I am enamored with this show, and with David Lynch. I think Blue Velvet is my favorite film of all time.
I wanted to create a thread for discussion on our journey through the new Twin Peaks series. I have a feeling it won't exactly see much activity, but
if there is an audience I'd like to make this the official ATS discussion thread for this show.
I'd like to discuss theories, interpretations, meanings, and personal experiences with the show. I think it could be fun!
Twin Peaks to me has always meant the most fundamental of universal truths. This isn't the show about who killed Laura Palmer as it was branded. This
is a show about the conflicting duality of human beings--good vs. evil being a war we each must battle.
As a jumping off point to start an ongoing discussion thread (if it's possible to sustain one..)
I'd like to share something I've noticed:
Was Michael J. Anderson (aka the man from another place character) written out of the show 25+ years ago? It would seem to suggest Lynch had planned
on reviving the series at some point to complete a story.
The original run of Twin Peaks, more specifically the finale episode, left viewers with many questions and many clues. One such line that always
captured my attention was spoken by the Michael J. Anderson character.
Admittedly, this show is very difficult to interpret literally, or with the supposition that any given line has actual meaning. Part of the fun is
deciding what is of consequence, and what can be tossed away as a red herring doled out by Lynch. This line has always stood out to me as did the more
famous one spoken by Laura Palmer's character "I'll see you again in 25 years."
And indeed a little over 25 years later we are again in the waiting room of the Black Lodge.
And indeed the character known as "The Arm" or "Man From Another Place" is ... unrecognizable.
The "evolution of The Arm" indeed!
There are plenty of reasons why Michael J. Anderson refused to make a reprisal for this iconic role. Some include disputes over pay. There have also
been indications that Anderson had a falling out with Lynch. And it has also been revealed that Anderson has found the show "boring."
Another line that is just coincidence?
It should be noted that Anderson had a small role in what is perhaps Lynch's most famous film Mulholland Drive.
However, in the case of Twin Peaks, we are seeing his character again, and it is NOT him. Although likely unintentional, Lynch's Twin Peaks is coming
full circle in interesting ways.
I have a feeling Michael J. Anderson will eventually make a cameo of some sort.
I can't wait to see what else is around the bend!
Please, I urge any Twin Peaks fans to share their observances or thoughts on this exciting new string of episodes. Perhaps we can find more of those
famous "keys" that Lynch leaves for us.
edit on 4-6-2017 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)