David Lynch: Master of Expressionist Surrealism (Part III)

This article is the third and final entry in my short series dedicated to understanding the hybridization of the German Expressionist and Surrealist artistic/cinematic styles in the work of David Lynch in general and in Twin Peaks: The Return in particular. In Part I, I provided some definitions and historical contexts for an understanding of …

Maybe It Doesn’t Matter What We Call It – Thoughts on Judy as a Metaphor

Now listen to me. For 25 years, I’ve kept something from you, Albert.  Before he disappeared, Major Briggs shared with me and Cooper his discovery of an entity, an extreme negative force called in olden times, Jowday.  Over time, it’s become, Judy.  Major Briggs, Cooper and I put together a plan that could lead us …

Lucky: Capturing the Vistas of the Human Person and the American West

re·al·ism ˈrē(ə)ˌlizəm/ noun the attitude or practice of accepting a situation as it is and being prepared to deal with it accordingly. "the summit was marked by a new mood of realism" the quality or fact of representing a person, thing, or situation accurately or in a way that is true to life. When I sat …

The Key to Eraserhead: An Interview With Jon Fairhurst

Back in the late winter/early spring of this year, a Twitter account came to my attention. It promised to reveal the deep secrets behind David Lynch's first film, Eraserhead, in a forthcoming graphic novel. On the 40th anniversary of the film's release, The Key to Eraserhead was released, and I devoured it in one sitting that night after …

The Secret History of Twin Peaks: Milford, Nixon and the Blue Book Years (Secrets and Mysteries, Part One)

ARCHIVIST'S NOTE: The staff at 25 Years Later are delving deep into The Secret History of Twin Peaks, exploring the secrets and mysteries to be found within (and between) its mix of fact, fiction, history and mythology. Today, Mat Cult tackles the pages covering Nixon, Doug Milford, and Project Bluebook.   When I read the Nixon-era, …

Horseshoes and Widows and Clocks, Oh My! Superstitions and Folklore in Twin Peaks Part 3

Welcome back to Listening Post Alpha! For this round of Superstitions and Folklore, I’ve decided to focus on elements that are seemingly exclusive to the Return, or which figure less heavily in the Original Series.  DON’T LET YOUR LUCK RUN OUT As far as I can tell, there is one and only one distinct horseshoe …