Harry S. Truman wrote:Dalai Cooper wrote:I hold out faith the new Twin Peaks will be ground breaking, amazingly shot, pure heroin poetry, I REALLY DO, but dammit can't DL and Showtime give us 25 seconds of new thrilling footage after 27 years?
They're giving you 18 hours.
Yes .. and the 18 parts are going to total 18 hours, no? So, I'm not sure what you're adding there, unless I'm mistaken.
Also, as for disappointment regarding lack of promotion. I was more bugged 3 months ago that they couldn't give us a bit more. Now however, as others have said, 30 days is nothing. I think one last teaser would've been nice though (I mean, it is a nicely edited retrospective, and that shot of the trees does look pretty swell). What does irk me a little though is just how much stuff they're willing to shill (got an email ad for Twin Peaks keychains) while *not* giving teasers (and I'm completely fine with those tiny ones, ala the Dale Cooper one, just little mood pieces). It's not the end of the world, but, I can understand some long time fans who were part of getting the show back on the air, and spending hundreds of dollars on media, feeling a little scorned (especially since it feels like the majority of the neater promotional aspects have been presented to pretty gated communities .. I.e., if you couldn't see the Twin Peaks shop at the Festival of Disruption, or fly out to SXSW to see the Twin Peaks cafe thing ..) For some people, the promotional lead up to a media event is sort of part of the experience.
Like, I'm in Toronto. Nary a billboard in sight, and the Entertainment Weekly magazine was inexplicably not shipped to any of the stores around me that actually carry Entertainment Weekly (meaning, I checked every day, and they had the Thor issue, and then two weeks of nothing, and then the Bones issue). So, I can understand it feeling a little bit like fans are being taken for granted that we'll show up and throw money at them (which, lets face it, I am already doing).
Also, whoever made the point about going in expecting surprise appearances setting themselves up for an initial FWWM-esque disappointment is spot on. I love the film now, but, it felt like a kick in the balls watching it after the finale for the first time, specifically because characters like Truman weren't in. So, I'm making my peace that he won't be in it at all just so I don't go through a round two of that, haha.