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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« Last post by Walter on Today at 02:07:52 AM »
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« Last post by Walter on July 23, 2017, 11:27:11 PM »
Is anybody else bothered by Tammy's distracting wiggle-walk? I wonder if the actress was specifically directed by Lynch to do that. It just doesn't look natural.

I find a lot about her problematic.
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« Last post by The Beast of Darkness on July 23, 2017, 09:09:29 PM »
Is anybody else bothered by Tammy's distracting wiggle-walk? I wonder if the actress was specifically directed by Lynch to do that. It just doesn't look natural.

I guess she's exaggerating it a little bit but I wouldn't say I'm bothered by it in my case... it's mesmerizing... :slan:
I've read a lot of hate for her character but personally, I like her.


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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« Last post by Griffith on July 23, 2017, 08:08:28 PM »
Season 2: Bad but essential, just as I'd feared. I may have to go it alone. :ganishka:

I'll let you know what I think of season 1 once we wrap it up. It's not as weird as I'd expected yet, probably because TV has had plenty of room to grow just as weird in the meantime, though definitely offbeat as hell and I'm enjoying all the 80's faces I'm recognizing. It's a bit of a weird experience that it's nostalgic for me when I haven't seen it before.
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« Last post by Walter on July 23, 2017, 03:49:04 PM »
This chart has come in handy when revisiting Season 2.

This is awesome.

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Bummer! I still haven't gotten around to finishing the audiobook version, myself. I found a lot of the initial history to be dreadfully dry, but once I got past some of the more lengthy explanations, it was a lot more enjoyable.

I can imagine that reading the actual book is probably a better experience, because the source materials are laid out like actual notes. That's cooler than the audiobook, which even though it gets some narrations from the actual cast, their performances are mostly phoned in (Cooper's in particular, Christ!). It just bugged me the direction they went, the things they were interested in focusing on, it all seemed so tedious and peripheral to the stuff I actually care about. Maybe fans of the goddamned Martell / Packard / Horne rivalry are just bonered up for it though. That stuff on top of all the Nadine, high school football, and Josie crap that populates the book, retconning the mayor's brother into being a key character ... It just all reeked of crap, to me.

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One thing I'm confused about (based on what I've heard from others) is how there are some apparent inconsistencies with the show that have lead people to believe that the book's referencing an "alternate" Twin Peaks in which some events involving the cast are slightly different. What's your take on that?

Yeah I came across some of that after looking online for "did I miss why this book was important?" But, I don't put much stock into those notions, because it seems like a case of the fans being too familiar with the material, and see more significance in details like inconsistent maiden names and where rings were on fingers -- the kinds of details that could easily have just been oversights. The competing timeline and reality theory has been brought up a few times, over on Reddit, but consistently gets disproven by things like Jade mailing the key (and it arriving in Twin Peaks shortly after). Fans will be fans!
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« Last post by Grail on July 23, 2017, 03:12:40 PM »
This chart has come in handy when revisiting Season 2. That said, I would still recommend suffering through the second season in its entirety, if you can manage it without doing this -->  :mozgus:

I think that, like Walter said, Fire Walk with Me got a bad rap back in the 90s, but among Lynch fans nowadays, it's all good. So go forth and enjoy, once you're done with the rest of Season 2, that is. :carcus:

One piece of advice I would give is that you shouldn't necessarily feel like you need to rush to the "finish line" that is Season 3. Try to enjoy the ride and have a good time before worrying too much about the grand scheme of the Twin Peaks universe. You can only enjoy those big moments once!

Finally, hey guys, I finished the Untold History of Twin Peaks book, and I thought it was truly awful. Ask me anything!

Bummer! I still haven't gotten around to finishing the audiobook version, myself. I found a lot of the initial history to be dreadfully dry, but once I got past some of the more lengthy explanations, it was a lot more enjoyable. One thing I'm confused about (based on what I've heard from others) is how there are some apparent inconsistencies with the show that have lead people to believe that the book's referencing an "alternate" Twin Peaks in which some events involving the cast are slightly different. What's your take on that?

All that aside, I'm excited for the new episode tonight. Lynch has been doing a great job of juggling surreal/metaphysical and more mundane events in the show, and the past few episodes have been a fantastic example. I, too, am relishing every moment we have now with Dougie. Is anybody else bothered by Tammy's distracting wiggle-walk? I wonder if the actress was specifically directed by Lynch to do that. It just doesn't look natural.
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« Last post by Walter on July 23, 2017, 02:40:47 PM »
but is season 2 and/or the film necessary to understand and enjoy it or are they largely ignored?

Understanding what happens in Season 2 and Fire Walk With Me is absolutely vital to following the new season. There are many scenes, characters, even props, where the meaning is left unexplained, relying on the audience to piece it together. That being said, Season 2 ...  taken at a leisurely pace, I think there are bits that are genuinely good. But they are few and far between the absolute crap. I had the pleasure of watching it with friends back when the show wasn't even on DVD yet (on tapes recorded when it was airing with commercials), and we laughed through most of it and had a blast. Watching it solo now, with the knowledge of much better things on the horizon, I can totally understand someone squirming through it.  :guts: So if you're racing to catch up with us, and I don't blame you, I'd advise reading up on what happens (this is good enough, followed by watching this video I guess? ), and then dive straight into the finale, which marks Lynch's return, and is amazing.

Also, I'm struggling to think of something that was wrong with Fire Walk With Me. As I understand it, it had bad initial reception (in 1992), I suppose because it followed on the heels of the up-and-down Season 2. But distanced from those strange early days, you won't find much to complain about now. It's quite loved by Twin Peaks fans.


Finally, hey guys, I finished the Untold History of Twin Peaks book, and I thought it was truly awful. Ask me anything!
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« Last post by Griffith on July 23, 2017, 02:27:11 PM »
After a rough start (we somehow saw episodes 2 & 3 before the feature length pilot; talk about surreal storytelling =) we're almost done with season 1 of Twin Peaks, but I've heard bad things about season 2 and Lynch's lack of involvement (here, no less), and the movie isn't highly regarded as well, which leads to my question... I'm impatient to join everyone on season 3, but is season 2 and/or the film necessary to understand and enjoy it or are they largely ignored? I'm assuming it's the former but figured I'd ask in case season 2 is considered irrelevant or something and I can save the 22 hours.
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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Dark Horse is now publishing Berserk in digital form
« Last post by Aazealh on July 22, 2017, 02:40:51 PM »
This might be of interest to some:
http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/2558/sdcc-2017-dark-horse-acquires-digital-rights-berse

Hi BiQ-- and thanks for posting the info, however it had already been reported a few days ago. :serpico:
As a result I've merged your thread with the other one.
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