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watched the last episode yesterday
pretty much the best thing i've ever seen
Filmed before he had to change the thing to be a prequel or something.
I don't know if this is entirely true or, assuming it is, whether they appear in the gold box release in America.
Certainly I'd love to see a finishing off thing to sort it all out.
those FWWM scenes are legendarily lost. David Lynch has said they won't be released without giving them a full remastering himself (this is something he seems very uppity about in general these days. see also the Eraserhead DVD only being available through his website for a stupid price), which he basically said he can't be arsed to do.
they don't really wrap anything up. the whole thing was always meant to be a prequel. they're just more scenes featuring the characters from the series that didn't end up with so much screen time in the movie, or got cut entirely.
As I remember the initial plan for a film was to tie up the cliff hanger ending of Season 2 but without Cooper it wasn't possible really do that.
i didn't know that part. i guess there is the part in FWWM where (to be intentionally vague, so as not to spoil it) she appears in Laura's bed with a message for Cooper which is kind of related to it.
there are a few extended scripts floating around the net with scenes that didn't end up in the film, but they're all prequel versions.
It was recently around the time of the Gold Box (or whatever) US SE coming out. Wherever I read it seemed to be a reliable source but reading now it would seem there's nothing to imply that so maybe it was just wishful bollocks. :D
or season 2 in the UK at all. does anyone know why it's not out?
on a bit of a tangent, i reckon Firewalk With Me is David Lynch's best film. i've only ever met (or, talked to online anyway) one other person who shares this opinion. everyone else thinks it's really shit. i even know people who rate Dune above it. that seems silly...
looking forward to watching the film. i don't think i share popular opinion on twin peaks as i think series 2 is at least as good as the first.
we had to get the gold box on australian import.
£35 - I got it for Christmas.
that's cheaper than anywhere else i've seen it by a fair amount... i've been dying to see series 2 ever since i finished the first just over a year ago.
Though there may be customs issues.
i think it'll be ok. i found comfort with the large picture of a beaver inside the confirmation email.
and payday just a fortnight away
I liked Fire Walk With Me and I'd put it above Dune, though I think Dune's better that people think as a film, it's just pretty awful as an adaptation of the book. I have the 'Alan Smithy' 3-hour TV version on DVD for interest's sake, though it's only available in a 4:3 version which is shit.
I actually really really like Blue Velvet but I don't know Lynch's work really at all.
is that it's close to impenetrable without reading the book, or having someone explain it.
I like it, but whenever I've watched it with someone unfamiliar with the book (or even the vague ideas behind it) they usually get very confused and lost, and ultimately bored, even if the person wtaching it often watches and enjoys fairly abstract films.
Apparently the recent TV series is pretty good, a bit unimaginative beyond the book, but good enough.
and weird slightly unsettling sitcommy stuff.
but i do love the sound of it being even darker and more atmospheric.
deleted scenes from FWWM:
scripted/rumoured but possibly unfilmed scenes taking place after the end of the second season:
An off screen appearance by Cooper's secretary, Diane
Dell Mibbler and Pete Martell arguing over 2x4's
An Extended Truly Lynchian Scene Above the Convenience Store
Phillip Jeffries in the Black Lodge
Big Ed and Norma in Big Ed's Truck
in that cooper is in the black lodge with laura which I guess is where he goes after the end of season 2 (I think it was implied at somepoint time is different there), maybe they worked that more in the deleted scenes. I hate fwwm so much, it has none of the charm of the series just the darkness which doesnt work nearly as well without the lightness, I wonder if the deleted scenes are responsible or whether it was the absence of mark frost
I STILL HAVEN'T WATCHED THE LAST 2 DISKS. The bugger who lent me all the other ones seems to have misplaced them. I've got serious Cooper withdrawl.
it was beyond awful and anyone who thinks otherwise is deluded. It became not too disimilar to a mexican soap opera or Sunset Beach or something. I heard it picks up in the last few episodes but i dont really have the heart to watch it anymore.
particularly the James/Donna sub-plot and Nadine going to high school. But the last few episodes made the whole thing worthwhile.
not that he makes it worthwhile.
i hated the whole Josie/Asian gangsters storyline. and Windam Earle. in fact, there really isn't a lot to recommend it aside from Miss Twin Peaks.
It was billed as a soap opera type of thing when it first aired. I believe 'Soap Noire' was the term bandied about by the media. I think to call it rubbish on the basis of that is a bit like hating Dr. Strangelove for being over the top.
what I mean is that the good parts outweigh the bad parts. It's like the first Pink Floyd album: goes on a bit much at times, but when it's good it is very good.
all the affairs and domestic stuff, but the james on a motorbike episodes were a serious lull, I suppose because the who killed laura palmer story was partially wrapped up and the windom earle one hadn't begun, but it completely redeems it self by the end so s_y_b you should totally watch it until the end
Mulholland drive is certainly my favourite. I went to see it at the BFI and it was amazing.
FWWM was amazing as well, I just saw that for the first time a couple of weeks ago, so dark.
I watched the last episode of Season 1 yesterday. Awesome stuff, I love the humour and the way it inverts your preconceptions of every genre it covers.
So... just how much of a struggle is Season 2? Because I can hardly not watch it now, but I've heard decidedly mixed things.
first third: great
2nd third: tedious
3rd third: amazing
that's about right.
It's not as good as the first series but the last episode singlehandedly makes up for it.
but i get the impression it's right up my street