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(@cease2xist)
Lodger

Found this, has some striking parallels

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1170307.The_Little_Girl_Who_Lives_Down_the_Lane

Alone in the darkened house, with only fire's glow and thirteen flickering candles for illumination, silent except for the mounting chords of a Liszt concerto, Rynn was preparing a solemn celebration. Until a knock at the door shattered sanctuary.

Rynn is the little girl who lives in the house at the end of the lane with her father-or so she says. No one had seen the poet, Leslie Jacobs, for a long time, and though the pungent aroma of Gauloise filled the parlor with intimations of his presence, no one was certain he was there:

Not Mrs. Hallet, the real estate agent who'd rented the old house to the eminent English poet and his daughter and whose formidable manner, product of her impeccable Long Island lineage, brooked no betrayals, especially not from a thirteen-year-old...

Not her son Frank, whose Halloween visit, intruding on Rynn's birthday rituals, had been more trick than treat and whose own insidious motives would soon lock them both in a perilous contest of will...

Not the local policeman who came to call and, lured by what he had seen, returned...

Not the shy young amateur magician who arrived on an errand-and stayed to become confidant and co-conspirator...

Who was the little girl who lived in such strange seclusion at the end of the leaf-swept land? Lonely and innocent seeking shelter from a hostile world? Or consummate liar? Each for his own reason, the Hallets were determined to find out. And it was then that the terrible secrets of the house at the end of the lane emerged. 

Moving with swift and shocking turnabout to a profoundly disturbing denouement, here is a fine and freezing novel of suspense that probes the subtle bonds of innocence to evil. 

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Posted : 04/09/2017 1:39 pm James McDonald, BewareOfBob, Joni Kelly and 4 people liked
(@cyndeewillow)
Roadhouse Regular
Posted by: Dayve Yates

Found this, has some striking parallels

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1170307.The_Little_Girl_Who_Lives_Down_the_Lane

Alone in the darkened house, with only fire's glow and thirteen flickering candles for illumination, silent except for the mounting chords of a Liszt concerto, Rynn was preparing a solemn celebration. Until a knock at the door shattered sanctuary.

Rynn is the little girl who lives in the house at the end of the lane with her father-or so she says. No one had seen the poet, Leslie Jacobs, for a long time, and though the pungent aroma of Gauloise filled the parlor with intimations of his presence, no one was certain he was there:

Not Mrs. Hallet, the real estate agent who'd rented the old house to the eminent English poet and his daughter and whose formidable manner, product of her impeccable Long Island lineage, brooked no betrayals, especially not from a thirteen-year-old...

Not her son Frank, whose Halloween visit, intruding on Rynn's birthday rituals, had been more trick than treat and whose own insidious motives would soon lock them both in a perilous contest of will...

Not the local policeman who came to call and, lured by what he had seen, returned...

Not the shy young amateur magician who arrived on an errand-and stayed to become confidant and co-conspirator...

Who was the little girl who lived in such strange seclusion at the end of the leaf-swept land? Lonely and innocent seeking shelter from a hostile world? Or consummate liar? Each for his own reason, the Hallets were determined to find out. And it was then that the terrible secrets of the house at the end of the lane emerged. 

Moving with swift and shocking turnabout to a profoundly disturbing denouement, here is a fine and freezing novel of suspense that probes the subtle bonds of innocence to evil. 

OMG TY. Genius find.

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Posted : 04/09/2017 1:47 pm
(@jeremy_christiansen)
Dweller

Maybe this is Lynch's nod to this book that he was influenced by.  He seems to like to do that it seems.

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Posted : 04/09/2017 1:50 pm
(@cyndeewillow)
Roadhouse Regular

Probing the nature of good and evil, the "heart of darkness" (Frost's words in an interview) was the goal of season 3. I think especially Lynch has a "woman question" about what is the essential nature of the female, and especially female innocence? That's Laura of course, and all the female leads in different ways, especially Audrey. Also, it's come to fruition in the character of Diane, who was just an idea in the original series. What is the power of the female and how does it get corrupted?

Addendum: Lucy in that scene where she shoots the fake Cooper. A genius moment that I've not seen anyone mention here yet.

