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Interesting guide there.

Everyone I've talked too highly recommends the new series. The general consensus is that its totally unexpected in where it goes and for the better too.
Its just finding the right time to watch it for me. I'm not very good with TV programs/series in general. I still prefer film.
Lockdown and WfH really opened up new dimensions for me when it comes to watching TV shows.

Did you watch the FWWM follow up "The Missing Pieces"? I haven't yet. Supposed to be quite decent.
 

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Lockdown and WfH really opened up new dimensions for me when it comes to watching TV shows.

Did you watch the FWWM follow up "The Missing Pieces"? I haven't yet. Supposed to be quite decent.
No, I've yet to watch Missing Pieces but I have been meaning to re-watch Fire Walk With Me. May check it out again this weekend. A rather undervalued film of sorts.
 

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I'm certain I've posted this before, maybe even in this thread, but it's probably the most extraordinary thing ever shown in a TV show. Bizarre, brilliant, and terrifying.
Yeah, I was pretty much stunned into silence by that whole episode and couldn't think about much else for a few days. It might well be the best thing I've ever seen on TV.
 

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I was pleasantly surprised they let David Lynch basically do what he wants - the new season is pure Lynch madness. It's great.
 

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I think so cant quite remember. Dont want to spoil much for those watching but a certain guy is screaming or laughing if I recall.
Ah that's not the one I'm thinking of. That said, Bob has to be one of the creepiest characters ever. Thinking about some of his scenes still makes my skin crawl years after I watched the show.

Also, can anyone else hear this picture:

 

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Ah that's not the one I'm thinking of. That said, Bob has to be one of the creepiest characters ever. Thinking about some of his scenes still makes my skin crawl years after I watched the show.

Also, can anyone else hear this picture:

Always. :D
 

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I tried watching it 2 or 3 years ago for the first time, during the summer, but for some reason I didn't even finish the first episode. I gave it another chance just when all the corona madness was starting to get serious in my country and it actually managed to become my favorite show ever. yeah. not from the start, but with each episode I watched. I don't think there are bad episodes, for me they all have their place and purpose. if anything, TP wouldn't be half the show it is if it wasn't for those strange, meaningless scenes and details you don't see in other shows. both acting and soundtrack are perfect. I don't even love Lynch's work that much so I could call myself a fanboy, but TP I consider to be easily his best work. it will never be matched, neither by Lynch himself or anyone else.

you could only imagine the smile on my face when I realized there's another season. it's been trully a strange year so far and that probably helped me to get into the equally strange show. everything just clicked for me. I don't even remember when was the last time something hit me so hard I kept thinking about it for the next 2 or 3 weeks. well, that's what the ending of third season did to me. I was a bit angry at first because of the way it all ended, but I realized soon enough that there's really no need for that. it's simply a kind of show that can't end in a way that it will be understandable for everyone, neither it can end in a way that will make everyone happy. that's not TP and it's not Lynch. when everything is clear and solved, there's nothing to think about a month later. that's the beauty of it.
 

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I tried watching it 2 or 3 years ago for the first time, during the summer, but for some reason I didn't even finish the first episode. I gave it another chance just when all the corona madness was starting to get serious in my country and it actually managed to become my favorite show ever. yeah. not from the start, but with each episode I watched. I don't think there are bad episodes, for me they all have their place and purpose. if anything, TP wouldn't be half the show it is if it wasn't for those strange, meaningless scenes and details you don't see in other shows. both acting and soundtrack are perfect. I don't even love Lynch's work that much so I could call myself a fanboy, but TP I consider to be easily his best work. it will never be matched, neither by Lynch himself or anyone else.

you could only imagine the smile on my face when I realized there's another season. it's been trully a strange year so far and that probably helped me to get into the equally strange show. everything just clicked for me. I don't even remember when was the last time something hit me so hard I kept thinking about it for the next 2 or 3 weeks. well, that's what the ending of third season did to me. I was a bit angry at first because of the way it all ended, but I realized soon enough that there's really no need for that. it's simply a kind of show that can't end in a way that it will be understandable for everyone, neither it can end in a way that will make everyone happy. that's not TP and it's not Lynch. when everything is clear and solved, there's nothing to think about a month later. that's the beauty of it.
I couldn't get into the third season. I watched six episodes or so and just stopped. It was all too incoherent and felt like a chore to get through.
 

