BGate wrote:Going back to that Kyle interview, what would a hypothetical answer to that question look like in a world where there is indeed new TP in the works and Kyle knows about it? He's not going to confirm it, obviously, and a genuine No Comment is as good as a confirmation. So...he basically has to lie, and "unlikely" is sort of a weasel word where he can even tell himself he's not flat out lying.
Or it could be that nothing's happening and that's his honest answer.
I don't think it tells us much either way, is my point. And this is new territory for him and others since nobody had any expectations of new TP before October 2014 and thus there was no reason to ask Kyle et al direct questions about it.
He could just say "I would be open to doing more".
Will there be another season? is what he was asked. “I don’t think very likely, but never say never" was his answer. Why not just say "I hope so" or "we'll see" or "I don't know yet" or "I haven't heard any yet." He was also asked: Would he want to do one another? “Yes, immediately. I would" was his response, which is very positive. But why say "unlikely" unless he really does think it's unlikely?
I want there to be another season - and I think there will be one - but it does bother me that he said "unlikely".
bosguy1981 wrote:Remember Lynch exploding in the behind the scenes Season 3 footage: "I'm NOT WORKING this way again, EVER! THIS IS HORRIBLE!"
I think he meant it. I don't think Lynch would ever again spend years writing a script, only to then spend months (a couple years?) negotiating over money, money, money, then completely walk away from the project only to be lured back after Sabrina did the rest of the negotiating. And even then, he was still tied down to a tight production schedule that caused him grief, and caused him to specifically warn Sabrina and others that he'll never do it again. I don't think he said that because he DIDN'T mean it.
So really, I think coming back would require Showtime's people to go to Lynch and say "If we give you X amount of money and X weeks of filming, would you work with us again?" I doubt it's EVER done this way, (essentially a blank check for David Lynch to do... Something about Twin Peaks) and THAT is why it's highly unlikely more Twin Peaks will happen.
I didn't see that clip myself (is it available online? I have the blu-ray but so far haven't gotten around to wading through all that footage as there seems to be hours of it - i'd like to watch highlights from it/the best bits only), but I'm worried this may be the case here.
Look at Wes Craven - he put up with tons of shit from the Weinsteins, on Scream 3, then on Cursed, and even on his last film, Scream 4. Tons of meddling, production nightmares, unfinished scripts, tight schedules. Cursed was the worst example. But they put him through a lot even on the final Scream film he got around to directing. He was a similar age to Lynch - but I think more willing to put up with stuff like that, though he did say he wouldn't work on another Scream unless there was a completed script. Sadly, he never got to do more movies.
I can see Lynch not wanting to deal with anything like this either. Now, it doesn't sound like Showtime were nearly as bad as the Weinsteins, but in the past Lynch did put up with a lot from others such as ABC (on the original TP, then on Mulholland Drive). I don't think he ever dealt with the same amount of crap or production meddling as Wes Craven (correct me if I'm wrong?), and I think at times he was given a lot of free reign, but Lynch does strike me as quite temperamental and very true to his artistic vision, so I imagine he would find even minor tampering/restrictions pretty bad. I mean, the guy didn't make a movie for over 10 years after "Inland Empire". It couldn't have all been down to not getting money to fund one. I imagine a lot of it was not getting enough money or enough freedom to make what he wanted to make.
So Lynch being reluctant to deal with budget/production restrictions again could be what makes more TP unlikely as opposed to Showtime not wanting it, or Lynch/Frost struggling to come up with story ideas. If there's any reason we might not see more TP, it could be Lynch just not wanting the hassle of dealing with Showtime or other restrictions.
It's why I've always said I'd love to see Lynch do another TP movie, then launch more seasons of TP with Showtime and Frost, but not necessarily have to write/direct every single one. I know people here don't like that idea, but I'd love to see more TP from Lynch, just I'd like him to be able to dip in to that world whenever he wanted to guest direct/write an episode, rather than the pressure of having to film, write and practically edit every single thing himself. But I think it's unlikely Lynch/Frost ever put TP into other hands again, though I think it would be a smart move - if they had a small group of directors and writers they trusted, and full script/production approval. That way the show could continue on with their guidance, they could write/direct whenever they wanted, Lynch could make another TP movie. Best of all worlds. I just don't see it happening and I think also the fact that Lynch directed every second of The Return himself has made the fandom expect every future frame of TP be directed by Lynch or they'll automatically consider it not up to par. And Lynch/Frost might suspect this too.