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(@lucas_bracci)
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Posted by: cyndeewillow
Posted by: ErimosInstitute

The bell-shaped machine and its variations—we've now seen them in the Giant's "home," in space with Cooper and his eyeless friend (who jumped off and landed in Twin Peaks), and above the convenience store holding the essence of Jeffries—sure look like Die Glocke, the rumored Nazi time-travel/space-travel machine that was supposedly hauled off to Argentina as the Allies were closing in on the Nazis in WWII. 

I don't know (or care?) if the show ever makes explicit reference to it, because for me it's enough that Die Glocke (The Bell) continues to show up in the show, sometimes in the company of The Giant. (The German underground lab where Die Glocke was built is called The Giant, or "Der Riese," on the Czech border." And where did Jeffries disappear into the Bell?

This is rather breathtaking! On a more pedestrian note, The Bell might also be a reference to Alexander Bell and the invention of the telephone, given the role of telephones in triggering these things (old rotary phones at that). 

This is the phone in front of the Convenience Store.

A booth phone of the Bell company...

 

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Posted : 27/08/2017 11:06 am
(@naogilles)
RR Diner Patron

Love this topic. Whether it's my stupa theory that sticks or the Nazi one or the Philly screen cap (great finds!), or the Bell company, it's all fun and exciting. Nearly makes up for the fact that we're unlikely to ever get an explanation on Jeffries and those darn kettles 😉

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Posted : 27/08/2017 2:16 pm
(@samxtherapy)
Detective

Can't you buggers get it right?  You boil water in a kettle, make tea with the boiling water, in a teapot.

That aside, have you guys ever seen "Outpost"?, about the supposed Nazi time machine?  Not a bad little film.  Haven't yet seen the sequel, "Black Sun", though.

In another thread, I proposed these various gadgets look like this because, why not?  I mean, we shove all our stuff into anonymous looking rectangular boxes; maybe the lodge people have a different design aesthetic.  And yes, I'm serious.  Possibly wrong, but serious.

Coppula eam se non posit acceptera jocularum

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Posted : 27/08/2017 2:37 pm
(@naogilles)
RR Diner Patron

 outpost, rated 5.9/10 on IMDb, thanks but I'll pass 😉

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Posted : 27/08/2017 2:48 pm
(@samxtherapy)
Detective

Yeah well FWWM got a pasting on release.  Now it's regarded as a classic.

Your loss.

😉

Coppula eam se non posit acceptera jocularum

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Posted : 27/08/2017 2:55 pm
(@silentbobni)
Roadhouse Regular
Posted by: René-Gilles Deberdt

 outpost, rated 5.9/10 on IMDb, thanks but I'll pass 😉

Picking a film due to its imdb rating isn't the best way to choose what to watch. Plenty of stuff on there is severely over and under rated.

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Posted : 27/08/2017 3:06 pm
(@urbanccd)
Town Visitor

Since we first saw these teapot/percolator devices in the Mauve Palace/Fortress/White Lodge, I was reminded of old radios and parts thereof. They used to have those cylindrical or sort of bell-shaped chambers, I don't know if they were transmitters, or what.

The whole fortress looks like a giant old radio to me -- its exterior as well as details of the interiors, and the flying box in space Naido fell off of... The interior also looks like it could be some fantastic rendition of the insides of an electrical socket. (In Eraserhead there were little people living inside a radiator, after all.)

It's fun to see how we all got different impressions from the same imagery! 😀 It's also a testament to the richness of TP's aesthetics and set design IMO.

The right-ward slant in your handwriting indicates a romantic nature, Audrey. A heart that yearns. Be careful.

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Posted : 29/08/2017 8:34 am
(@mathieuw)
Town Visitor

Ehi guys! How are you? I was rewatching a couple of scenes today and I think I've found something interesting. I have superimposed a frame from the 15th episode and one from the 'Jeffreies scene' in FWWM and I would like to show you. When you look at the photo, pay particular attention to the vertical reflection on the teapot/Jeffries and the black part of the light circle. Let me know what you think about it!

cheers

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Posted : 29/08/2017 2:50 pm
(@mathieuw)
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Posted by: Mathieu Walter

Ehi guys! How are you? I was rewatching a couple of scenes today and I think I've found something interesting. I have superimposed a frame from the 15th episode and one from the 'Jeffreies scene' in FWWM and I would like to show you. When you look at the photo, pay particular attention to the vertical reflection on the teapot/Jeffries and the black part of the light circle. Let me know what you think about it!

cheers

 

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Posted : 29/08/2017 2:55 pm
(@lemongrass)
Owl
Posted by: urbanCCD

Since we first saw these teapot/percolator devices in the Mauve Palace/Fortress/White Lodge, I was reminded of old radios and parts thereof. They used to have those cylindrical or sort of bell-shaped chambers, I don't know if they were transmitters, or what.

The whole fortress looks like a giant old radio to me -- its exterior as well as details of the interiors, and the flying box in space Naido fell off of... The interior also looks like it could be some fantastic rendition of the insides of an electrical socket. (In Eraserhead there were little people living inside a radiator, after all.)

It's fun to see how we all got different impressions from the same imagery! 😀 It's also a testament to the richness of TP's aesthetics and set design IMO.

Absolutely! They look like transistors or something and that's why the mauve place felt like it was the inside of Cooper's tape recorder or Gordon's hearing device.

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