boske wrote:Part 8 is very symbolic, I think we are clearly looking at Jornada del Muerto area here, with all the historical facts and symbolism attached to it. What caught my attention though is that ??????? is not using any electricity. His phonograph and projector do not run on it, and his lamps are probably powered by some other source.
As for Moonlight Sonata, and the original American Woman remix that we heard in part 1, they are obviously using fewer rotations per minute on a record player (most of us probably did that trick a few times when record player were in vogue), again tying into the phonograph symbolism, but it is mostly an indication that these actions, taking place at that very moment, are driven by forces coming from lower frequencies or sublunary spheres (which part 8 especially seems to hint at here by the choice of music and scenery in the Mr. C scene). In this regard one can consider the overall slower pace of S3 an indication of the augmented activity of these negative forces across the Twin Peaks universe. Furthermore, we can somewhat see this effect during two interrogation scenes involving Mr. C where his speech is somewhat slowed down.
Amazing insight!! Thanks!
Thank you, glad to be able to contribute! I am not sure if it was mentioned on this board, but some people had made another connection here having to do with "Ray Monroe", which is a word play on "Moon ray(s)".
Regarding the pace, it may also shed a different light on that "who cares how long a scene takes" discussion we are having in another thread, if we approach it from this perspective. Now, you can compare it all to the scene where Andy is raised up to the Fireman's place. Pay attention to the pace of that scene, and how quickly Andy is being fed different pictures, the frequency is much much higher, which I think reenforces this pattern that Lynch and Frost were trying to send across. Edit:
Another example is the Jumping Man running down the stairs while emitting some high frequency sounds. That one and the fireman, although both at a much higher frequency that Mr. C's environment, are not of the same range as these two do not coexist on the same plane, and I think Lynch made that clear in part 8 by placing Fireman's lodge at the top of the mountain.