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A word of advice for the "impatient" crowd

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The following quote is Lynch about Federico Fellini's surrealist masterpiece 8½ (1963): 

"Fellini manages to accomplish with film what mostly abstract painters do – namely, to communicate an emotion without ever saying or showing anything in a direct manner, without ever explaining anything, just by a sort of sheer magic."


Keep this in mind when managing your expectations about what is going to come next. While it's true that Fellini is far from being the only influence on Lynch's work, is also true that - if the first six hours or so are of any indication - this new Twin Peaks is a deeply surrealist work. 


This is not to say that anyone is "wrong" in their expectations or that you should like something even if it's not your damn fine cup of coffee - if you don't like it, you are perfectly free to spit it out in a napkin, mumbling "shit".

As I said, it's just a friendly word of advice, an attempt to provide a better understanding of where is this coming from and where is it (likely) going 🙂


Topic starter Posted : 13/06/2017 5:52 am
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Well said.

As I've said to a few people now, take it for what it is, not what you want it to be. Or just don't take it at all if you don't want to.  But I like the way you said it better.  🙂

It is certainly not what I expected it to be, but it is so much bigger than I ever could have anticipated or hoped.

Posted : 13/06/2017 1:11 pm
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Many forget that it took the first season of the show three episodes (172 minutes) to introduce all the characters and get the investigation truly under way. I keep in mind that when Showtime doubled the episode count for the return it was going to be an excuse for Lynch to add more atmosphere to an already finished screenplay. 

Posted : 13/06/2017 1:19 pm

Fact: Fellini's and Lynch's birthday: Jan 20th 😉

Posted : 13/06/2017 2:59 pm
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@Brandy Fisher: Well, thank you Brandy! : -)


@Aaron C. Wade: yeah, that's the same thing I thought at the time. Well, that and the fact that Lynch tried (and won, apparently) a powerplay to have the freedom to do as he saw fit. 


@Pier Federico Miozzo: I didn't know that! Great catch right there, buddy : -)

Topic starter Posted : 15/06/2017 11:06 am

I said it before and I'll say it again:

Why rush ahead?  Things will unfold the way they unfold.  Just watch and wait.

If there's one thing I learned from watching and reading about the show, it's that almost everything - including the bits that seem tedious, shoddy or just plain silly - is deliberate.  Everything is in there for a reason.

Posted : 20/06/2017 8:40 pm