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(@exar-kun)
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David Bowie comments on his experience with Lynch: “It’s like watching a 14-year-old who’s been given permission to rearrange the world for eight weeks. Invigorating. I highly recommend working with David. He’s delightfully and dedicatedly bonkers.”

As for playing Phillip Jeffries, missing FBI Agent, Bowie says: “My character is an intensely over-travelled upholder of the law. He has seen too much and has little ability to do much about it. Not dissimilar to the perspective of a rock god, really.”

Commenting on his wardrobe in the film Bowie adds: “I stole the belt my character was prone to wear. I’ve worn it a few times on stage with Tin Machine. It consists of two rather garish portraits of Freida Kahlo. A very “now” item. I’m hoping it will lead to a court case producing massive exposure on CNN. Otherwise, I sell it to the highest bidder…or Madonna, perhaps.”

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Posted : 19/09/2017 8:48 pm
(@b-randy)
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Posted by: Sandro Jc

David Bowie comments on his experience with Lynch: “It’s like watching a 14-year-old who’s been given permission to rearrange the world for eight weeks. Invigorating. I highly recommend working with David. He’s delightfully and dedicatedly bonkers.”

As for playing Phillip Jeffries, missing FBI Agent, Bowie says: “My character is an intensely over-travelled upholder of the law. He has seen too much and has little ability to do much about it. Not dissimilar to the perspective of a rock god, really.”

Commenting on his wardrobe in the film Bowie adds: “I stole the belt my character was prone to wear. I’ve worn it a few times on stage with Tin Machine. It consists of two rather garish portraits of Freida Kahlo. A very “now” item. I’m hoping it will lead to a court case producing massive exposure on CNN. Otherwise, I sell it to the highest bidder…or Madonna, perhaps.”

Much love to this.

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Posted : 19/09/2017 8:50 pm
(@exar-kun)
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Love his beige linen suit with the hawaiian shirt. Pure class.

Wish he'd have played the character more... He fits the Twin Peaks universe so much more than many characters.

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Posted : 19/09/2017 9:05 pm
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Posted by: Sandro Jc

Love his beige linen suit with the hawaiian shirt. Pure class.

Wish he'd have played the character more... He fits the Twin Peaks universe so much more than many characters.

Me too.  🙁

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Posted : 19/09/2017 9:06 pm
(@roberto_bella)
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So the Jeffries machine is much like the machines in the Fireman's side room and also like the electrical generators outside the portal in the basement or Great Northern. 

I was was under the impression that Jeffries was inside the machine, as in trapped. But perhaps now he IS the machine?  We'll never know. Add it to the list. 

Definitely one of the lasting visuals of the show. Jeffries stuck inside of, or involved into, the slippery time machine. 

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Posted : 19/09/2017 10:09 pm
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"Bowie did permit the use of footage from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, but only under one condition: it would have to be without his voice."

That's pretty interesting. I thought they replaced Bowie's voice because of consistency reasons when hiring the new actor, but apparently not.

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Posted : 19/09/2017 10:27 pm
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Posted by: SamXTherapy

It's appropriate that he's portrayed as a tin machine, since they were touring at the time Bowie filmed his sequences for FWWM.

I guess Lynch - and possibly Frost - thought it was an appropriate tribute.  Bowie would have probably laughed himself daft about it.

Maybe the machine is a little space capsule--homage to Major Tom.

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Posted : 19/09/2017 11:38 pm
(@tero)
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Interesting.

When Lynch is asked about a story or plot detail, he says "Make your own conclusions".

When there's a shape, something visual, or something he made directly, it's "No, you got it wrong, it's not a kettle, it's really a machine!"

I always felt the Tea Kettle thing was bit of a half-joke among the fans, not necessarily the primary interpretation?

The scene reminds me of the hookah-smoking Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland.

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Posted : 20/09/2017 3:36 am
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Posted by: Tero Heikkinen

Interesting.

When Lynch is asked about a story or plot detail, he says "Make your own conclusions".

When there's a shape, something visual, or something he made directly, it's "No, you got it wrong, it's not a kettle, it's really a machine!"

I always felt the Tea Kettle thing was bit of a half-joke among the fans, not necessarily the primary interpretation?

The scene reminds me of the hookah-smoking Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland.

I thought that as well.  I'm sure Bowie and Lynch would appreciate that comparison. 

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Posted : 20/09/2017 6:47 am
(@lucas_bracci)
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Welcome to the Machine.

(Pink Floyd, 1975 from the album "Wish you were here")

I don't know if this video was used on the 1975 tour, but it was on the 1987-1989 tour.

With an egg in the desert and a frogmoth machine :

 

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Posted : 20/09/2017 8:07 am
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Posted by: Brandy Fisher

Lol right?!  He wants to explain that Jeffries is NOT a tea kettle dammit, but won't divulge or answer any of the big questions.

The BIG new : David Lynch reads the comments on internet, or someone reports them for him.

But David worships coffee and naming his machine "a tea kettle" is blasphemous.

OK David, Jeffries is a machine now.

So why the remote control is in Buenos Aires ?

 

 

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Posted : 20/09/2017 11:01 am
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Posted by: SamXTherapy

Hah!  You'll never make me talk!  Never, you hear me?

Anyhow, I only mentioned the touring thing; I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition.

That's because no one expects the Spanish Inquisition,  or deceased rock stars being impersonated by tin machine like tea kettles.

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Posted : 20/09/2017 11:55 am
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I have decided that this is just another means for Lynch to obfuscate things.

Jeffries IS a tea kettle. Jeffries has always been a tea kettle.  😀

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Posted : 20/09/2017 12:57 pm
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Posted by: Tero Heikkinen

Interesting.

When Lynch is asked about a story or plot detail, he says "Make your own conclusions".

When there's a shape, something visual, or something he made directly, it's "No, you got it wrong, it's not a kettle, it's really a machine!"

I always felt the Tea Kettle thing was bit of a half-joke among the fans, not necessarily the primary interpretation?

The scene reminds me of the hookah-smoking Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland.

I made such a comment in another forum here. ?

Coppula eam se non posit acceptera jocularum

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Posted : 20/09/2017 1:08 pm
(@samxtherapy)
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Posted by: SamXTherapy

Hah!  You'll never make me talk!  Never, you hear me?

Anyhow, I only mentioned the touring thing; I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition.

That's because no one expects the Spanish Inquisition,  or deceased rock stars being impersonated by tin machine like tea kettles.

 

Coppula eam se non posit acceptera jocularum

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Posted : 20/09/2017 1:10 pm
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