Lynch, as he announced while receiving
the Cannes for "Wild at Heart," is "just an Eagle Scout from Minnesota."
I think Lynch chuckles over all that boy's-story stuff--perhaps the
reading material of his childhood--and he's trying to share some of
those chuckles with us.
Other thoughts re. corn?