Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Zooey Deschanel was as close to being raised in Twin Peaks (1990-91) as a child can be. Mary Jo Deschanel, Zooey's mother, played the role of Donna's wheelchair-bound mother: Eileen Hayward. Caleb Deschanel, Zooey's father, is a successful cinematographer and directed three episodes of Twin Peaks. Now we just need some stories from director Stephen Gyllenhall's brood, Jake or Maggie Gyllenhall, to round out the collection.
The star of Elf (2003), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), and 500 Days of Summer (2009) discusses her parents' involvement with Twin Peaks and how she would sneak around to watch it all. Twin Peaks Co-Creator Mark Frost just tweeted our article with the introduction: "When Zooey met Bob..."
Here is a less time-specific version of the same interview excerpt on youtube, which is helpful for international readers who cannot watch the Hulu clip. Skip ahead to 01:35 for the relevant portion of the clip.

Friday, March 16, 2012


We recently released a poll asking you whose motion pictures you would like us to discuss in our next series of articles to be done in the spirit of 35 Years of David Lynch. We presented you with the choice of 21 A-List Filmmakers. Ten weeks and 166 votes later, your selection results are tallied below and we can announce the winner: Stanley Kubrick!