What Other Directors/Actors Think of Season 3

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What Other Directors/Actors Think of Season 3

Postby bosguy1981 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:25 am

I wanted to create a thread to post some reactions/responses/criticisms of the new show that come from within the industry. What did other actors in the film/TV industry think of the show? What about David Lynch's peers? I want to know what Quentin Tarantino thought of it. (I don't know why I care, but I'm curious).

Even though a lot of actors and directors are on Twitter, and tend to share what shows they're obsessed with, I didn't notice many recognizable names saying much about Twin Peaks once it finally started airing. I'm not talking about TV critics but professional actors, directors, producers, etc. Got any to share?

The only one I can think of is director/actor Eli Roth, who frequently tweeted his enthusiasm for the new episodes as they were airing. Not long after the season wrapped, Roth cast Kyle MacLachlan in his next movie, The House with a Clock in Its Walls.
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Re: What Other Directors/Actors Think of Season 3

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:01 am

A number of TV luminaries were vocal about it — Damon Lindelof of course, Sam Esmail in the podcast he did with Mark. I believe David Chase said after the first few parts that it was superior to the original run.
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Postby pinballmars » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:53 am

Mr. Reindeer wrote:I believe David Chase said after the first few parts that it was superior to the original run.


Yep.
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Also, Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko) was all about Twin Peaks on Twitter while the show was on.
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Postby Panapaok » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:18 am

Rian Johnson, Edgar Wright, Bryan Fuller, Stephen Merchant and Gwendoline Christie are all big fans.
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Postby laughingpinecone » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:07 am

Hideo Kojima was seen sporting a chevron blue rose shirt while the show was airing in Japan. And reportedly endorsed the show recently but I scrolled past that link so idk what he said.

I wish I knew what Ikuhara thought of it. If I could make post-finale Coop sit down and watch a few shows for educational purposes, Utena would be near the top, so I hope Ikuhara feels good about himself and his Twin Peaks roots.

I've never watched or listened to the McElroy brothers in my life so take this with a grain of salt, but after accidentally predicting "a third Cooper named Dougie" on premiere night, at least one of them wasn't too thrilled by the new show.
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Re: What Other Directors/Actors Think of Season 3

Postby N. Needleman » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:39 am

Those dudes whined a lot and I got a couple of my friends mad at me for saying I didn't care what they thought. #dontcare
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Postby Gabriel » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:46 pm

N. Needleman wrote:Those dudes whined a lot and I got a couple of my friends mad at me for saying I didn't care what they thought. #dontcare

My response to people using critics as their basis of an argument in favour or against something is to quote: ‘Howard Roark laughed.’ One has to make one’s own opinion based on objective reality. I consider TPTR a complete dead-loss and can (and frequently have) argue(d) its uselessness, based on value judgements, as a piece of cinematic ‘literature’ until the cows come home, but I accept the critical consensus is against me. I don’t care; I still loathe it.

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Re: What Other Directors/Actors Think of Season 3

Postby TwistedFate_L4 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:11 pm

Outside of critics and the Twin Peaks/Lynch fandom, Twin Peaks The Return really didn't make a huge impact so I'm not surprised not many big named actors or directors have yet to chime in because they probably haven't even seen it. I would love to know what Tarantino thought of it as well as what he thinks of Lynch in general- but he definitely doesn't seem like much of a TV person.
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Re: What Other Directors/Actors Think of Season 3

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:39 pm

TwistedFate_L4 wrote:Outside of critics and the Twin Peaks/Lynch fandom, Twin Peaks The Return really didn't make a huge impact so I'm not surprised not many big named actors or directors have yet to chime in because they probably haven't even seen it. I would love to know what Tarantino thought of it as well as what he thinks of Lynch in general- but he definitely doesn't seem like much of a TV person.


Tarantino rather famously said DKL had disappeared up his own ass after the Cannes screening of FWWM. I’ve always suspected that Tarantino’s earliest films — particularly the Tarantino-penned True Romance and Natural Born Killers — owe an awful lot to Wild at Heart.

