The several parallels between the new season and movies of D.Lynch
I noticed several winks in the last episodes to the rest of Lynch's work.
For instance I remarked the shirt of Bad Cooper is quite similar to that of Nicolas Cage in Sailor & Lula (I remembered a topic where the Bad Coop's jacket is the same to the bad in Blue Velvet).
At the end of Ep.2 we see Sarah Palmer who's watching a documentary about pack of lions and there's -again- in Sailor&Lula a scene where's a man is watching a documentary about hyenas. To my mind there's no sense just kind of wink for the fans.
In the Ep.3 Cooper is in a strange and purple universe and he goes to the roof of the house with the blinded lady. After that he saw the floating head of Major Briggs in the space which said "Blue rose". So I noticed the same thing -except "blue rose" of course- in Eraserhead where we find the floating head of Jack Nance in the cosmos. Weird uh?
Did you notice other parallels?
Otherwise I observed a funny thing when Cooper drinks the hot coffee. Behind him there's an owl statue. Is it done expressly?
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Owl Yes! Good observation! I only noticed one flying over him and limo driver the night before (but that was obvious).
Speaking of coffee, what I noticed is a grimace Cooper makes after first hot sip. The forehead, the smile- he looks just like Bob! But that probably doesn't make any sense as we're dealing with Good Coop.
I think he was so excited to only just see the cup of coffee at first and then when he is drinking it was so hot that he spilled it. His face then was so amazing and expressive. He was like, thats a damn fine cup of coffee but it was so hot. Great moment! Since the start of breakfast scene i was hoping for the moment that Naomi Watts will bring him coffee and she did and the following reaction was the best!
I watched again the 2x11 Ep and I remarked other interessant & funny things !
First of all, James arrived in an other town where he met Evelyn Marsh, the name of the bar is "Wallies", I think there's no bound with Lucy's son but it's funny
Then, I remembered the name of the hilarious mayor: Dougie, maybe the Doppelgänger's name is a wink of that.
More important is the question of the indian heritage which could help to find Cooper. In the episode, Cooper asked Hawk about the white lodge. So Hawk said that black and white lodge are a part of indian's culture and are metaphysic and symbolic local legends. So, is there any link between that and the ability to run into good Cooper?
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There's plenty of references to other Lynch's works. Coop getting back to the real world in a state of amnesia and meeting Naomi Watts with a bag full of cash seems like an obvious reference to Mulholland Drive.
The scene in which Phillys visits Bill in prison reminds me a lot of Marietta vs Sailor in Wild at Heart.
There are a lot of other things that remind of Eraserhead, the scene in Buella's cabin definitely had a touch of Eraserhead, maybe because of her deformed face that looked a lot like the one the Lady in the radiator had. The beginning of part 3 looks a lot like something out of Eraserhead. Even when Dougie's head explode in the Black Lodge, when he's with Mike, looks a little like the part in Eraserhead when Jack Nance loses his head, and the new form of the Arm is almost identical to the tree that appears in the very same scene.
Just a few that came to mind, but it seems like Lynch is putting a lot of easter eggs and callbacks to many of his movies. The very general concepts of identity, timeline, reality, etc seem to have move more toward the idea behind Mulholland Drive/Lost Highways (think of Dougie, who's not another doppelganger but somehow is related to Cooper who takes his place).
There have been a *lot* of winks. One that I don't think anyone has remarked on in this thread so far is the casting of Naomi Watts in an analogous position to where we meet "Betty" in "Mulholland Drive"--confronting a person ('love interest') with amnesia and a sack with a ton of cash inexplicably inside. We've had camera work directly out of "Lost Highway," a ton of stuff from "Eraserhead," etc etc. It's hard to say with "INLAND EMPIRE" because that movie is incredibly convoluted...but I'd bet that every single Lynch film, including "Elephant Man" and "Straight Story," is going to get a reference.
My theory is that Lynch is doing all of this quite deliberately. There have been critics who have complained that he's just cycling through old Lynch-y ideas, that the series is failing to deliver anything new. But I think that what's going to happen is that as Cooper recovers himself and finds his way back home to Twin Peaks, that "Lynchiness" will fall away--that it's all a big structural tactic. The strangeness we've gotten comfortable with--like the Black Lodge--isn't really strange anymore. So where is there when you get numb to strange? I think that's where we're headed with Cooper.
Regarding the connections to Eraserhead I made a video that you can find here, though I have to admit many of the references have already been brought up in this thread!
And I think there's been at least one reference to 'The Elephant Man' as far as I can tell. The son of Dougie being named 'Sonny/Sunny Jim' could be a reference to the night porter character in that film, as you can hear here.
No way is that jacket similar!
"Did I ever tell ya that this here jacket represents a symbol of my individuality, and my belief in personal freedom? This is a snakeskin jacket!"
lol.... Mr. C's jacket was just plain black leather.
I totally forgot about the mayor bro Dougie though!!! ???
Nick Cage brought that jacket to the film suggesting it for his character.
Two major TP actors were in that film in cameos.
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