I have decided to rewatch the entirety of Twin Peaks (having recently treated myself to the Z-A boxset). As a result of work and other obligations/projects, this will probably take a couple of months, after which I will resume tackling the mountain that is Part 8. Check back around the end of September and things … Continue reading TEMPORARY HIATUS
We cut to the Roadhouse. Not the first surprise of Part 8; by no means the last. Discordant noise fills the soundtrack as the band on stage build-up the intro to their song. The resident MC (J.R. Starr) announces that the venue is "proud to welcome the Nine Inch Nails" (!) Here the MC gets … Continue reading 8:3 – She's gone away
Try as I might I've not managed to find a still of Ray calling Phillip on the phone to use as the header image for this post, so you'll have to settle for this shot of Ray from the previous scene. Ray's (George Griffith) voice opens the next, brief scene, as he places a phone … Continue reading 8:2 – A call to Phillip
Angelo Badalamenti's music changes to something altogether more bizarre; a hesitant, jumping piece of music that lilts and bobs as events grow increasingly off-kilter for Ray (George Griffith). Ray looks up and sees a number of Dirty Bearded Men coming toward them through the sparse woodland and shrub of the desert. They're only really visible … Continue reading 8:1.2 – Intervention
Part 8 is a very special installment of The Return. A detour, if you will, into the past, and into Lynch's more personal, artistic and fascinating approach to exposition. Appropriately, the scenes set in the present all take place at night, giving the hour the feel of something illicit and also, of course, dreamlike. The … Continue reading 8:1 – Night drive
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