mtwentz wrote: ↑Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:32 am
Brad D wrote: ↑Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:33 pm
Just now I sort of wondered, how did Sarah get away with literally killing a dude in a bar?
How does a coin magically suspend in mid air? Why does an insurance company executive seem happy to pay out a multimillion dollar claim?
Love it or hate it, the entirety if TPTR is probably taking place in Cooper’s mind. He is re-integrating, or attempting to re-integrate, his fractured psyche.
Some time ago I had stumbled upon Pete Namlook's "Psychonavigation" series, whose fifth instalment has the "Cryosleep Part 1 - Preparation" track that had an uncanny resemblance to Dark Space Low (and also predates it, being from 2002), here
is the post I made back then, so I do agree with mtwents here. Yes, it may be circumstantial evidence, but I find it compelling nonetheless.
The Roadhouse acts I now simply consider as Audrey's dreams, strictly based on how they ended. And once you look at those scenes from that angle, I think quite a few illogical things become logical.
So there is something about Cooper and his dreamworld, and then something about Audrey and her dreamworld. And the town itself that is a reflection of the time the show was made in. You cannot compare late 1980s with late 2010s. Just like wine from the same region and climate will have a different taste and flavour, where one year's crop can be preferred to another, becoming more expensive and prestigious.
It has been almost five years now, so what about it all? I think it is still (profoundly) disappointing, but it has a solid kernel, buried very deep within. There is quite a lot of chaff, but some wheat nonetheless that still makes it worth it, if you stumble upon it. To me "It all cannot be said aloud now" and "You'd better hurry, my mother is coming" always send chills down my spine. Overall though, it somehow just fell apart, dissipated into thin air; it never reached its potential, and was despite everything good I could find about it, a wasted opportunity. A dud.