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Twin Peaks: Episode Nine Review

Posted by therebelprince on August 15, 2009


“Where does creamed corn figure into the workings of the universe? What really *is* creamed corn? Is it a symbol for something else?”

– The Log Lady’s Introduction

This week on Twin Peaks, plenty of clues and exposition, as well as some genuine weirdness; in fact, it feels like we’re still in season one.

(Now’s the time to point out that I’ll be pretty fast and loose with plot details about the series from here on: if you haven’t watched the rest of the show, think twice about reading further!)

The pressure of the networks, the critics and the audiences had prevailed, and David Lynch and Mark Frost relucantly began the march toward the revelation of Laura’s killer. It’s actually confirmed in this episode, but the audience weren’t to know that… Read the rest of this entry »

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Twin Peaks: Episode Six Review

Posted by therebelprince on July 29, 2009


” I feel like I’m going to dream tonight” – Laura Palmer


 

As it neared the end of its phenomenal first seasonTwin Peaks oscillated between the steady, plot-progressing hand of Mark Frost, and the abstract and ambiguous 1950s-looking world of David Lynch. It was this combination that allowed it to remain critically successful and yet attract the entire world as an audience, but also the fragile balance that would lead to audience dissatisfaction and quick cancellation. This is the last episode that really pretends Twin Peaks is your standard suspense-fuelled mystery, and every scene purports to be related to Laura Palmer’s death. Read the rest of this entry »

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Twin Peaks: Episode Two Review

Posted by therebelprince on July 17, 2009


Welcome back to the next installment of our Twin Peaks reviews: “Episode Two”, or “Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer” if you believe in these faux European titles!

Where to begin? Well, for starters: forget the dream sequence! This episode’s opening dinner scene is possibly my favourite. The four Hornes (with Johnny now played by Robert Bauer) sit in strained silence around the dinner table for the entire duration of the opening credits, only to be interrupted by the arrival of Ben’s brother Jerry (David Patrick Kelly), who is met with mixed reactions. (Disgruntled silence from his niece, a cold “Benjamin!” from his sister-in-law, and annoyance turning to childish glee on the part of his beloved brother).

Ben: Leland’s daughter was murdered, and the Norwegians left.
Jerry: Did they sign?
Ben: No.
Jerry: We had those Vikings by the horns!… What happened?
Ben: We’r enot 100% sure; they took their translator with them.
Jerry: Did you say Leland’s daughter was murdered?
Ben: Yes.
Jerry: I’m depressed.

Ben: Leland’s daughter was murdered, and the Norwegians left.

Jerry: Did they sign?

Ben: No.

Jerry: We had those Vikings by the horns!… What happened?

Ben: We’re not 100% sure; they took their translator with them.

Jerry: Did you say Leland’s daughter was murdered?

Ben: Yes.

Jerry: I’m depressed. Read the rest of this entry »

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