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After seeing Charlie, Audrey's husband, (in light of the picture in Cole's office) did anyone else think of Kafka? All the papers covering the desk, the decor, like a library and an office and a boudoir. It really reminded me of The Castle, a story in which a character tries endlessly to contact or gain entry to the bureaucratic building he has been summoned to for a job but forever fails and ends up becoming tangled up in the lives of the towns people. Kafka himself became lost writing the book and it remained unfinished.

Charlie feels to me like the classic Kafka bureaucrat, even down to the tiredness! Oh and the cruel and unfaithful wife! 

Maybe this belongs in the crazy theories thread! 

 

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Posted : 03/08/2017 8:57 am
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I could kind of see that, yes. And Coopie is kind of metamorphosizing in reverse

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Posted : 03/08/2017 9:14 am
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After seeing Charlie, Audrey's husband, (in light of the picture in Cole's office) did anyone else think of Kafka? All the papers covering the desk, the decor, like a library and an office and a boudoir. It really reminded me of The Castle, a story in which a character tries endlessly to contact or gain entry to the bureaucratic building he has been summoned to for a job but forever fails and ends up becoming tangled up in the lives of the towns people. Kafka himself became lost writing the book and it remained unfinished.

Charlie feels to me like the classic Kafka bureaucrat, even down to the tiredness! Oh and the cruel and unfaithful wife! 

Maybe this belongs in the crazy theories thread! 

 

Trivia: Kyle M. played the role of Josef K. in the 1993 film based on Harold Pinter's screenplay adaptation of Kafka's novel "The Trial".

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Posted : 03/08/2017 9:47 am
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Eraserhead seemed awfully Kafka-esque to me too. Methinks Kafka is one of Lynch's big influences.

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Posted : 03/08/2017 11:45 am
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Yes I was thinking that it looked a bit Kafkaesque that scene.  There are definitely parts of Twin Peaks that remind me of a lot of Kafka's work.   With the references to Kafka and T S Eliot's 4 Quartets maybe we need to be reading their books and poetry to understand the background to this new series of Twin Peaks that we are seeing.

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Posted : 03/08/2017 11:54 am
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After seeing Charlie, Audrey's husband, (in light of the picture in Cole's office) did anyone else think of Kafka? All the papers covering the desk, the decor, like a library and an office and a boudoir. It really reminded me of The Castle, a story in which a character tries endlessly to contact or gain entry to the bureaucratic building he has been summoned to for a job but forever fails and ends up becoming tangled up in the lives of the towns people. Kafka himself became lost writing the book and it remained unfinished.

Charlie feels to me like the classic Kafka bureaucrat, even down to the tiredness! Oh and the cruel and unfaithful wife! 

Maybe this belongs in the crazy theories thread! 

 

Trivia: Kyle M. played the role of Josef K. in the 1993 film based on Harold Pinter's screenplay adaptation of Kafka's novel "The Trial".

Oh wow. Did not know this!

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Posted : 03/08/2017 11:54 am
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Isn't there a photo of Kafka in Gordon Cole's office?

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Posted : 03/08/2017 1:11 pm
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Posted by: Steve Moss

Isn't there a photo of Kafka in Gordon Cole's office?

Yes, yes there is.

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Posted : 03/08/2017 1:40 pm
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