Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Corn (was Re: YEAH !!)
From: (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?

							--Fiona O.