Thursday, April 24, 2014

TWIN PEAKS: DAYS 20-26

Now we arrive at the weakest link in the otherwise brilliant run of Twin PeaksDays 20-26. That's not to say these episodes do not contain many brilliant moments, too, but the pulse-pounding momentum of the show screeches to a halt here. We jump off the rails for a brief span to explore some fun tangents and some not-so-fun tangents. This is the third article of a five-part series to re-title and summarize the Twin Peaks series and prequel movie for the benefit of the imminent Blu-Ray release.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

TWIN PEAKS RETROSPECTIVE (WEEK 1)

Someone recently posted on YouTube the first in an ongoing series of lectures being moderated by Alex Ago, the Director of Programming at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. This week he moderates an informative question and answer session with series Co-Creator Mark Frost, Editor Duwayne Dunham, Director of Photography Ron Garcia, and Sarah Palmer herself, the great Grace Zabriskie.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID LYNCH

Whoa. David Lynch has come back into the mainstream's zeitgeist in a big way this year. So as we join together in wishing Mr. Lynch a wonderful birthday this year, let us take a moment to reflect on some of the extraordinary things he has been up to this past year.

Monday, December 31, 2012

TWIN PEAKS: DAYS 9-17

In this article we will continue where we left off in last month's article by summarizing and retitling the next segment of episodes in Mark Frost and David Lynch's groundbreaking Twin Peaks (1990-91) TV series. As I mentioned before, I am writing these articles in anticipation of the show's eventual Blu-Ray release to offer my respectful suggestions, completely free of charge, on how to best summarize Twin Peaks' episodes in any and all future releases of the show. Since Twin Peaks is an important milestone in the development of the current golden age of modern TV dramas, we should pay particular care and attention to the way it will be presented to future viewers from here on out.

Friday, November 16, 2012

TWIN PEAKS: DAYS 1-8

Over the next few months, I will share new episode titles and summaries for David Lynch and Mark Frost's TV series Twin Peaks (1990-91) and its prequel film Fire Walk with Me (1992). Since I never encountered an episode guide with sufficiently descriptive yet brief titles and synopses that really do the series justice, I created some myself. I invite the producers of the inevitable Blu-Ray release of Twin Peaks to include any or all of these titles and summaries in their box set free of charge, if they feel so inclined. At least these articles might provide the producers with a good launching platform when creating their own guide.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

IT'S A STRANGE WORLD... WITH FRANK CRONOGUE!

Here is a video presentation of Frank Cronogue's first podcast, with guests Michael Warren (Filmmaker) and Tiffany Anne Tondut (Poet). Topics include Halloween, Out-of-Body Experience, the Burning Question: "Where do Flies Go in Winter?", and David Lynch's "The Alphabet." You can find more episodes of Frank Cronogue's podcast here and music, including his single featuring vocals by Kimmy Robertson (Twin Peaks) here. You can find more from Tiffany Anne Tondut at her blog.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

THE RING SYMBOL

David Lynch frequently carries over similar symbols from film to film, which enables us to better understand otherwise complex cinematic concepts more easily by triangulating every time that symbol is used. In other words, the surreal language of Lynch's films becomes clearer as you watch more of them. As the variations on these themes progress from film to film, the use of the symbol tends to become more abstract. With this video we will take a look at one of the most important motifs of David Lynch's films: The Ring Symbol.

Friday, September 28, 2012

35TH ANNIVERSARY OF ERASERHEAD (1977)

Today we celebrate the 35th anniversary of David Lynch's Eraserhead (1977) world premiere held at the Waverly Theater in New York City! Congratulations David Lynch on a meaningful career filled with unforgettable films of substance and style. All my efforts in writing this article series has been in support of celebrating this milestone in your career, and is the reason for my site's title: 35 Years of David Lynch. To celebrate this momentous occasion, I released one still image from each of your films and TV episodes that you directed throughout your career. I also embedded one or more favorites from your interviews and/or documentaries centered around your life and career.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

35TH ANNIVERSARY COUNTDOWN #1

Tomorrow we celebrate the 35th anniversary of David Lynch's Eraserhead (1977) world premiere held in New York City. I wrote this article series to celebrate this milestone in David Lynch's career, hence the reason for my site's title: 35 Years of David Lynch. To celebrate this momentous occasion, each day leading up to the anniversary I have been releasing one still image from every film and TV episode directed by David Lynch throughout his career. I have also embedded one of my favorite David Lynch interviews or documentaries along with each still.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

35TH ANNIVERSARY COUNTDOWN #2

As we approach the 35th anniversary of David Lynch's Eraserhead (1977) world premiere held in New York City, we celebrate the cause for writing this article series, which is in support of celebrating this milestone in David Lynch's career. It's the reason for my site's title: 35 Years of David Lynch. To celebrate this momentous occasion, each day leading up the anniversary I will release one still image from every film and TV episode directed by David Lynch throughout his career. I will also embed one of my favorite David Lynch interviews or documentaries along with each still.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

35TH ANNIVERSARY COUNTDOWN #3

In four days we will celebrate the 35th anniversary of David Lynch's Eraserhead (1977) world premiere held in New York City. All my efforts in writing this article series was in support of celebrating this milestone in David Lynch's career, hence the reason for my site's title: 35 Years of David Lynch. To celebrate this momentous occasion, each day leading up to the anniversary I will release one still image from every film and TV episode directed by David Lynch throughout his career. I will also embed one of my favorite David Lynch interviews or documentaries along with each still.

Monday, September 24, 2012

35TH ANNIVERSARY COUNTDOWN #4

In just under a week we will celebrate the 35th anniversary of David Lynch's Eraserhead (1977) world premiere held in New York City. All my efforts in writing this article series was in support of celebrating this milestone in David Lynch's career, hence the reason for my site's title: 35 Years of David Lynch. To celebrate this momentous occasion, each day leading up to the anniversary I will release one still image from every film and TV episode directed by David Lynch throughout his career. I will also embed one of my favorite David Lynch interviews or documentaries along with each still.