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Yes, wonderful. Eaily one of my favourite openings to a show. Easily one of my favourite shows in general. I may start it again.
Been off work ill and have just smashed my way through all 3 seasons. Season 3 gets better with each repeated viewing.

I really hope the whispers of a season 4 / follow up film are true. Much as I love Lynch and his work I would love there to be a resolution to this, I genuinely think it needs one to frame it as an all time masterpiece.
 

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I couldn't get into the third season. I watched six episodes or so and just stopped. It was all too incoherent and felt like a chore to get through.
Stick with it. It doesn’t necessarily become more coherent but you at least fragment yourself enough to become in sync with it.
 

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This perfectly sums up every experience I've had with a David Lych film/tv show.
No other director makes me feel the things DL does. There’s a part of my brain that drinks his stuff up.

Regarding Twin Peaks, I was quite a latecomer to the party. I’d seen Eraser Head when I was young and it scared me off a bit.

I actually got to twin peaks through the soundtrack. I heard Moby’s Go, traced it back to Twin Peaks Soundtrack. Loved the inlay of the CD and bought the box set on VHS and smashed it all in a matter of days. There’s nothing else like it. Hammy. Menacing. Demented and uncompromising and season 3 was such a perfect continuation. Mesmerising stuff.

Plenty of other TV shows of massive quality but nothing that comes close to that surreal, dreamlike take on the evil lurking below the surface of a small town. Agent Cooper is one of my favourite characters ever and I spent ages wanting to be just like him.
 

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No other director makes me feel the things DL does. There’s a part of my brain that drinks his stuff up.
Lynch is pretty much at the ultimate zen level of artistry, which is imo creating art for the sake of creating and without any fear. He doesn't himself get restrained with commercial projects, he doesn't have to worried/care about box office numbers, marketing or if audiences and critics get it.
“We visited him and came with a stack of print solutions and pretty creative video solutions,” Buckley said. “And he served donuts as he does. In the middle of it all, he interrupted the presentation, which included some of my colleagues, and said, ‘I think Don and Eric have done a great job!’ And he started applauding, and everybody joined in on the applause.” But wait, there’s more: “And two days later he killed everything we had showed him. The donuts were good though.”
Audiences, however, must do their own figuring out. “I don’t ever explain it. Because it’s not a word thing. It would reduce it, make it smaller.” These days he rarely gives interviews, not even during the hugely hyped return of Twin Peaks last year – a show that is still debated as either the best or worst TV of 2017. “When you finish anything, people want you to then talk about it. And I think it’s almost like a crime,” he explains. “A film or a painting – each thing is its own sort of language and it’s not right to try to say the same thing in words. The words are not there. The language of film, cinema, is the language it was put into, and the English language – it’s not going to translate. It’s going to lose.”
When I ask Lynch if this kind of thing stings, he says he tends not to read reviews. “The good ones aren’t good enough, and the bad ones will depress you.”
The new season of Twin Peaks could of bombed in the ratings and got destroyed by critics, yet I'm not sure Lynch would have really cared. And I think that sort of mindset is why at least for me Lynchs work is so great.


Regarding Twin Peaks, I was quite a latecomer to the party. I’d seen Eraser Head when I was young and it scared me off a bit.

I actually got to twin peaks through the soundtrack. I heard Moby’s Go, traced it back to Twin Peaks Soundtrack. Loved the inlay of the CD and bought the box set on VHS and smashed it all in a matter of days. There’s nothing else like it. Hammy. Menacing. Demented and uncompromising and season 3 was such a perfect continuation. Mesmerising stuff.

Plenty of other TV shows of massive quality but nothing that comes close to that surreal, dreamlike take on the evil lurking below the surface of a small town. Agent Cooper is one of my favourite characters ever and I spent ages wanting to be just like him.
Completely agree with that there's just something about the dream world of Twin Peaks and the new season was perfect in a way I didn't know was possible. Fire Walk Me might be my favourite of Lynchs work, such a incredible and disturbing work.
 

