dustoff wrote: cgs027 wrote:
wxray wrote:Yep. And we know DKL filmed all this and then went into a mega editing process. He has been firm that there were no pick-ups or re-shoots. Given the budget, and lack of re-shoots, crap is bound to happen. You can only do so many head replacements or whatever before you exhaust your options with digital manipulation too. A budget is a budget.
I'm trying to let them go as much as I can, but some are a bit distracting.
Yep. All the more distracting in this case due to the fact that the script had been completed prior to shooting (although I'm sure there were plenty of moments of Lynch going off script) unlike seasons 1 and 2, where things were being plotted on the fly. If anything, it should have been much easier to avoid continuity issues this time around... Oh well, most of them are very minor plot-wise (grammar changing on text messages, etc.) and some of the issues resulting from lack of re-shoots or budget/time constraints even play into the overall theme of the series (the diner patrons swapping out, Jacoby repeating himself, etc.).
I don't know, that kinda strikes me as something like blaming Picasso for not putting the eyes on the same side of the face, or the Impressionists for letting their brush-strokes show. All this talk about verisimilitude, what is "realistic," "plausible," etc: We do realize that Lynch and Frost are not the Dardenne brothers, right? Nowhere in Lynch's work have his mysteries been expressed as something that could be mistaken for a continuity error or video-compression glitch: they are usually telegraphed pretty clearly, if still often inscrutably.
I think this all stems from us just being used to the usual business of being strict about continuity and detail and knowing that Lynch and Frost are good at this. They make stuff we enjoy, stuff we love and are clear masters of their craft so people assume these mistakes won't happen.
When the truth is, and we've seen in consistently in their interviews, they don't care about continuity. As long as the overall feeling is right. It's a different attitude to film than the usual successful creators have.
That said, I love crack fan theories, I love the old No Prize spirit where fans try to explain the errors away, and I love that sometimes these things are on purpose and we in that golden period before the finale where we can pick them our and try and guess if any of them are clues. After Sunday, we can't do that anymore. So let's go nuts now! Its all a dream! Tulpamania! Secret Doppelganger Invasion!
On Monday, after I've seen the end, I'll accept there's mistakes. Until then we're having a Fan Theory Party!