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Re: Twin Peaks Reunion in Entertainment Weekly

Postby WhiteLodge90 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:42 pm

After reading all the articles of the Twin Peaks magazine I was struck by James comments about having a large role not in size but in importance. Makes me wonder if he'll be killed off quickly or something.
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Re: Twin Peaks Reunion in Entertainment Weekly

Postby Aerozhul » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:29 pm

WhiteLodge90 wrote:After reading all the articles of the Twin Peaks magazine I was struck by James comments about having a large role not in size but in importance. Makes me wonder if he'll be killed off quickly or something.


Of all of the characters in the shoot, I'm most curious about James and how he figures into new season. In the original show, James' role was largely about his connection to Laura, and then Donna. Considering that Laura is dead and Donna is....well, we don't know....I'm curious as to how they define the James character now that his anchor characters aren't as tangible.

I'm really stumped about the Donna dilemma...clearly she was in the script, but I'm not sure what capacity. I know there are other actresses in the show that may be a recast, but it's so up in the air.

Of course also really curious about Laura and really, really hoping that we don't go the alternate universe route....
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Re: Twin Peaks Reunion in Entertainment Weekly

Postby Ross » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:41 pm

Bizarre to think that the show will actually be airing without us knowing beforehand if there are any recasts.
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Re: Twin Peaks Reunion in Entertainment Weekly

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:36 pm

I don't want to precipitate an inappropriate spoilers discussion, but I don't know of any reason to think that Donna was "clearly" in the script.

I'm by far most puzzled and intrigued by Lee's role. On the one hand, it would have been shocking for DKL to be involved in a TP revival in which Laura didn't play a pivotal role, so it makes sense on that level. But Laura's eternal youth was such a defining characteristic, it is difficult (and incredibly exciting) to imagine what Lynch has planned for a 40-something-year-old iteration of a character who died at 17. I still think footage of 17-year-old Laura is my top pick for "CGI character" in the new series at some point, even moreso than Bob. But I'm also certain Lynch will take ample advantage of Lee's natural (albeit incredibly graceful!) aging to do some beautiful, groundbreaking work. Knowing DKL's work, I have a feeling we will soon be thinking well outside the confined narrative premises of "alternate universe"/Red Room/"redheaded cousin"/etc.
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Re: Twin Peaks Reunion in Entertainment Weekly

Postby N. Needleman » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:37 pm

Aerozhul wrote:I'm really stumped about the Donna dilemma...clearly she was in the script


I don't know that.
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Re: Twin Peaks Reunion in Entertainment Weekly

Postby nonemoreblack » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:17 pm

WhiteLodge90 wrote:After reading all the articles of the Twin Peaks magazine I was struck by James comments about having a large role not in size but in importance. Makes me wonder if he'll be killed off quickly or something.


I get the impression that will be the case for most of them. Not necessarily being killed off, but having important scenes despite a lack of screentime.
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Re: Twin Peaks Reunion in Entertainment Weekly

Postby Ross » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:20 pm

N. Needleman wrote:
Aerozhul wrote:I'm really stumped about the Donna dilemma...clearly she was in the script


I don't know that.

I think the assumption that Donna was in the script, at some point, stems from Sherilyn saying that LFB was indeed offered a part and declined the offer. Offering her a role implies they at least wrote something for her. Even as small as a cameo.
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Re: Twin Peaks Reunion in Entertainment Weekly

Postby N. Needleman » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:28 pm

I'm gonna need more than Sherilyn's word on that.
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Re: Twin Peaks Reunion in Entertainment Weekly

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:40 pm

Also, DKL was searching for Everett McGill on Twitter in 8/2014, three months before the new show was even announced. It seems entirely possible that actors were contacted way before shooting happened, and were written out if they were unavailable, during potentially extensive rewrites (which may have ballooned the runtime to double the original length). There's no reason to think that everyone who got an offer was in the final shooting script.
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Re: Twin Peaks Reunion in Entertainment Weekly

Postby Ross » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:44 pm

N. Needleman wrote:I'm gonna need more than Sherilyn's word on that.

I guess Sherilyn might not be the most reliable source, but I can certainly believe they could have offered LFB a part and she declined. I mean it's possible either way. We know a few others were offered roles and declined.
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Re: Twin Peaks Reunion in Entertainment Weekly

Postby laughingpinecone » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:34 am

A complete lack of resolution for Donna would gut me, dang it. If she's not gonna be in the show at all, I hope she'll be handled offscreen somehow. :cry:

Anyone else wondering what might have lured the assistant director of the FBI out on the field?

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Re: Twin Peaks Reunion in Entertainment Weekly

Postby OrsonWelles » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:29 am

My oh my. Not much, but definitely something. I'm just trying to enjoy these new images and not speculate too much. Mädchen looks stunning. I love the fact the new characters are still under the radar. Although it probably frustrates some people, it's refreshing to have a 21st century audience left in the dark about a release of this size. Great times ahead!
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Re: Twin Peaks Reunion in Entertainment Weekly

Postby Rhodes » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:38 am

Although it's kind of innovating and refreshing to have a show with an elderly cast, I think it is good that they have some new, younger women as well in the cast.

The sexual energy of the original show was part of its appeal for me. I think all the women of the origingal cast look wonderful, given their age. Still, Sheryll Lee or Madchen Amick or Sheryll Fenn just don't have the same charisma they used to (which is 100% understandable of course).
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Re: Twin Peaks Reunion in Entertainment Weekly

Postby Trudy Chelgren » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:51 am

Rhodes wrote:
Although it's kind of innovating and refreshing to have a show with an elderly cast, I think it is good that they have some new, younger women as well in the cast.

The sexual energy of the original show was part of its appeal for me. I think all the women of the origingal cast look wonderful, given their age. Still, Sheryll Lee or Madchen Amick or Sheryll Fenn just don't have the same charisma they used to (which is 100% understandable of course).


I disagree, I think it's the individual that determines their sexual energy, not their age. Have you heard Sheryl Lee's reading of The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer?! I think we also have to remember that sexuality changes as you age, I would be shocked to see a third season where the older cast are still behaving like teenagers, it's relative, and I'm sure Lynch and Frost understand that. We haven't really seen them in character yet, so we don't know if they have the same chemistry or charisma. Not to mention the (somewhat) obligatory young, sexy cast members. I don't think it'll be awkward, but in fact more dynamic, in terms of romance and love and sex. The mature element needs more energy, I believe. The closest we got was Ed and Norma, any other mature romance in the show at the time was kind of ridiculed, or not to be taken seriously, and Ed and Norma were so great, and not even that old!

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