Lost Highway set in the same world as Twin Peaks?

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Lost Highway set in the same world as Twin Peaks?

Postby Medard » Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:32 am

Browsing trough Wikipedia I stumbeld upon this:

Lynch has also stated that Twin Peaks and Lost Highway take place in the same world.


It's been a while since I've seen Lost Highway, but it's never occored to me that Twin Peaks and Lost Highway where connected.
Has anyone else noticed any connection between the two?
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Postby goodguyseatpie » Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:33 am

I think folks could probably stretch some similarities and common motifs, but I remain unconvinced.

Wikipedia is famous for ungrounded assertions. I'd like to see the original source of the Lynch quote. Wikipedia doesn't mention when or in what interview Lynch said they are in the same world.
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Postby sloclub » Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:38 pm

I've also heard of a connection between TP and Mulholland Dr. Interesting if true.
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Postby snikgrif » Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:39 am

The only connection I see in all three, Twin Peaks, Lost Highway and Mulholland Drive, is the state of minds of the characters that commit murder. They all kill someone they love, but can't have. They all retreat into a different state of mind to cope with what they have done. Leyland into a split personality, Fred into a Psychogenic Fugue and Diane into a dream. They also all come to realize the truth in the end. Maybe this could be seen as the same world? The world of the mind?
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Postby sloclub » Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:54 am

If you go with mind, maybe we may as well go with Self, or even some ethereal plane. Some higher place where we all connect.
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Postby snikgrif » Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:19 am

sloclub wrote:If you go with mind, maybe we may as well go with Self, or even some ethereal plane. Some higher place where we all connect.


That is not what I mean, the connection I am suggesting is that all three deal with dual states, doppelgangers, split states of mind, call it what you will. Not that the characters actually meet up in some ethereal plane, or any where else. The world I mean is the personal one that their characters enter, in some cases by mental stress or by supernatural means. They experience a delusional world (sometimes of escape), this is what is common in all three, not that they connect in any way or live on the same street or whatever.

Diane/Betty and Fred/Pete are obvious. In Twin Peaks lots of characters experience dual states of mind/personalty . Leland and Coop/ Bob, Agent Denis/Denise as a man dressing as a woman, Ben Horne/General Lee, Nadine reverting to childhood, Albert Rosenfeld from nasty to nice, Laura's two lives, Jacobi's different coloured specs show a split down the middle, even the title Twin Peaks shows duplicity, etc.etc. the list goes on. The common thread is the duality of the characters personalities and/or mental states.
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Postby silenttwn » Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:45 pm

I think the link between Lost Highway, Mulholland Dr., and Twin Peaks is the fact that all of them deal with the paranormal or at least can be interpretted that way. You could easily make the assumption that the paranormal forces at work in those movies all come from the same place.
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Postby snikgrif » Sun Apr 22, 2007 2:30 pm

silenttwn wrote: You could easily make the assumption that the paranormal forces at work in those movies all come from the same place.


Yes, there is that aspect to it. All three have strange characters from another dimension/place in them that seem to be running things in the background.
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Postby Myelin » Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:57 pm

Something fun that just struck me was from the diner scene in Mulholland Drive. First we have two guys one younger than the other talking about I cant remember. But, after they both leave, the camera focuses on their breakfast 2 eggs sunny side up, bacon "cremated" or very badly burned and
O.J. Now this was very familiar lol. Coop's breakfast in Twin Peaks.
I know the movie is a hell of a lot deeper than my lame analysis, but this scene just hit me, and I thought, that has to be an homage to Coop. Thats what I remember thinking when I first saw it in the cinema.
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Postby Christian1989 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:53 am

goodguyseatpie wrote:I think folks could probably stretch some similarities and common motifs, but I remain unconvinced.

Wikipedia is famous for ungrounded assertions. I'd like to see the original source of the Lynch quote. Wikipedia doesn't mention when or in what interview Lynch said they are in the same world.


If I'm not mistaken I believe I first read it in the book The Complete Lynch.
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Re: Lost Highway set in the same world as Twin Peaks?

Postby Kiddo » Wed May 28, 2008 6:23 pm

Wikipedia is hardly a trustworthy source.
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Re: Lost Highway set in the same world as Twin Peaks?

Postby Evenreven » Thu May 29, 2008 4:43 am

Uh, did you read the post directly above yours? :)
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Re: Lost Highway set in the same world as Twin Peaks?

Postby Dr. Jacoby » Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:10 pm

Just watched Lost Highway last night for the first time in about 10 years. I noticed the mention of "garland" as well as "sycamore" at some point in the film. I also really liked the red curtains nearly identical to those in the black lodge.
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Re: Lost Highway set in the same world as Twin Peaks?

Postby Swim to Heaven » Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:38 am

Dr. Jacoby wrote:Just watched Lost Highway last night for the first time in about 10 years. I noticed the mention of "garland" as well as "sycamore" at some point in the film. I also really liked the red curtains nearly identical to those in the black lodge.


The curtains in Silencio also look the same. :)
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Re: Lost Highway set in the same world as Twin Peaks?

Postby EZamor » Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:06 am

mark frost has stated that what became "mulholland dr." was originally an idea for a "twin peaks" sequel:

Mark Frost: "[Mulholland Dr.] started as a conversation David and I were having about a sequel to Twin Peaks. We wanted to take the Audrey Horn character, played by Cheryl, to Hollywood. I proposed Mulholland Drive, which I lived on, as a title. He sold it as a pilot to ABC and then convinced the French that if he shot 45 more minutes, he could make something out of it. I haven't seen it. I heard it was a mess. I knew that the pilot was a mess."

btw, this quote is from a 2002 interview. the full transcript is available here:
http://www.lukeford.net/profiles/profil ... _frost.htm

david lynch himself has alluded to a MH/TP connection, but in a much more vague way (is he ever very specific?).

David Lynch: "I got the idea for 'Mulholland Drive' when I was working on 'Twin Peaks'."

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