 

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Posted : 04/09/2017 1:55 pm BewareOfBob, Jocelyn Rowe and Joni Kelly liked
(@wbw)
Town Visitor

There's also a (somewhat infamous) movie based on this book:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Girl_Who_Lives_Down_the_Lane

And another useful write-up here:

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/150187%7C0/The-Little-Girl-Who-Lives-Down-the-Lane.html

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Posted : 04/09/2017 2:02 pm Joni Kelly and Richard Danks liked
(@cease2xist)
Lodger
Posted by: WowBobWow

There's also a (somewhat infamous) movie based on this book:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Girl_Who_Lives_Down_the_Lane

Anyone seen this movie?

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Posted : 04/09/2017 2:07 pm
(@joni_kelly)
Lodger
Posted by: cyndeewillow

Probing the nature of good and evil, the "heart of darkness" (Frost's words in an interview) was the goal of season 3. I think especially Lynch has a "woman question" about what is the essential nature of the female, and especially female innocence? That's Laura of course, and all the female leads in different ways, especially Audrey. Also, it's come to fruition in the character of Diane, who was just an idea in the original series. What is the power of the female and how does it get corrupted?

Addendum: Lucy in that scene where she shoots the fake Cooper. A genius moment that I've not seen anyone mention here yet.

 

Really loved how in this season the role of the female was flipped on its head. Lynch has been criticized in the past for his portrayal of women as victims and overly sexualized where as this series saw more powerful female roles. As you said what happens when women are abused,raped etc? What effect does this have on the archetypes of the black lodge? Could there once have been a good mother but now so twisted and dark has become a dark Sarah palmer experiment mother because of the wrongdoings by fathers, boyfriends etc but is it now too late to undo that?....oh my god I have to stop rambling on this forum 😛

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Posted : 05/09/2017 4:28 pm cyndeewillow liked
(@ranmacmh)
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OKAY SO

I was trying to get screenshots of the Palmer House to compare them, you know, see if there's some indication that the house at the end of the finale was from a different year or something.  So I'm watching that amazing scene with Hawk visiting Sarah and of course I have to watch the whole scene because Grace Z is so good.  And there's that line,

"It's a GODAMNED BAD STORY, isn't it Hawk."

OH.  That's ANOTHER reference to things being a story.  Isn't that interesting. 

Sarah knows it's a BAD story.

Charlie wants to know if Audrey wants to end her story.

Audrey wants to know if her story is "The Little Girl that Lived Down the Lane."

The Arm echoes Audrey's line.

Are there any other characters that directly reference it being a story?  I suppose you could include Monica Belluci and the dream quote.  But I'm thinking more specifically of story lines. At least three of the above characters are likely related to the lodge.

I'm reminded of the part in The Neverending story (the book) when the childlike Empress goes to visit the old man who writes the Neverending story in his giant egg.  The two are never supposed to meet or be in the same room, because she is essentially the beginning and promise of all stories and he is the finisher of them.  It creates an endless loop.  There's also the idea of a character from the story also being a reader of the story and the reader being read about and so on.  If you were to create a sci fi version of that it might look a lot like this season.

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Posted : 06/09/2017 6:05 am cyndeewillow and BewareOfBob liked
(@teo-peaks)
RR Diner Patron

I watched the movie yesterday starring Jodie Foster, that was brilliant.

At some point, Mort Shuman looks at her and says "Don't do anything I wouldn't do" 🙂

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Posted : 06/09/2017 6:09 am Brandy Fisher liked
(@bewareofbob)
Dweller

I'm glad I called it (I'll never be able to prove it, it was on one of the Audrey threads): Laura is "the little girl who lived down the lane." No logical reason because Audrey never lived near Laura, just a feeling.

This shot down my other theory, that the "girl" could be Sarah, but it's okay, I'm happy to see my Laura theory vindicated.

P.S. I hope BOB doesn't come tonight.

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Posted : 06/09/2017 6:18 am
(@julie_loader)
Deputy

This really intrigues me.

Doppleganger arm says exactly the same as what Audrey says...

Is it a doppelganger Audrey who swears at Charlie? ??

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Posted : 19/09/2017 6:18 pm
(@b-randy)
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Posted by: Teo Peaks

I watched the movie yesterday starring Jodie Foster, that was brilliant.

At some point, Mort Shuman looks at her and says "Don't do anything I wouldn't do" 🙂

Good stuff. 

How (if at all) would you correlate that story to our beloved TP?

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Posted : 19/09/2017 6:21 pm
(@chalfont_tremond)
Owl

I figured the girl who lives down the lane was the girl who has the amphibian crawls into her mouth (who I assume is Judy). Which seems to go along with the theme of that book.

"here is a fine and freezing novel of suspense that probes the subtle bonds of innocence to evil."

 
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