I imagine a lot of people in the industry watched it and just haven’t had occasion to publicly talk about it (or maybe they hated it and are too tactful to speak out). It’s hard to imagine people working in the film, and particularly television, industries not wanting to be able to converse about a work that, love it or hate it, is being pretty universally called “unique.”
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Re: What Other Directors/Actors Think of Season 3

Postby Mb3 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:25 pm

Mr. Reindeer wrote:
TwistedFate_L4 wrote:Outside of critics and the Twin Peaks/Lynch fandom, Twin Peaks The Return really didn't make a huge impact so I'm not surprised not many big named actors or directors have yet to chime in because they probably haven't even seen it. I would love to know what Tarantino thought of it as well as what he thinks of Lynch in general- but he definitely doesn't seem like much of a TV person.


I’ve always suspected that Tarantino’s earliest films — particularly the Tarantino-penned True Romance and Natural Born Killers — owe an awful lot to Wild at Heart.


Yep Wild At Heart and Badlands too.
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Re: What Other Directors/Actors Think of Season 3

Postby IcedOver » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:31 pm

Aside from Tarantino, I doubt that anybody in the industry who would talk publicly about this or most works would say anything too negative.
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Re: What Other Directors/Actors Think of Season 3

Postby TwistedFate_L4 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:56 am

Mr. Reindeer wrote:
TwistedFate_L4 wrote:Outside of critics and the Twin Peaks/Lynch fandom, Twin Peaks The Return really didn't make a huge impact so I'm not surprised not many big named actors or directors have yet to chime in because they probably haven't even seen it. I would love to know what Tarantino thought of it as well as what he thinks of Lynch in general- but he definitely doesn't seem like much of a TV person.



I imagine a lot of people in the industry watched it and just haven’t had occasion to publicly talk about it (or maybe they hated it and are too tactful to speak out). It’s hard to imagine people working in the film, and particularly television, industries not wanting to be able to converse about a work that, love it or hate it, is being pretty universally called “unique.”


Perhaps they have conversed amongst themselves but I don't think the reason why many have yet to talk publicly has anything to do with anyone being too tactful or not finding the right time to talk about it- many are on social media and converse about what they just had for snack. I think it all boils down to my original point which was outside of the Twin Peaks/Lynch fandom and critics- The new season was nothing but a blip on the radar to every one else. So I think most people in the industry just haven't felt a "need" or urge to publicize their feelings if they had indeed seen it because it wasn't a bona fide sensation that has swept the nation as some of us like to believe. The ratings were dismal despite the adoration it received from critics.


This isn't a knock at Twin Peaks- I'm just stating to many, even those in the industry, The Return came and went and that was that. It didn't ignite a spark outside of the fandom enough for public declaration from industry elites.
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Re: What Other Directors/Actors Think of Season 3

Postby LateReg » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:50 am

Sam Esmail just named it the best TV of 2017 on a podcast with two other critics from The Ringer, who each revealed their top 10s. It's a great little listen. The two critics involved placed The Return #1 and #2.
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Re: What Other Directors/Actors Think of Season 3

Postby N. Needleman » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:06 pm

TwistedFate_L4 wrote:This isn't a knock at Twin Peaks- I'm just stating to many, even those in the industry, The Return came and went and that was that. It didn't ignite a spark outside of the fandom enough for public declaration from industry elites.


Except, as has been noted, many of those industry elites did make public declarations.
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Re: What Other Directors/Actors Think of Season 3

Postby TwistedFate_L4 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:09 pm

N. Needleman wrote:
TwistedFate_L4 wrote:This isn't a knock at Twin Peaks- I'm just stating to many, even those in the industry, The Return came and went and that was that. It didn't ignite a spark outside of the fandom enough for public declaration from industry elites.


Except, as has been noted, many of those industry elites did make public declarations.


A bit redundant pointing out what's already been noted, is it not? Yes, a few people have indeed commented as named earlier in the thread- I didn't think I needed to establish that. My point was highlighting why the OP most likely haven't been seeing a "huge number" of industry people coming out and talking about it left and right. Yes, some have, but The Return is hardly a hot topic that everyone is literally dying to chime in on.

Let's keep things in context.

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