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Lynch is pretty much at the ultimate zen level of artistry, which is imo creating art for the sake of creating and without any fear. He doesn't himself get restrained with commercial projects, he doesn't have to worried/care about box office numbers, marketing or if audiences and critics get it.

The new season of Twin Peaks could of bombed in the ratings and got destroyed by critics, yet I'm not sure Lynch would have really cared. And I think that sort of mindset is why at least for me Lynchs work is so great.

Completely agree with that there's just something about the dream world of Twin Peaks and the new season was perfect in a way I didn't know was possible. Fire Walk Me might be my favourite of Lynchs work, such a incredible and disturbing work.
I really enjoyed watching the special features for s3. Watching Lynch work and tak to the actors, preparing them for the scenes they were about to shoot. Barely a piece of paper in sight, all coming straight from his head.

Fire walk with me was my favourite until S3. For me he reaches his absolute pinnacle in the return and there are some scenes that are beyond simply scenes and it’s almost an insult to cal them as such, they burn straight into your head and you become almost psychologically melted onto it. Not watching it, but experiencing it. Incredible stuff, and the fact he throws it at you without explaining fully what it is makes it all the more visceral and enthralling.

And there’s such a jarring clash between hammy and almost amateur dramatics acting and the twisted and demented inter dimensional head feckery, all glued together with sound. Beautiful music, seizure inducing sound effects and almost uncomfortable silences as characters look at each other in ways that suggest they’ve forgotten their lines or are talking telepathically. Just insane.

S3 gets better every time I watch it. I did watch FWWM when I’d finished s3 this last time and lots of links there.
 

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For people that are into Lynch I'd really recommend the book Lynch on Lynch, if you haven't already read it. It's a really easy and compulsive read. It's effectively a biography/memoir of his creative experiences before and after everything he's made (up to Lost Highway).
 

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For people that are into Lynch I'd really recommend the book Lynch on Lynch, if you haven't already read it. It's a really easy and compulsive read. It's effectively a biography/memoir of his creative experiences before and after everything he's made (up to Lost Highway).
I listened to whatever audiobook of his that's on Spotify that he narrates himself. It was utterly engrossing.

There's a fabulous bit where he talks about The Return and his creative process. The description he used about a day of shooting was something like having an instinct about how he wants a scene to go being like spinning a silver thread across a ravine and trusting in it and how after hours of work it suddenly becomes an iron bridge. The actual line is probably better than what I'm remembering :D
 

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Just watched episodes 2 and 3. This is amazing stuff. Episode 3 in particular - Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer - is peak Lynch. Cooper's dream with the dancing dwarf is so unsettling.
 

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For people that are into Lynch I'd really recommend the book Lynch on Lynch, if you haven't already read it. It's a really easy and compulsive read. It's effectively a biography/memoir of his creative experiences before and after everything he's made (up to Lost Highway).
I brought a book years ago called Lynch decoded.
That's worth a read, tries to dissect each film and pick out meanings from each film and tie then together.
The beauty of it is whilst shedding some light on the mystery's, it only ends up painting further mystery to the stories.
That's the beauty of Lynch, I feel he wants us to create our own take on things despite there being a deeper meaning for most of what he does.
Will check the book you reference out though, sounds good.
 

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I brought a book years ago called Lynch decoded.
That's worth a read, tries to dissect each film and pick out meanings from each film and tie then together.
The beauty of it is whilst shedding some light on the mystery's, it only ends up painting further mystery to the stories.
That's the beauty of Lynch, I feel he wants us to create our own take on things despite there being a deeper meaning for most of what he does.
Will check the book you reference out though, sounds good.
Yeah, I read this but like you suggested, I don't always want his work decoding by someone else as it sometimes seems different to my own understanding (or lack of).
 

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Just watched episodes 2 and 3. This is amazing stuff. Episode 3 in particular - Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer - is peak Lynch. Cooper's dream with the dancing dwarf is so unsettling.
Are you watching all of this for the first time?

Edit: Sorry, just seen your previous post :wenger:

I've was signed off from work last week and the week before so I literally binged FWWM, S1, S2 and S3 all in the space of a few days. Beautiful way to be off work ill and S3 gets better with every viewing.