Interesting note: Last night, when Parts 3+4 aired together on Showtime, I totally expected the performance from the end of Part 3 to be cut out (so that it would go right from Albert's valium line back to Coop in Vegas), but that isn't what happened. Instead, it cut to the Roadhouse and the performance played out, with no credits running, until the song just about ended, at which point it cut to Vegas with the last notes of the song trailing over the cut.Adolphus wrote:Has anyone else mentioned the possibility of Lynch/ Frost cutting out the musical credits ( musical act + credits ) when (or if ) Season 3 is released as one " 18 hour movie "? I'd love to see that- hope they do it.
This surprised me, because the endings of each Part and the placements of the performances are fairly arbitrary, but I wouldn't be too surprised if the eventual blu-ray is handled similarly.
I very much like the idea of this being cut into a giant, seamless 18 hour movie with only a single opening credits sequence and a single (giant) closing credits sequence. The performances (other than the first one with Shelly and James, of course!) can be bonus features or something. They work very nicely as bookmarks (someone else here used that analogy and I like it a lot), and I think the idea of returning to regular life being lived at the Roadhouse in Twin Peaks as each part comes to a stop for the week is a beautiful, thematically resonant idea--a weekly reminder of the end-goal--but I don't know how well it works for a giant movie to stop, roughly, once every 50-60 minutes for a musical interlude.
Then again, maybe it's a great idea! It's a very Lynchian thing to take something imposed (your 18 hour movie will have to have breaks every hour or so) and turn it into something that gets woven into the rhythmic pattern of the larger piece. I guess I've talked myself onto the fence!