cinemartin wrote:Personally, I find the talk of reediting season 2 more cringeworthy than adding the "May The Giant Be With You" titles. I find all the second guessing of Lynch's creative thought processes in this vein to betray a lack of understanding about Lynch's work from the time period
People have always been and continue to be unhappy with the ABSENCE of Lynch.
"I had very little to do with Season 2, and I’m not happy with it. Up until “Who Killed Laura Palmer?” I was with it 100 percent, and then it drifted away."
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... -west.html
You seem to speak as though the rough patch is season two is David Lynch's work, but the problem for many is that for the most part it is not. You appear to make several more statements under this assumption, but I don't think those statements need to be addressed individually. The answer to all of them is that it's not really Lynch's work, but something to which he retained a tenuous connection.
cinemartin wrote:most of the scorn I'm seeing lately by some regarding Season 2 is of the comedic goings on in Twin Peaks during that time. Would we be editing out the hospital food bit from the second season opener in the potential reedit? That was almost certainly a Lynch creation.
The general complaints are about the section after the reveal of the murderer, and before the finale. None of these complaints are new, and they're generally about quality and cohesiveness, not something so simple as not enjoying comedic bits. I'd recommend watching every Q&A installment of the USC Twin Peaks retrospective series for insight from the many people involved in its creation.
cinemartin wrote:Also, the talk of Lynch not working well with collaborators is completely false
It seems like one or two people said they thought Lynch's film work, where he is definitively in the driver's seat, was generally stronger than some of Twin Peaks, where Lynch was a co-creator, the implication being that if Lynch was definitively in the driver's seat for all of Twin Peaks, it would be even better. Maybe, maybe not, but I don't think it's meant to be a general comment about Lynch working with others.
As for talk of editing the rough patch of season two, people love Twin Peaks, and they like to rewatch it, but for most there's a long stretch where the character of the show suddenly changes for the worse. Many view this stretch as something of a necessary slog, because the parts they don't enjoy are intertwined with a few jewels and the overall narrative arc which eventually gets us to the beloved finale. It's natural that some people would wish to sculpt things to remove some of what they find tedious and not in keeping with the best of the series. It's a creative impulse born from a love of what's felt to be the true essence of that universe.