The visual aesthetic of the new Twin Peaks

Discussion of Twin Peaks and Fire Walk With Me

Moderators: Annie, BookhouseBoyBob, Ross, Jerry Horne, Brad D

Forum rules
Welcome to the forum. We know our members are passionate about their love for all things Twin Peaks. You wouldn't be here if that wasn't the case. Despite having differing viewpoints it is a policy that we all treat each other with mutual respect.

Posting abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated, or any material that may violate any laws be it of your country or the country where this forum is hosted will get you permanently banned.

Posting of spoilers are allowed as long as you indicate (Spoilers) in the topic name and use the Spoiler Tag.
User avatar
secretlettermkr
Posts: 191
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:14 am

Re: The visual aesthetic of the new Twin Peaks

Postby secretlettermkr » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:27 pm

trailer for the movie: THE HERO, shot with amira and alexa
https://youtu.be/NxFPYw4ZVqo
Last edited by secretlettermkr on Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Adolphus
Posts: 82
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:19 pm

Re: The visual aesthetic of the new Twin Peaks

Postby Adolphus » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:29 pm

secretlettermkr wrote:shot with amira and alexa

Unfortunately, that clip doesn't show up where I am- I have seen comparisons before, just not a whole movie shot on the Amira.
" Paterson " by Jim Jarmusch and shot by Frederick Elmes ( of course you recognize that name don't you ) was shot on the Alexa and it looks stunning, an absolutely beautiful looking film. The movie " Toni Erdmann " was shot using the Alexa, and I thought it was shot on film. This is why I'm curious to see more footage using the Amira to see if there's any difference myself.
As for Lynch shooting on Digitial over Film- I can only speculate- but I think the high quality of the Amira ( if it is INDEED as good as the Alexa ) was as equal a factor as the budgetary aspects of the decision.
User avatar
secretlettermkr
Posts: 191
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:14 am

Re: The visual aesthetic of the new Twin Peaks

Postby secretlettermkr » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:18 pm

Adolphus wrote:
secretlettermkr wrote:shot with amira and alexa

Unfortunately, that clip doesn't show up where I am- I have seen comparisons before, just not a whole movie shot on the Amira.
" Paterson " by Jim Jarmusch and shot by Frederick Elmes ( of course you recognize that name don't you ) was shot on the Alexa and it looks stunning, an absolutely beautiful looking film. The movie " Toni Erdmann " was shot using the Alexa, and I thought it was shot on film. This is why I'm curious to see more footage using the Amira to see if there's any difference myself.
As for Lynch shooting on Digitial over Film- I can only speculate- but I think the high quality of the Amira ( if it is INDEED as good as the Alexa ) was as equal a factor as the budgetary aspects of the decision.


i fixed it and put only the url, its a trailer for the movie THE HERO, i dont know why the video wasnt showing, i couldnt see it either
User avatar
NightTimeMyTime
Posts: 90
Joined: Wed May 11, 2016 7:15 pm

Re: The visual aesthetic of the new Twin Peaks

Postby NightTimeMyTime » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:55 am

Worth mentioning regarding Mulholland Drive and film, are how the first part of MD has a misty, old school hollywood effect. Where hard light is bouncing, the effect of mist actually is very visible. I found out this when I watched the new blu-ray master. It resembles the photography and films from the golden period of film and actually the mist could be described as "golden".

Then in the second portion of MD, the misty, classical feel dissapears. It creates a subtle effect and has meaning to what happens in the film and narrative, actually. A little off topic, but wanted to mention it as I think the first part of MD has more of a classic film look and the later part are more raw and digital. More sharp, yes, as film often have the character of *less* sharpness, but *more* warmth. Interesting if Lynch uses this kind of visual thinking in the new season of Twin Peaks. His use of a warm, yellow filter to create the special look of the old series is something he seems to integrate overall in season 3 too.


