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May 4, 2017

Join Elise Moore and David Fiore as they gear up for David Lynch's imminent return to the Pacific Northwest with an extended discussion of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. We'll be covering every episode of the show's much-anticipated third season, and we're more excited than ever after our most recent viewing of the director's divisive prequel/coda. Powered by Sheryl Lee's galvanizing performance, Lynch's first "Woman In Trouble" masterpiece emerged from the ashes of the TV show's rather confused (to put it charitably) second season. This Passion of Laura Palmer is a centrifuge which separates all of the most potently Manichean elements out of the folksy flannel Brigadoon Lynch and Frost had created for the network - generating some of the most soaring and soul-shatteringly debilitating moments ever filmed.

We worry that Season 3 may walk back FWWM's extraordinary final shots of Laura, Coop and the Angel; talk a lot about Victor Fleming's hyper-Freudian 1941 version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; and bear witness to the liberatory power of a sex-negative worldview (at least in some artistic contexts - don't try it in real life!)   


Time (Travel) Table:

0:01:37  Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me    


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Lynch Links:

The Lodgers, with Kate Rennebohm, Simon Howell, and friends 

Diane, with Rosie & the Gang


Intro Credits:

The Dream Syndicate "That's What You Always Say"

Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten (along with Debussy's music) in William Dieterle's Portrait of Jennie (1948)


Outro Credits:

Bette Davis + lounge singer in Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory (1939)


Original Another Kind of Distance artwork by Lee McClure