Twin Peaks Backstory Investigations, The Metamorphosis, Written by Franz Kafka (1915)

This article concludes my Twin Peaks Backstory Investigations series. This time I’m going to change the medium, shifting from films that are significant to characters or creators to the print literature work that David Lynch has named as a favorite from Eraserhead-days interviews to the present. And no one could forget the presence of Kafka’s …

Twin Peaks: Navigating between two worlds (Part 2 of 5) – Electricity Nexus #22B

In the original seasons of Twin Peaks and Fire Walk With Me, there were two states of reality in play: the material world and Lodgespace. But as Season 3 proceeded, it became clear where once there were dualities there are now instinctively three available choices, as best explained by Brien Allen in Themes of Three …

Twin Peaks: Navigating between two worlds (Part 1 of 5) – Electricity Nexus #22A

If you feel like the central trauma of Twin Peaks (the murder of Laura Palmer) shouldn’t/can’t be undone, this theory is for you. No matter how many Season 3 moments involve turning away from or covering over this fundamental trauma, reality cannot be expunged just because of persistent disinformation. What’s my alternative explanation to the original …

Twin Peaks Backstory Investigations: Mon Oncle (My Uncle), Directed by Jacques Tati, 1958

One of David Lynch’s most widely quoted remarks is “I want a dream when I go to a film.” He’s offered a list of films that deliver a dream so well he’d watch them “every other day if [he] had the time.” The list is very short and very consistent. This week’s Backstory Investigation explores …

David Lynch To Teach Masterclass In Directing in 2019

Have you ever wanted to create a film? Have you ever wanted to learn from your favorite director? Well that opportunity may just present itself in the New Year, Lynch fans! David Lynch is joining a list of artists, directors, actors, and creators; teaching for the online platform, Masterclass in 2019. Masterclass has over 50 …

Twin Peaks Backstory Investigations: Rear Window, Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, (1954)

Twin Peaks Backstory Investigations looks at the film and television that influenced David Lynch & Mark Frost when they created their wonderful and strange TV Show. For the third in the series, Andy Hageman takes a look at Alfred Hitchcocks, Rear Window. In the “Heroes of Film” chapter of his 2007 book, Catching the Big …

Twin Peaks Backstory Investigations: Body Heat, Directed by Lawrence Kasdan, (1981)

Twin Peaks Backstory Investigations looks at the film and television that influenced David Lynch & Mark Frost when they created their wonderful and strange TV Show. For the second in the series, we take a look at: Body Heat. When Agent Tamara Preston is working her way through a file found in the Bookhouse entitled …