Favorites: Black & White Lodge Curiosities

Here at 25YLSite, we handle a lot of heavy lifting. Analysis, interpretation, deep discussion, introspective interviews…you name it, we’ve got it. “Favorites” takes a lighter approach to the material we normally cover. Each week, we will take you through a list of favorites—whether it's moments, scenes, episodes, characters, lines of dialogue, whatever!—in bite-sized articles perfect …

What’s the Buzz: Finds of the Week (Killer Mike, Bat Out of Hell, Kingdom Hearts, and More!)

Welcome to What’s the Buzz, 25YL’s feature where members of our staff provide you with recommendations on a weekly basis. In our internet age, there is so much out there to think about watching, reading, listening to, etc., that it can be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff, filter out the noise, or …

Dance or Die: a cinematic exploration of female hysteria and dance

Dance is one of the most physical, brutal expressions of emotion, requiring a loosening of the body and the senses that can be as poetic as it is frightening. Over the last 70 years, there has been a cinematic rise in the portrayal of danseuses-macabres who give up body, love and soul for their performance. …

A Weekend with Sheryl Lee & Gary Hershberger: The Actors Director Workshop

This is a guest article from our dear friend, Jill Watson. We hope you enjoy her telling of the working weekend she spent with Sheryl Lee and Gary Hershberger at The Actors Director Workshop. I'm riding a high. I've been touched by an angel. I've been touched by TWO angels. I'm on cloud nine. Hell …

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 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 …

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 …