DirkG wrote:LostInTheMovies wrote:DirkG wrote:
Of course I know that... and episode 8 (to take the most obvious example) could NEVER have ended with going back to the roadhouse. BUT the ending with the band is the STANDARD ending and here it didn't warrant a deviation. The Ed scene was powerful indeed, yes. But the music was mythical. James deserved to be treated like standard performances at the roadhouse have been treated. And end credits have their biggest impact with music almost always, 99% of the time, this absolutely no exception.
I think in a way Lynch was honoring Marshall more, by saying "This isn't just background music - pay attention." Plus the Ed ending felt so perfectly poetic as a closing image.
Nothing 'background' about anything in season 3/the Return for me. I guess what conclusion you end up with is 100% based on what positions /prejudice you've got. Reason I'm disappointed is of course that I wanted what I found really powerful to be 100% spot on. If I were more or less indifferent and just found it 'good' or what people in general usually refer to as 'great' without really meaning it, I wouldn't give three f**ks.
Well, I mean a performance playing behind the credits (esp when viewers are hunting credits for clues about characters etc) is quite literally in the background. Lynch also made a point of cutting between James and the woman watching (presumably his fiancee) which isn't the sort of thing he's done with any credits sequence (he'll cut, but between different shots that are easy to take in pictorially and don't contain new plot information).