Yesterday, on Twin Peaks Day, Carel Struycken was a special guest at Shortcutz Amsterdam, a free and weekly platform for filmmakers and movie lovers. The actor spoke to its attendees live from his home in Los Angeles, and naturally, he was asked about Twin Peaks.
Carel Struycken on Twin Peaks at Shortcutz Amsterdam (February 24, 2015)
It was about the most unusual interaction I had with a director. I think it was not typical for how he works, but to me it was like: “Oh yeah, this all makes sense that he works this way.” […] The impression I got being on the set was that it he wasn’t so much directing the people as he was creating an atmosphere so everybody became part of that “reality construct”. It was like a mass hypnosis. That’s how I saw it.
What do you think? Is Twin Peaks unthinkable without the presence of Dale Cooper’s friendly-seeming helper from the Black Lodge?