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    Looks like the television series Twin Peaks will be coming back for 9 episodes in 2016, which I think is great because not only was it a fantastic and unique show, but there wasn't exactly a satisfying conclusion to the finale.

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    Q. Remember what Laura Palmer said in the Black Lodge? (in 1991)

    A. See you in 25 years

    Anyone else enjoy this show?

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    I couldn't be happier to hear that not only is Lynch back, he's bringing Twin Peaks with him. I saw the Showtime announcement on YouTube a few days ago and my face became fixed in a childlike grin for a good ten minutes upon realising that it wasn't just "hey we're showing an HD remaster of the original episodes" or something like that, which is about all I could ever have hoped for prior to now. Of course there's been a lot of speculation about the "25 years", and it seemed that when the Twin Peaks box set was released recently, with new footage of Lynch interviewing the Palmer family in the present day, that was all we were getting. But now this! So it's two years away, and that sucks, but on the other hand, it's only two years away.

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    Was his last thing really Inland Empire?

    I was so disappointed with Inland Empire (too self indulgent) that I stopped looking out for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandryka View Post
    Was his last thing really Inland Empire?

    I was so disappointed with Inland Empire (too self indulgent) that I stopped looking out for him.
    Personally, the more I watch Inland Empire the more I like that movie - I think its a masterpiece actually. That said I can totally see why many don't like it as much as his other films, its very multifaceted and its quite long. It certainly wouldn't be the first thing I would recommend to someone looking to explore the director.

    That was the last thing hes done in terms of a feature film. He has still been working on other things like music and artwork.


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    I don't know. One has to wonder if...1989 David Lynch is rolling in his grave over the actions of 2014 David Lynch. Probably not in this case, since he always saw Twin Peaks as one of, if not the most, purely commercial efforts to extend his brand. But not everything can or should be revived. The fact that so many things are says something about the consumable nature of popular entertainment and the public's voracious appetite for it. I thought the ending was kind of brilliantly iconoclastic, given the unwritten code of television that all final endings must be happy and morally unambiguous. I'm not sure I want it "resolved". There's still hope...the 1989 Lynch would surely have planned to leave even more questions on viewers mind's that the existing ending did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by circa View Post
    I don't know. One has to wonder if...1989 David Lynch is rolling in his grave over the actions of 2014 David Lynch. Probably not in this case, since he always saw Twin Peaks as one of, if not the most, purely commercial efforts to extend his brand. But not everything can or should be revived. The fact that so many things are says something about the consumable nature of popular entertainment and the public's voracious appetite for it. I thought the ending was kind of brilliantly iconoclastic, given the unwritten code of television that all final endings must be happy and morally unambiguous. I'm not sure I want it "resolved". There's still hope...the 1989 Lynch would surely have planned to leave even more questions on viewers mind's that the existing ending did.
    The thing is by season 2 of Twin Peaks, David had much less influence over the direction of the show anyway, in that way it was a similar disappointment to him as Dune. He never wanted Laura's murder solved - that was pressure from the execs, the ending was in no way what he (or anyone else) had envisioned for the show either - it just simply got cancelled after that episode. There is actually a lot of other things David has written for television (some of them pure comedy) that never made it to the small screen. There are advantages and disadvantages to the medium. I don't see anything Lynch has ever done to be in conflict with his 1989 self.

    edit to add - the reason I think these last 9 episodes are a good idea - is because David will now (hopefully) get full artistic control of the series again.
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    I hope they manage to work David Bowie back in somehow:



    and the Blue Rose lady...and Chris Isaac...

    Actually I hope they take up lots of ideas specifically from Fire Walk With Me

    Edit: and Heather Graham!...and David Duchovny!...



    edit again: I was going to add that it'll be interesting to see what kind of femme fatale Sherilyn Fenn grew into, then remembered she was last seen handcuffed inside an exploding bank (if memory serves

    (I trust I can say stuff like this without someone crying out for spoiler alerts)
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    Any words on wether it's going to take place right after the second season ended? They're gonna have trouble with all the actors having aged so much then, if they're even gonna use the same actors....

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    I tried - I really tried to like Twin Peaks. I recently tried to watch it (too young to care when it originally aired) through Hulu. I got 5 episodes in, and couldn't take it anymore. If it had been any slower, I would have sworn Celibidache directed it.

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    Too many people now are going to wonder what the Captain is doing on the show, and why he isn't greeting anybody with "Ahoy!" (Let's see how many catch that reference)

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    Quote Originally Posted by matsoljare View Post
    Any words on wether it's going to take place right after the second season ended? They're gonna have trouble with all the actors having aged so much then, if they're even gonna use the same actors....
    I'm guessing there will be appearances and references to many of the old characters, but the show will focus a lot around a new batch, this is just pure speculation though, as it seems everyone involved thus far is keeping pretty "hush-hush" about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrMike View Post
    I tried - I really tried to like Twin Peaks. I recently tried to watch it (too young to care when it originally aired) through Hulu. I got 5 episodes in, and couldn't take it anymore. If it had been any slower, I would have sworn Celibidache directed it.
    Well although the show isn't quite like anything else out there - in terms of genre its closest to being a type of soap opera. It focuses more on the characters and developing a certain "mood". Its not really about packing in a lot of thrills and action. To each their own, but if you're looking for more action or a faster pace in this series you're kind of "missing the forest for the trees".

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    I don't need action and a fast pace - for crying out loud, Downtown Abbey is one of my favorite shows. But Twin Peaks was glacial, and freaky in a not good way. At any rate, I have never been much of a fan of David Lynch - I've seen Eraserhead, Elephant Man, and that horrible, horrible Dune (and I loved the novel). None of them did it for me. I guess it shouldn't have surprised me that Twin Peaks didn't appeal to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrMike View Post
    I don't need action and a fast pace - for crying out loud, Downtown Abbey is one of my favorite shows. But Twin Peaks was glacial, and freaky in a not good way. At any rate, I have never been much of a fan of David Lynch - I've seen Eraserhead, Elephant Man, and that horrible, horrible Dune (and I loved the novel). None of them did it for me. I guess it shouldn't have surprised me that Twin Peaks didn't appeal to me.
    Well, in fairness I totally understand why Lynch is not everyone's cup of tea. His stuff is kind of weird. I think whether or not one enjoys that weirdness will determine whether or not they enjoy his work. If you've seen all those and not been impressed, I agree he is probably just not your thing. I think Dune is his weakest movie (the only of his feature films he didn't have 'final cut' on - and he never made that mistake again) but even with that movie - I thought it had its moments and was still pretty decent.

    The time around when Dune premiered was a really low time for Lynch and he felt that had he not made Elephant Man, his career quite possibly would have in fact ended after Dune, as people would have simply dismissed him.

    I do recommend The Straight Story - (a touching "normal" family movie) to those who haven't seen it, as it will show a very different side of Lynch, but even that movie has some of the characteristic Lynchian quirks, so it still may not work for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matsoljare View Post
    Any words on wether it's going to take place right after the second season ended? They're gonna have trouble with all the actors having aged so much then, if they're even gonna use the same actors....
    This article has answers to some of your questions, though in true Lynch fashion he and Mark Frost are being vague. It will continue plot lines from the old series and is in no way a reboot, and the 25 year gap will play into the story.

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