Skickat från min iPhone med Tapatalk
User avatar
LostInTheMovies
Posts: 1557
Joined: Tue May 20, 2014 12:48 pm

Re: The visual aesthetic of the new Twin Peaks

Postby LostInTheMovies » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:34 am

secretlettermkr wrote:
LostInTheMovies wrote:I tend to think the "film" portion of MD is much more vivid and striking than the "TV" part. Like the very second it shifts into what was shot for the feature (where Watts is lying in bed, and Harring stands in the doorway) there's a sharper, more, well "cinematic" pallor to it. Granted, I'm not sure how aware of this I'd be if not for the production circumstances. That said, once you've seen it, you can't "un-see" it.

the dream sequence at winkies with the Bum jumpscare is part of the FILM part, is part of what lynch filmed after it became a feature... the same with the old couple at the limo smiling


I've definitely heard that about the latter scene, but from my understanding there are production documents suggesting the Winkie's scene was shot as part of the pilot even though it wasn't in the eventual cut (and may not have been scripted).
User avatar
secretlettermkr
Posts: 191
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:14 am

Re: The visual aesthetic of the new Twin Peaks

Postby secretlettermkr » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:19 am

LostInTheMovies wrote:
secretlettermkr wrote:
LostInTheMovies wrote:I tend to think the "film" portion of MD is much more vivid and striking than the "TV" part. Like the very second it shifts into what was shot for the feature (where Watts is lying in bed, and Harring stands in the doorway) there's a sharper, more, well "cinematic" pallor to it. Granted, I'm not sure how aware of this I'd be if not for the production circumstances. That said, once you've seen it, you can't "un-see" it.

the dream sequence at winkies with the Bum jumpscare is part of the FILM part, is part of what lynch filmed after it became a feature... the same with the old couple at the limo smiling


I've definitely heard that about the latter scene, but from my understanding there are production documents suggesting the Winkie's scene was shot as part of the pilot even though it wasn't in the eventual cut (and may not have been scripted).


you got me there! i didint know that...
User avatar
LostInTheMovies
Posts: 1557
Joined: Tue May 20, 2014 12:48 pm

Re: The visual aesthetic of the new Twin Peaks

Postby LostInTheMovies » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:29 am

secretlettermkr wrote:
LostInTheMovies wrote:
secretlettermkr wrote: the dream sequence at winkies with the Bum jumpscare is part of the FILM part, is part of what lynch filmed after it became a feature... the same with the old couple at the limo smiling


I've definitely heard that about the latter scene, but from my understanding there are production documents suggesting the Winkie's scene was shot as part of the pilot even though it wasn't in the eventual cut (and may not have been scripted).


you got me there! i didint know that...


Here's the site I found it on. Lots of fascinating little differences between pilot and feature, often just a quick cutaway or a line (scanning it again this time, I realized they use a different headshot for Camilla). It mentions the Winkie's scene was in the script, though not the final cut, so it was likely shot in '99. I actually haven't watched the pilot yet - it seems to come and go on YouTube. One of these days...
enumbs
Posts: 27
Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:44 pm

Re: The visual aesthetic of the new Twin Peaks

Postby enumbs » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:44 am

secretlettermkr wrote:trailer for the movie: THE HERO, shot with amira and alexa
https://youtu.be/NxFPYw4ZVqo



Ben Horne, a gunslinger.... :o
User avatar
Mr. Reindeer
Posts: 1475
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:09 pm

Re: The visual aesthetic of the new Twin Peaks

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:12 am

LostInTheMovies wrote:
secretlettermkr wrote:
LostInTheMovies wrote:I tend to think the "film" portion of MD is much more vivid and striking than the "TV" part. Like the very second it shifts into what was shot for the feature (where Watts is lying in bed, and Harring stands in the doorway) there's a sharper, more, well "cinematic" pallor to it. Granted, I'm not sure how aware of this I'd be if not for the production circumstances. That said, once you've seen it, you can't "un-see" it.

the dream sequence at winkies with the Bum jumpscare is part of the FILM part, is part of what lynch filmed after it became a feature... the same with the old couple at the limo smiling


I've definitely heard that about the latter scene, but from my understanding there are production documents suggesting the Winkie's scene was shot as part of the pilot even though it wasn't in the eventual cut (and may not have been scripted).


