Re: Twin Peaks Poll - First Time
Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:16 am
FredTruax wrote:There are 1990 fans and then there are 19-F*#!'N-90 FANS
we have the summer re-run camp who watched the rebroadcast during the hype bubble-these people are OG and are among the coolest cats among these forums BUT even they have to yield to the super duper "I was there first so piss off" OOGs. These were the people watching during the spring of 90 and they form a rarified club with very special privileges like getting calls (texts over the last few years) from Lynch on April 8 and they get to proofread galley prints from M. Frost. All discussion and argument ends with their point of view and they are the envy of anyone who knows verbatim the fire walk with me poem. You will never be in their club so don't even try just marvel at there awesomeness and commit to memory anything they say on the subject of twin peaks (which they call NP amongst themselves; if you know why you are kind of worthy, if you don't you don't even deserve to be reading or thinking about them).
Pfffft. Amateurs. Only those who were at the Director's Guild screening in '89 count (if you didn't see Twin Peaks the year it actually takes place you're playing catch-up).
In all seriousness, my first "guide through Twin Peaks" (a fellow blogger in 2008) got to see the pilot screen at the Miami Film Festival a few months before it aired, which is pretty cool. I always kick myself for missing Lynch's last 3 films in theaters despite having perfectly good opportunities to see each one. I've seen most on the big screen since then but nothing would beat catching a Lynch film on the big screen for my first time on its first run. Maybe someday?