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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby IcedOver » Fri May 12, 2017 2:03 pm

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IcedOver wrote:Random question -- I re-watched the pilot for the first time in a few years. Was Mark Frost the one reading the news on the broadcast in Leo's place? I thought I read it was him, but he's not on the cast list.

It's him, and he even reprises the character in the SHOTP audiobook.


Thanks. I recall he appeared on camera as a newsman in the second season premiere, but wasn't sure if the voice in the pilot was his.

Another question for anybody. Is it true that Spielberg was going to direct the second season premiere, or is. that just IMDb rumor stuff?
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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby AXX°N N. » Fri May 12, 2017 4:18 pm

IcedOver wrote:
AXX°N N. wrote:
IcedOver wrote:Random question -- I re-watched the pilot for the first time in a few years. Was Mark Frost the one reading the news on the broadcast in Leo's place? I thought I read it was him, but he's not on the cast list.

It's him, and he even reprises the character in the SHOTP audiobook.


Thanks. I recall he appeared on camera as a newsman in the second season premiere, but wasn't sure if the voice in the pilot was his.

Another question for anybody. Is it true that Spielberg was going to direct the second season premiere, or is. that just IMDb rumor stuff?

No prob, and it turns out I can field that one too. :)
That comes straight from Harley Peyton, which he said in Essential Wrapped in Plastic. Here's the snippet from pg. 98-99:
"Mark and I met with Steven Spielberg and discussed the possibility that he might direct the first episode of the second season. Steven agreed, and his only request was that we make it as challenging and surreal as possible. Mark told David about this particular coup, and David suddenly changed his mind and decided that he would direct the episode himself. I have always had a great deal of sympathy for David, and feel that he wanted to contribute in a more dynamic fashion to the show—he’d just been on the cover of Time magazine—and I completely understand why he became a more vivid presence during the second season."
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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Fri May 12, 2017 4:22 pm

Mark tells the Spielberg story in Brad's book as well, IIRC. That sure would have been a different version of Episode 8.
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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby IcedOver » Fri May 12, 2017 5:21 pm

Thanks guys. That's surprising both because Spielberg would have directed a TV property he didn't develop/produce and that Lynch possibly hadn't intended to direct it originally. I thought that Lynch didn't direct more in season 1 because of "WaH", but even without that, was he not planning to do more in S2? I guess he got disenchanted with the direction of the series, but I don't know why he didn't contribute more to try to right the ship.
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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby AXX°N N. » Sat May 13, 2017 1:16 am

IcedOver wrote:Thanks guys. That's surprising both because Spielberg would have directed a TV property he didn't develop/produce and that Lynch possibly hadn't intended to direct it originally. I thought that Lynch didn't direct more in season 1 because of "WaH", but even without that, was he not planning to do more in S2? I guess he got disenchanted with the direction of the series, but I don't know why he didn't contribute more to try to right the ship.

Yeah, I have no idea actually. It surprised me too, I assumed he would automatically want to direct the premiere, since he did so with the pilot. Maybe he had planned, as with Season 1, to direct a pivotal episode, and leave the set-up to someone else -- as it was conceived and scripted (and it still is, at turns, in the final product) it was very expository, so maybe Lynch wanted to avoid that. Then again, though, when would that pivotal episode come? 'Coma,' which I think is a good episode, is meandering and there's nothing about it that feels as important as, say, S1E2.

Lynch might have something to say on all this in Lynch on Lynch, which for some reason I haven't read yet.
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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby IcedOver » Sat May 13, 2017 11:52 am

Since this is a TV show and not a movie, I wonder if Lynch will approve of people watching it on their fvcking telephones. I certainly won't watch it on my fvcking telephone, but I'm curious about his thoughts on the matter.
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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby Soolsma » Sat May 13, 2017 12:26 pm

Lynch is not the type who would approve or not on what people want to be doing. He'd probably say 'it's a beautiful thing' that people can watch something any way they want.
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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby AXX°N N. » Sat May 13, 2017 1:27 pm

Soolsma wrote:Lynch is not the type who would approve or not on what people want to be doing. He'd probably say 'it's a beautiful thing' that people can watch something any way they want.

Nope! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKiIroiCvZ0
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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby IcedOver » Sat May 13, 2017 1:31 pm

Soolsma wrote:Lynch is not the type who would approve or not on what people want to be doing. He'd probably say 'it's a beautiful thing' that people can watch something any way they want.


That's actually not the case. In his "Inland Empire" DVD interview, he talked about how he dislikes that screen sizes are getting smaller. I'm quoting from memory, but he said "This world is so troubled. It's such a sadness . . . to think that you could watch a movie on your FVCKING telephone. Get real!"
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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Sat May 13, 2017 8:32 pm

I think he said in the interview video that dropped today that the new show is a movie that just happened to get "trucked" to the small screen instead of theaters (hope I'm not misremembering, I only watched it once and I was groggy). In Rodley's book, he expresses sadness that the original show was experienced through poor sound systems and improper color-correction in many people's homes. I think it's safe to say his feelings on phone viewing likely extend to all things TP and especially to the Return which he has repeatedly called a movie.
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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby IcedOver » Mon May 15, 2017 11:23 am

A couple more random questions as I rewatch the show for the first time in years. In Episode 2, was that Lynch saying "G'night Ed!"? Also, who directed the "Invitation to Love" clips, as I assume they were done at one clip?
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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby AXX°N N. » Mon May 15, 2017 11:42 am

IcedOver wrote:A couple more random questions as I rewatch the show for the first time in years. In Episode 2, was that Lynch saying "G'night Ed!"? Also, who directed the "Invitation to Love" clips, as I assume they were done at one clip?

I don't know about the G'night Ed voice, but Frost directed Invitation to Love with some of his acting pals from the theatre school his dad (Doc Hayward) taught at that they attended together.
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Postby N. Needleman » Mon May 15, 2017 2:40 pm

AnotherBlueRoseCase wrote:The Return is clearly guaranteed a future audience among stoners and other drug users.
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Re: The Random Twin Peaks Thread

Postby Panapaok » Mon May 15, 2017 3:03 pm

IcedOver wrote:A couple more random questions as I rewatch the show for the first time in years. In Episode 2, was that Lynch saying "G'night Ed!"? Also, who directed the "Invitation to Love" clips, as I assume they were done at one clip?
Yup, I'm pretty sure it's Lynch, and yes, Frost directed Invitation to Love.
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