The Great Defector wrote:I think the episode 8 is my favorite. Though I think that's just because it was so beautiful shot.
.....on another note did anyone else miss Laura's name being called before she screamed? I missed it.
Partway through the series, I took to watching it with the captions on. There's a LOT of sub-audible stuff happening.
The Modernist wrote:People like to credit Lynch with incredible mastery of everything he does and so read intentionality into everything he does. But I think Lynch and Frost went down a rabbit hole with this one and in the end only had a muddled idea of how to resolve it. Hence the frequent recourse to Deus ex Machina throughout the whole thing (the convenient introduction of doppelgangers/tulpas to explain events or kill off or introduce characters, the numerous hints that 'it's all a dream). In many ways I think they became intoxicated with the whole lore of Twin Peaks which gave them carte blanche to really indulge themselves, but a certain purity of purpose was lost as a result.
But this notion suggests that Lynch/Frost were just making the whole thing up as they were going along, when it fact it was clearly a meticulously crafted construction. I'm not "reading" intentionality into the series, just noting that ambiguity or even inscrutability are deliberate.
And to an earlier point you made, my understanding is that yes, the network gave L/F free rein, creatively.