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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby claaa7 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:30 am

Dalai Cooper wrote:Very off-topic but can anyone recommend a decent set of headphones (reasonably priced) for watching films? I'm going to be watching the premiere in the early hours of the morning so I can't play it through my sound system as I have neighbours to consider.


KOSS makes really good headphones imo.. i'm obsessive about music so i've owned countless number of headphones throughout my life and these are probably my favorites.. very reasonably priced as well, comfortable and captures and translates the sound of both movies and music very well. highly recommended

https://www.head-fi.org/f/showcase/koss ... 200.14328/
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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby claaa7 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:33 am

claaa7 wrote:
Dalai Cooper wrote:Very off-topic but can anyone recommend a decent set of headphones (reasonably priced) for watching films? I'm going to be watching the premiere in the early hours of the morning so I can't play it through my sound system as I have neighbours to consider.


KOSS makes really good headphones imo.. i'm obsessive about music so i've owned countless number of headphones throughout my life and these are probably my favorites.. very reasonably priced as well, comfortable and captures and translates the sound of both movies and music very well. highly recommended

https://www.head-fi.org/f/showcase/koss ... 200.14328/


they were a little more price heavy than i remembered.. but search for KOSS or AKG headphones and pick out one in the price category you find reasonable and i imagine you'd be satisfied. my one recommendation is to get round headphones that cover your entire ear rather than in-ear plugs.
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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby Dalai Cooper » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:37 am

Yeah, that's the kind I'm after - looks great, thanks!
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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby Soolsma » Mon May 01, 2017 6:51 pm

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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby Venus » Tue May 02, 2017 12:36 am

Soolsma wrote:Image


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Re: NO SPOILERS: Twin Peaks Season 3 on Showtime May 21st 2017

Postby WhiteLodge90 » Tue May 02, 2017 2:50 pm

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Got this at a screening of Fire Walk With Me last night. Local artist.
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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby claaa7 » Tue May 02, 2017 10:10 pm



good analysis
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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby Twink Peaks » Wed May 03, 2017 11:59 am

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Re: NO SPOILERS: Twin Peaks Season 3 on Showtime May 21st 2017

Postby the woods » Wed May 03, 2017 5:40 pm

Agent Earle wrote:
Mordeen wrote:The Thing. Only one I'll give credit for. Fantastic. All the others you mentioned still rot in my shit pile. I also don't see how throwing out a half assed remake with no heart serves the original in any way. It's like when you have a favorite pet that dies and you get a new pet and name it the same. It's never the same. But whatever. Season 3, The Return, isn't a damned reboot, and that was my overly debated point. Dear Cthulhu where's that spoiler thread when we need it?



Come on, man, The Fly and House of Wax originals are downright laughable when it comes to their remakes, and I also maintain that The Evil Dead and The Hills Have Eyes are actually way better then the overrated first versions; and while I'd grant you that Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Dawn of the Dead are better in their first versions, the second ones are far from bad movies - plus they actually wound up having a huge historical importance for the genre, as the first popularized backwoods brutality (and, to some extent, torture porn) flicks and the second did marvels for the Millennial zombie cinema resurgence. So you see, those are actually honest-to-God good things to come out of the lambasted reboot camp. Plus I'll bet you they - like any other majorly promoted remakes - turned on people's awareness of the existence of the originals (like, "Hey, dude, did you know there's another version of this flick from 20 years ago?" "No, seriously? Let's go check it out!"). The comparison with the dead pet situation really doesn't hold water 'cause in the latter case, your former pet is dead and gone and nothing, not even a new pet, can bring it back; whereas in the case of the movie originals and their remakes, the opposite is true - the new version makes people remember the old one, seeing it again and in so doing granting the latter a new lease of "life".

