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Old 06-26-2017   #51
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Re: Twin Peaks - Series 3

I believe my sardonic intent was obvious. That was the least commercial piece of television I have ever seen.

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Re: Twin Peaks - Series 3

Interesting review of episode 8

‘Twin Peaks’ Season 3, Episode 8: White Light White Heat - The New York Times
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The latest episode is one of the finest slices of Peaks yet, up there with the pilot, S2 finale and movie. I feel as in awe as if I were present for the initial airing of the Prisoner finale. I hope the rest of the 'golden age of TV drama' personnel are taking notes and that this is the start of a great leap forward for the woefully linear medium.

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Re: Twin Peaks - Series 3

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The latest episode is one of the finest slices of Peaks yet, up there with the pilot, S2 finale and movie. I feel as in awe as if I were present for the initial airing of the Prisoner finale.
I watched The Prisoner on its initial screening in 1967 but I was only nine and most of it flew over my head. However it laid down some memorable images and when I saw it again in 1976 it comprehensively blew my mind and totally changed my view of what television could achieve. It will always be my favourite series but I was thinking as I watched this latest episode of Twin Peaks that it was giving me almost the same thrill as that 1976 screening of Fall Out.
Magnificent stuff.

I wonder if the opening scenes of episode 7 were a foreshadowing of fan reaction to episode 8:
"What's going on?"
"I don't know where I am!"
"WHAT???"
"I think I'm high!"
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I hope the rest of the 'golden age of TV drama' personnel are taking notes and that this is the start of a great leap forward for the woefully linear medium.
I'm not so sure about this. Lynch is a bona fide genius and I think anyone else who tries to do anything as radical as this is going to come a cropper. There's still a fair amount of good stuff around (like Better Call Saul) but I always knew this series of Twin Peaks would be on another planet to the rest of television.
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Re: Twin Peaks - Series 3

Robin Davies wrote, "I watched The Prisoner on its initial screening in 1967 but I was only nine and most of it flew over my head. "

I know exactly how you felt, as I myself was also nine years old when I watched it in 1967!

It was over my head but I knew instinctively that there was something very different and very special there. My appreciation only deepened with repeated viewings when older, (and I had learned the meaning of the word, "subversive").

It remained my favorite show of all time until Twin Peaks.
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. . . I am yet to see the film, Fire Walk With Me, which is out-of-print and can only be found second-hand. And I thought books were hard to come by!
I am not remotely a Twin Peaks fan.
Nor the director, I only have one of his films.
The bigger experience for Fire Walk With Me would be the 3.5 hour version, incorporating deleted scenes in a more of less coherent order.
This is a fanedit by "Q2."
Article on this edit -
3.5 Hour Fan Edit Puts The Missing Pieces Back Into Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
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Despite my great admiration for the series, which led me to purchasing the Secret History book, I am yet to see the film, Fire Walk With Me, which is out-of-print and can only be found second-hand.
I was surprised to read this as it's still available here in the UK. I would strongly recommend you get Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery which has both series plus the movie plus The Missing Pieces plus many other extras. The Missing Pieces are fascinating but I prefer them as extras, not edited back into the movie.
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Fire Walk with Me is essential.

I was reading Arthur Machen's Hieroglyphics a few weeks ago, and in it he remarked upon the mystical significance of the sensory indulgence in food and drink in literature. It made me wonder what he would have thought of Twin Peaks.

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This is the water and this is the well.
Drink full and descend.
The horse is the white of the eyes,
And dark within.


The Garmonbozia is not for everyone. Jack Parsons was sighted yesterday at Big Ed's Gas Farm...Gotta light?

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Re: Twin Peaks - Series 3

The sinister rhyme- there's something devilishly enchanting about it-

The part about the horse probably refers to the strange white horse that appears before BOB's murders- it is white externally, and it harbors some darkness beneath its peculiar, pale surface.
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