Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier – A Deep Dive Review and Analysis (Part 4)

In Part 3 of this Final Dossier Deep Dive series, I brought up the section from Pages 131 to the end the book where Tamara Preston experiences a reality where Dale Cooper travelled back in time to 1989 and “saved” Laura Palmer from the immediate events that resulted in her death. I suggest this is …

The Secret History of Twin Peaks: ‘The Archivist’ Major Garland Briggs (Secrets and Mysteries Part 10)

So we have reached the end of 25 Years Later's examining of Mark Frost's novel, The Secret History of Twin Peaks. I have been tasked with piecing together what is perhaps the most enigmatic and complex story---that of The Archivist himself; Major Garland Briggs. The big questions are why did he compile this Dossier? And …

Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier – A Deep Dive Review and Analysis (Part 3)

Just as it appears Dale Cooper is going through time loops in Season 3, restarting over and over with Phillip Gerard asking him "is it future or is it past" or Lodge Laura whispering in his ear, Mark Frost’s The Final Dossier presents us with a number of repeating cycles: of various inflicted traumas, of …

The Believers: Mark Frost Takes on Nicholas Conde’s Novel of “Urban Voodoo,” The Religion

In perfect time for the Halloween season, we are finally looking at Mark Frost’s screenplay for John Schlesinger’s 1987 film, The Believers. IMDb summarizes the plot as: “A New York psychiatrist finds that a brujería-inspired cult, which believes in child sacrifice, has a keen interest in his own son.”[1] Succinct as that summary is, there …