I agree with your main point about TP not being a reboot though; and my rude going off on a tangent was simply me trying to make conversation in the absence of any solid new TP news, so no need to get worked up about it. :)


i agree about most of the remakes mentioned being pointless, but, cronenberg's 1986 "the fly" is so vastly different from the original that it almost doesn't qualify as a remake, and it really only barely references the original. i don't think it really belongs grouped with the others and i like it quite a lot. it has only one line of dialogue from the original, very few of the same plot points, is much more of a dark comedy, and it is consistent with cronenberg's usual themes . full of beautiful and clever dialogue, brundlefly's discourse on insect politics alone is worth the price of admission. it's a sad but absolutely true metaphor for the decay of all close human relationships and contact. it's rawer, but if you compare it to his less genre specific and more recent works, it still tells the same story. it even has that same perfect final shot as probably at least half of all cronenberg's films. to my eye, it's really the film that elevated him, critically at least, from being a sort of secret auteur for the gag reflex challenged, the intellectual auteur of "videodrome" (1983) and "rabid" (1977), to the higher profile filmmaker he is today...more commercially viable but still able to make challenging films no one else would touch. i don't think we'd have his beautiful reading of j.g. ballard's "crash" (1997), or his outstanding more recent film "maps to the stars" (2014) without the success of "the fly". his more recent works are more subtle and less visceral, which i think allows more coventional reading and a more sophistcated tendency toward appraisal, but the pallette is the very much the same. his work may seem more self controlled now but he remains one of our best living english language filmmakers as far as i can tell, and i believe "the fly" is an important part of that filmography.

i am however, a little miffed at the prospect of having to face a "suspiria" remake.
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Re: NO SPOILERS: Twin Peaks Season 3 on Showtime May 21st 2017

Postby claaa7 » Wed May 03, 2017 9:43 pm

the woods wrote: agree about most of the remakes mentioned being pointless, but, cronenberg's 1986 "the fly" is so vastly different from the original that it almost doesn't qualify as a remake, and it really only barely references the original. i don't think it really belongs grouped with the others and i like it quite a lot. it has only one line of dialogue from the original, very few of the same plot points, is much more of a dark comedy, and it is consistent with cronenberg's usual themes . full of beautiful and clever dialogue, brundlefly's discourse on insect politics alone is worth the price of admission. it's a sad but absolutely true metaphor for the decay of all close human relationships and contact. it's rawer, but if you compare it to his less genre specific and more recent works, it still tells the same story. it even has that same perfect final shot as probably at least half of all cronenberg's films. to my eye, it's really the film that elevated him, critically at least, from being a sort of secret auteur for the gag reflex challenged, the intellectual auteur of "videodrome" (1983) and "rabid" (1977), to the higher profile filmmaker he is today...more commercially viable but still able to make challenging films no one else would touch. i don't think we'd have his beautiful reading of j.g. ballard's "crash" (1997), or his outstanding more recent film "maps to the stars" (2014) without the success of "the fly". his more recent works are more subtle and less visceral, which i think allows more coventional reading and a more sophistcated tendency toward appraisal, but the pallette is the very much the same. his work may seem more self controlled now but he remains one of our best living english language filmmakers as far as i can tell, and i believe "the fly" is an important part of that filmography.

i am however, a little miffed at the prospect of having to face a "suspiria" remake.


very good post, thanks for this! i agee with pretty much everything you said. Cronenberg is easily one of the best film makers we have got, he would just make my top 5 and still to this day i check for anything he does.. have you read his book "Consumed"?
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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby Soolsma » Wed May 03, 2017 10:57 pm

Okay, so we've had so many talking about TP related dreams, I've only just woken up from a dugpa.com related dream:

It was just a regular day reading up on topics on dugpa.com, until a real life friend of mine discovered the forum. He was very happy to have found the forum and even though he had no connection to TP whatsoever, everything was okay. This until this friend started spamming the forum like crazy. Then the setting of dugpa took the form of an office with many people sitting behind computers, there were a couple of you there, resembling your avatars. (Ross, Krishnanspace) My friend, all drunk, was screaming, circling the building, constantly hitting over stuff. While I was obviously a bit embarrassed being associated with this guy, I tried reasoning with him, but to no effect. Then, Jerry Horne (also resembling that psychotic Windom Earle avatar) burst into the front door and started cursing in Polish. I had to prevent Jerry from punching my friend but was luckily able to convince Jerry to let him get away with an IP ban.

I think I might be on this forum a little too much.
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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby Jerry Horne » Wed May 03, 2017 11:16 pm

Jerry doesn't talk. He hits.

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