One year later - how are we feeling?

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Re: One year later - how are we feeling?

Postby IcedOver » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:06 pm

I STILL haven't done a complete rewatch, but I have to say that my feelings toward the show have softened slightly. I don't know if the enthusiasm of others is rubbing off on me, or if a year has caused me to forget what I viewed as serious flaws and shortcomings. If I were to rewatch it in full, I'm sure those issues would still be bothersome. I'm talking about basic stuff that should have been obvious -- giving the viewer something to hang his hat on in terms of basic plot shit, characterization, motivation, and connection for characters like Mr. C, the Woodsmen, Judy, and even Cooper. You can do that and still have the surreal and absurdist aspects; in fact it would make that more powerful. I don't know that I necessarily buy the idea that absolutely all the go-nowhere elements were done by design for an absurdist reason; some were just carelessness.

Still, I will say that the show was unique. I believe it works best in an almost subliminal, impressionistic, anti-intellectual way, more on the level of feeling than something to be articulated. Of course you could say that about a lot of his work, but this was sprawling. It's very messy, but considering how tidy most shows and movies are, it's a relief to have that regardless of whether or not the messiness was all intentional.
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Re: One year later - how are we feeling?

Postby pinballmars » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:04 am

My own TP 3 "One Year Later" piece on my own website. It's more about appreciation than interpretation and goes into some storytelling and filmmaking analysis that hopefully isn't too dry.

http://www.theconstantbleeder.com/2018/ ... -re-watch/
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Re: One year later - how are we feeling?

Postby Henrys Hair » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:28 pm

pinballmars wrote:My own TP 3 "One Year Later" piece on my own website. It's more about appreciation than interpretation and goes into some storytelling and filmmaking analysis that hopefully isn't too dry.

http://www.theconstantbleeder.com/2018/ ... -re-watch/


Enjoyed reading that.

Personally, I still have mixed feelings a year on. As much as I love Lynch & Frost for not playing it safe, there's still a sense of missed opportunity, underdevelopment or bits that don't quite work (for me, at least) throughout the show. About 2/3 brilliance to 1/3 frustration or boredom. Personally, I'd have liked to see a bit more of the old characters (a lot of whom seem to be written in such a way they could easily be written out if the actors didn't sign up), have a few of the new characters fleshed out (they're nearly all entertaining to watch without having quite enough depth to really care about) and a little more connectivity (without needing to have every thread sown up). That said, it still makes almost all other TV, no matter how good, look like 'just another tv show'.
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Re: One year later - how are we feeling?

Postby Mr. Strawberry » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:08 pm

Totally agree with the many statements that have been made here regarding the inability to watch anything else after Twin Peaks. I've tried, and I'm just bored by the incredibly shallow and predictable nature of so much fiction. There's this one pretty cool show that I'm watching for the first time right now, however. It's called "On the Air".

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Re: One year later - how are we feeling?

Postby Xavi » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:41 am

pinballmars wrote:My own TP 3 "One Year Later" piece on my own website. It's more about appreciation than interpretation and goes into some storytelling and filmmaking analysis that hopefully isn't too dry.

http://www.theconstantbleeder.com/2018/ ... -re-watch/


"Not too dry?" This was not just very yrev juicy but above all hot as the finest coffee anywhere served in a diner and beyond.

thx for sharing : - )
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Re: One year later - how are we feeling?

Postby pinballmars » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:16 pm

Xavi wrote:
pinballmars wrote:My own TP 3 "One Year Later" piece on my own website. It's more about appreciation than interpretation and goes into some storytelling and filmmaking analysis that hopefully isn't too dry.

http://www.theconstantbleeder.com/2018/ ... -re-watch/


"Not too dry?" This was not just very yrev juicy but above all hot as the finest coffee anywhere served in a diner and beyond.

thx for sharing : - )


I appreciate the kind words.
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Re: One year later - how are we feeling?

Postby IcedOver » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:01 pm

I will say that occasionally I'm reminded of lines from the show. When I was doing something at work and clicked on "True" in a drop-down, I was reminded of Dougie's "True". Same with "Answers". Then in Word or Excel I get the message "You can close the window now" which brings up the cryptic "You can go out now" every time I look at it.
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Re: One year later - how are we feeling?

Postby beano » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:29 pm

IcedOver wrote:I will say that occasionally I'm reminded of lines from the show. When I was doing something at work and clicked on "True" in a drop-down, I was reminded of Dougie's "True". Same with "Answers". Then in Word or Excel I get the message "You can close the window now" which brings up the cryptic "You can go out now" every time I look at it.


every time I get ready to leave my house I hear carrie page in my head saying "let's go!"
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Re: One year later - how are we feeling?

Postby Jasper » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:59 pm

beano wrote:
IcedOver wrote:I will say that occasionally I'm reminded of lines from the show. When I was doing something at work and clicked on "True" in a drop-down, I was reminded of Dougie's "True". Same with "Answers". Then in Word or Excel I get the message "You can close the window now" which brings up the cryptic "You can go out now" every time I look at it.


every time I get ready to leave my house I hear carrie page in my head saying "let's go!"


The other day I was food shopping and in a hurry. I was walking briskly towards an exit with automatic sliding doors. I stuck my arm out and wiggled my hand so as to be sooner detected and avoid walking right into the glass. I was a few steps into the parking lot when I realized that I'd unwittingly done the brisk Cooper stride and curtain-opening hand motion (as if there's an invisible doorknob).

It struck me as funny.
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Re: One year later - how are we feeling?

Postby Calderon » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:46 am

TP:TR changed my life. I have watched it about 15 times now and am still stunned by it. It is not without flaws, but for me it is the greatest artistic achievement of the 21st century.
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Re: One year later - how are we feeling?

Postby bowisneski » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:14 pm

I took a couple stabs at writing a response to this thread, but they never came out right so I've decided to stick with short and sweet.

For the longest time I found myself wavering in terms of how I felt about The Return. Watching live, there was a lot to love but there were also a few things that stuck out to me and impacted my reaction negatively. Eventually though, after the bluray came out and I did a full single sitting watch, I put myself firmly in the love it with a few caveats category. Since then, my appreciation has only grown and I rarely go a day without thinking about it. Sometimes it's just in a passing thought and sometimes it's the occasional deep dive that ends several wikipedia pages later.
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Re: One year later - how are we feeling?

Postby Maddy » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:17 pm

To me it doesn't seem lie 5 minutes since I watched the series last year, the time has flown by! However with time my love has grown and TR hit m like the first time I watched Twin Peaks 26 years ago - nothing else ever has and I am awestruck at the sheer brilliance of Lynch each time I watch. I'm now on about my 6th re-watch, apprecaiting it more each time. :)
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Re: One year later - how are we feeling?

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