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18 minutes ago, Vee said:

Everything with Naomi Watts, Amy Shiels (Candie the showgirl) and the Mitchum brothers in this episode is hilarious.

 

I've been sort of indifferent to the casino stuff but it was probably the best part of the show tonight for me (aside from the surprise cameo from the Log Lady - I'm so happy she got to close the book on her "Laura is the one" intro). Amy Shiels gave such a fascinating performance in some truly weird material. I don't know if Candie is heavily medicated, or just in some permanent trauma, but she would go from freaking me out (like when she accidentally hit Knepper with the remote) to annoying everyone by yammering away with Tom Sizemore instead of bringing him up to the office. 

 

I felt like the whole "men brutalize women" narrative was overplayed in this episode to the point of numbness, but the scenes with Richard, Sylvia and Johnny were extremely well done. They were very A Clockwork Orange. I know Lynch is a huge Kubrick fan. It was good to see the woman who plays Sylvia getting to do some acting. I wasn't surprised to see Ben's reaction to the whole thing - he can try to be good as much as he wants, the real Ben is never far from the surface. 

 

I never realized that some fans were sure Albert was gay and are therefore very offended by the story with Constance. I never really saw him that way - I never thought about his sexuality one way or the other. I don't need to see Albert in a romance but I like that he's found someone he can bond with. 

 

The Tammy stuff was weirder than usual in this episode. I'm not sure if she's going to turn out to be betraying them all and setting Diane up, or if it's a double betrayal from both ladies, or if it's a fakeout. 

 

I got the feeling that Janey-E will be dying soon...the whole thing of her finally having sexual fulfillment with Dougie and being happy in her marriage felt like closing some type of circle. And all the bloodshed would likely be what brings Cooper back. 

 

Kyle Maclachlan did a very good job in that last scene - the look on "Dougie's" face. He looked so innocent. 

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I really could give a fùck about some people's Gay Albert fanfic. I like Albert and Constance.

 

I think what Lynch presents of the men in this episode is that most of the 'bad' ones are weak or buffoons. The Mitchums are undone and flustered by Candie at every turn; they're like big kids. Ben gives in to temptation with Beverly because Sylvia emasculates him. Steven is a wreck. I think the material reflects far worse on those men. Even Carl is too weak in the face of evil to act, because what pervades the town is too strong for him to always stand against. His inaction in the face of horror is commonplace in America.

The Hornes scene was really unsettling, but they kept juxtaposing horror and comedy really well for me. I could've watched an hour of just Candie and the Mitchums. That was a hoot. And I loved Janey-E. I don't think she will die, but I do think Cooper will leave to face Twin Peaks and his double (and hopefully go back to her).

 

The shot of Laura was from FWWM, when Laura shows up at Donna's door after running into BOB in her bedroom. Really hope Diane is not the black hat she appears, because I think that scene with her and the Bad Dale in part 7 is a standout in its original context. I'm not sure what is going on there.

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10 minutes ago, Vee said:

The shot of Laura was from FWWM, when Laura shows up at Donna's door after running into BOB in her bedroom. Really hope Diane is not the black hat she appears, because I think that scene with her and the Bad Dale in part 7 is a standout in its original context. I'm not sure what is going on there.

 

Thanks for telling me where that scene was from. 

 

Sometimes I think that some of the fans who are most active in talking about the show may just not be on Lynch's wavelength or the wide generation gap comes into play. I saw some fans talking about how Janey took advantage of Dougie or that the scene was rape played for laughs. I didn't really take it that way (although I think we were maybe supposed to be a little uncomfortable).

 

I hope there will be another twist with Diane as well. The fact that we never saw her actually text back is what makes me wonder if all isn't as it seems. 

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Yeah, I have zero patience for the male rape hot takes that may come out of this episode.

 

I can't see Lynch turning Diane/Laura Dern into a villainess. There has to be more at work. Her reaction was too real.

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Looks official:

 

 

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Official details from Criterion on FWWM.

 

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:


• Restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director David Lynch
• 7.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray, supervised by Lynch
• Alternate original 2.0 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
• The Missing Pieces, ninety minutes of deleted and alternate takes from the film, assembled by Lynch
• New interview with actor Sheryl Lee
• Interviews from 2014 by Lynch with actors Lee, Ray Wise, and Grace Zabriskie
• More!
• PLUS: An interview with Lynch from the 2005 edition of filmmaker and writer Chris Rodley’s book Lynch on Lynch

 

So basically all that's here right now beyond the new Sheryl interview is previous stuff. The "more" new features have yet to be announced - I assume they will be at a later date.

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Today in Truth Stranger Than Twin Peaks: Herman Cain is posting Twin Peaks pix with all of his tweets.

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1 hour ago, Vee said:

Today in Truth Stranger Than Twin Peaks: Herman Cain is posting Twin Peaks pix with all of his tweets.

 

I burst out laughing when I saw the Jacoby one. Real life is more of a parody than any fictional parody could ever be. 

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New Commercials I Hate quote for next week's episode:

"Candie!"

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Eamon Farren (Richard) in a UK stage play (playing a 13-year-old boy, apparently). Adorable!

 

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