Twin Peaks Usenet Archive
Subject: Re: Literary Allusions
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Rocky J Giovinazzo)
Date: 1991-06-05, 19:40
In article <1991Jun6.email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > 3. The name "Laura": In the 1944 movie Laura, a girl named Laura is
> >killed, only to turn up as someone else. Also in the film, the villian's name
> >is Waldo (!) Lydecker (!!), and a gun is hidden in a clock (!!!).
Does the gun-in-a-clock part have relevance that I'm not aware
> > 8. Nadine's one-eye: Numerous references, too many to list, but
> >probably the one that applies here is the character on "Days Of Our Lives".
As a non-daytime-soap watcher, I don't know what this means. Is
this character similar to Nadine somehow?
> > 13. The reflection in Laura's eye: used on a soap opera in the summer
> >of 1990, don't know which one.
Summer of 1990 is _after_ the Twin Peaks episode you're talking
about. Of course, you realized this.
> > 21. BOB: The name "Bob" is a source of constant commentary. The
> >recently-published Bob Book characterizes "Bob" as a generally benevolent
> >guy, although it acknowledges the evil BOB. Among notable BobsI A "Bob" is
> >thanked on Julee Cruise's Floating Into The Night LP; There is a church of
> >Bob, a.k.a. the church of the Subgenius; Drugstore Cowboy, which stars Matt
> >Dillon as a junkie named Bob, alsofeatures both Heather (Annie) Graham (as
> >Nadine!!!!!) and Grace Zabriskie (as Bob's mother!!!!!! in its cast, finally, there
> >is Bob Barker, the game-show host who decided to stop dying his hair and
> >letting it turn naturally white (!!!!!!!)
For more details on the many Bobs in movies/tv, see this week's
Entertainment Weekly, in which pictures of Bob Newhart and BOB are
placed side by side (good Bob / bad Bob).
> > 23. Venus and Saturn: The statue (presumably of Venus) and the model
> >of Saturn in the dream sequence may refer to the myth of Saturn, who killed
> >his children. However, Venus was the daughter of Jupiter, not Saturn.
Hmmm... there is the BOB=Saturn=bad god, Leland=Jupiter=good
god, Laura=Venus=daughter of good god analogy.
> > 27. The Bookhouse: Is there some allusion here that I am not aware
> >of? If anyone has something to add, please elaborate. In the future
There is something about the Bukus that someone mentioned
earlier-- don't remember exactly what the relationship was.