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Re: The European Version alternate ending

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:40 pm
by N. Needleman
I vaguely recall reading somewhere that Frost insisted they sit down and figure out the meaning behind the pilot ending/dream sequence if they were going to include it in the show, so he and Lynch hammered it out together. From that, I assume, came the mythology. That may even be how they hit on bringing back Sheryl Lee as Maddy ("she's my cousin" was already shot).

Re: The European Version alternate ending

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:25 pm
by StealThisCorn
I would love to see a source on that. If that's true it would be huge for those of us trying to figure out how it got hammered out.

Re: The European Version alternate ending

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:46 am
by LostInTheMovies
N. Needleman wrote:I vaguely recall reading somewhere that Frost insisted they sit down and figure out the meaning behind the pilot ending/dream sequence if they were going to include it in the show, so he and Lynch hammered it out together. From that, I assume, came the mythology. That may even be how they hit on bringing back Sheryl Lee as Maddy ("she's my cousin" was already shot).


I've read some quotes where Frost says, I was thrown by the dancing midget so I pushed for some more info or something to that effect.

It's all so maddeningly vague! Would be fascinating to get a clear idea of the who & when of Twin Peaks' writing but I doubt even the writers themselves remember at this point.

As far as all the dream "clues" being worked out early on, I think the strongest evidence against that is the ridiculous 11th hour way gum suddenly enters the world of Twin Peaks. They'd have been better off just leaving out that reference altogether.

Re: The European Version alternate ending

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:07 pm
by N. Needleman
I love the gum. I think it makes a sort of dadaist sense while also having some real world layering. It just clicks for me.

Re: The European Version alternate ending

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:22 pm
by StealThisCorn
But suddenly in Episode 16, people start chewing gum. I like the original line, but I don't like the way they forced it into being THE CLUE.