The Winkie's scene is most definitely in the pilot script available online, dated January 1999. Except that it's scripted to play out at Denny's. The incredulous "I just wanted to come here" / "To DENNY'S?! I wasn't going to say anything, but why Denny's?" would have been a hilariously twisted bit of product placement.

(Guess Denny's got their belated prestige TV plug several years later thanks to Breaking Bad.)
enumbs
Posts: 27
Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:44 pm

Re: The visual aesthetic of the new Twin Peaks

Postby enumbs » Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:37 am

LostInTheMovies wrote:
secretlettermkr wrote:
LostInTheMovies wrote:
I've definitely heard that about the latter scene, but from my understanding there are production documents suggesting the Winkie's scene was shot as part of the pilot even though it wasn't in the eventual cut (and may not have been scripted).


you got me there! i didint know that...


Here's the site I found it on. Lots of fascinating little differences between pilot and feature, often just a quick cutaway or a line (scanning it again this time, I realized they use a different headshot for Camilla). It mentions the Winkie's scene was in the script, though not the final cut, so it was likely shot in '99. I actually haven't watched the pilot yet - it seems to come and go on YouTube. One of these days...


http://www.thecityofabsurdity.com/intnewyorker01.html

This article on the pilot's production refers a few times to the scene in question. It's a great article by the way, in case anyone hasn't yet read it. It almost feels like a sequel to the Foster Wallace essay on Lost Highway.
User avatar
LostInTheMovies
Posts: 1557
Joined: Tue May 20, 2014 12:48 pm

Re: The visual aesthetic of the new Twin Peaks

Postby LostInTheMovies » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:32 am

secretlettermkr wrote:trailer for the movie: THE HERO, shot with amira and alexa
https://youtu.be/NxFPYw4ZVqo


You have a wild avatar btw - where does that come from?!
User avatar
secretlettermkr
Posts: 191
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:14 am

Re: The visual aesthetic of the new Twin Peaks

Postby secretlettermkr » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:39 pm

LostInTheMovies wrote:
secretlettermkr wrote:trailer for the movie: THE HERO, shot with amira and alexa
https://youtu.be/NxFPYw4ZVqo


You have a wild avatar btw - where does that come from?!


its from the TP trading cards!
User avatar
laughingpinecone
Posts: 657
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:45 am
Location: D'ni
Contact:

Re: The visual aesthetic of the new Twin Peaks

Postby laughingpinecone » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:10 am

Capture.PNG
Capture.PNG (175.64 KiB) Viewed 804 times

Suzanne Tenner

The article already explicitly said so, but hey. Final confirmation that these are production stills.
] The gathered are known by their faces of stone.
User avatar
Radiatorlady
Posts: 8
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:50 am

Re: The visual aesthetic of the new Twin Peaks

Postby Radiatorlady » Thu May 25, 2017 10:07 am

Now that the new series have started, have any of you experts out there got any comments on the new season's style of cinematography, type of camera etc?
User avatar
BOB1
Posts: 346
Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:11 pm
Location: Poland

Re: The visual aesthetic of the new Twin Peaks

Postby BOB1 » Fri May 26, 2017 4:19 pm

Well, I'm a total non-expert and having read the topic, I hardly understand a word of it, Amira, Alexa, well... However, I shared this hope:

Cerulean wrote:One of the main things I'm hoping that Lynch/Deming will keep is the fantastic orange/brown hues of the original series.


and it definitely doesn't look like my hope has been fulfilled...
Bobi 1 Kenobi

B. Beware
O. Of
B. BOB

Return to “Twin Peaks”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Mr. Reindeer and 24 guests