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May 3 17 1:43 PM

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New episodes coming out this month. Not a "remake" but a continuation of the series, 25 years later.

I'm not much of a TV watcher... in fact, I had never even seen the original until a couple of weeks ago, when my wife (herself anticipating the new season) practically begged me to watch.I got hooked really fast and watched the whole series as well as the prequel film.

Incredible score by Angelo Badalamenti, gorgeous photography, and incredible direction by David Lynch. I'm now super hyped to see the new season, too.

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May 3 17 4:30 PM

way back around 2003, a big gang of us had a regular twin peaks night as we worked our way through the series. we'd get together once every week or two and watch a few episodes (on VHS. old school). people would make pies and we'd have endless pots of coffee. those were some good, good times. 

first 1/3 of the second season is kinda rough sledding, but otherwise it's super duper. so many great characters. the only one i never liked was donna, whose only line seemed to be "JAMES!" at varying levels of hysteria.

the best part: grady tate on the drums!

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May 4 17 12:54 AM

 
the best part: grady tate on the drums!

This!
I worked with David Lynch a few times during this period & after, and one of MY favorite parts was soloing up Grady Tate's drum stems.
I've never heard anyone else be so articulate & funky & musical with brushes.

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May 4 17 7:40 AM

I did not realize that was grady tate!

For me, the first 1/3 of the second season was some of the best. It sort of seemed to lose its way for me in the middle of the second season-- I'll avoid spoilers, just in case-- before recovering spectacularly in the last few episodes.

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May 4 17 8:44 AM

I remember when the sessions for the original series were being done in NY. The synths were done by a friend of mine, Kinny Landrum. I also remember having very weird dreams after a few episodes of the original show. It's a little funny for me to listen to younger people talk about binge watching the original series, while I remember the unfolding episodes. Sometimes it was so bizarre and eerie I wasn't sure if it was boring or interesting. I feel the same way about the music of the sixties - you younger people see that music as a complete body of music while I remember waiting for each new Beatles record and wondering what it would be. Then being completely blown away by how cool each new record was.

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May 4 17 11:02 AM

seth wrote:
...I feel the same way about the music of the sixties - you younger people see that music as a complete body of music while I remember waiting for each new Beatles record and wondering what it would be. Then being completely blown away by how cool each new record was.

 
Experiencing it in real time gives a different perspective and, imo, a deeper understanding of the significance of new developments and how they affected creative aspects of other artists and ventures.  

I watched the original Twin Peaks series in real time and I felt like David Lynch had a big chunk of the tv watching public in the palm of his hand there for a while.  It'll be interesting to see if he can do it again.  Regarding binge watching, my wife and I watched the entire run of "Breaking Bad" in a 10 day period--I think I figured out that it was 46.5 hours of programming.  With that show in particular, I can't imaging the excruciating wait between episodes and seasons that would have been part of watching it in real time.  And one of the most amazing parts of that show was the seamless continuity of the characters from start to finish: I don't think that would have been nearly as obvious in real time watching.  

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May 4 17 11:10 AM

The new Twin Peaks was apparently filmed in one long go, as one giant "movie," and was chopped up into episodes AFTER the final cut! Which I think is pretty cool. There was no fixed number of episodes in the contract. Lynch apparently had complete creative control, I think it just had to be 8 or more episodes. I think it ended up being 21.

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May 4 17 12:00 PM

seth wrote:
 I remember waiting for each new Beatles record and wondering what it would be. Then being completely blown away by how cool each new record was.
 


you are very lucky to have that experience! 

i feel the same way about the first 3 metallica records:) some of my most vivid memories actually.

re: grady tate....if i remember right, there's one episode towards the end of the second season where the better part of the score is just grady fucking around on the kit. it's sooooo good. 
 

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May 4 17 12:16 PM

maarvold wrote:
my wife and I watched the entire run of "Breaking Bad" in a 10 day period
 


i just finished watching that again. was up till 4:30 last night watching the last 4 episodes. incredible show. i couldn't hit the "next episode" button fast enough, i can't imagine having to wait a week between each one!
 

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May 4 17 2:54 PM

Have you guys seen those episodes of Louie where David Lynch plays a character who is training Louis C.K. to be a talk show host? So great.

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May 4 17 8:36 PM

David Lynch is an inspiration to me. "Eraserhead" was an early cult classic. He went on to make some other iconic films ("Dune", "Blue Velvet") and the much adored TV series "Twin Peaks". I started making films when I was 14 years old. I made my own lenses by epoxying lens elements together to create wide angle and telephoto lens for my cheap Kodak Super 8 camera. I eventally got some better equipment and started experimenting with stop action film making. The experience of being behind the camera and then editing was an education in itself. All this experience was incredibly helpful when my recording studio diversified into video production in the late 1980s.

David Lynch actually made a film in Wisconsin ("Straight Story") just outside the rural area where I grew up, which is about the coolest thing ever.

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May 29 17 9:20 AM

So my wife and I watched the 1st 2 hour installment of the latest "Twin Peaks" the other night.  I think I'm safe in saying that nobody would ever judge David Lynch's concepts as being normal.  I actually thought it was great--as did my wife--and, compared to "Blue Velvet" (for example), Dr. Hunter Thompson's saying springs to mind: "When the going get tough, the weird turn pro".  Although I had to wait until near the end, I was happy to see Ray Wise in it (also love him in "Fresh Off the Boat"--which is rooted in the opposite side of the 'weirdness galaxy').  Make sure you're paying attention because there is so much information coming your way, often framed by crazy-ass shit, that it makes for a fairly wild ride.  Interested to see more.  

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