Lost in the Movies (formerly The Dancing Image): Patreon update #29: 10th Anniversary Episode - Top 30 David Lynch/Twin Peaks pieces & Top 12 Video Essays (plus: the future of Lost in the Movies, plans for new Journey Through Twin Peaks & more) and description of Laura character study, pt. III

Monday, July 16, 2018

Patreon update #29: 10th Anniversary Episode - Top 30 David Lynch/Twin Peaks pieces & Top 12 Video Essays (plus: the future of Lost in the Movies, plans for new Journey Through Twin Peaks & more) and description of Laura character study, pt. III


SEPTEMBER UPDATE: This podcast is now public (and in illustrated video form) - more details here.

Today is the day. Ten years ago, probably around the time I'm writing this, I established my Blogger account, clicked "Create a New Blog," and chose the title "thedancingimage" to go with the "blogspot" domain. The name change to Lost in the Movies would come further down the line, along with many other transformations but that's where it all began.

I'm still working on my full archive page, which may or may not be divided into individual chapter posts (illustrated directories for thirty different "eras" of the site) to be shared over the coming month - particularly if that's something readers are interested in exploring that way (let me know). For now, the commemoration is in the form of this post, including a public list of my "top" David Lynch/Twin Peaks pieces and (non-Lynch) video essays from the past ten years. On the podcast for patrons (a great day to join if you've been thinking about it!) I offer my perspective on this work, providing background or explanations for each selection and also narrating a broad overview of the past decade on the site itself and in the big picture/background that informed my evolution as an author.

Finally, I share some plans for the future, including a lot of ideas for different projects and series, and a detailed breakdown of the chapters I'm planning for the new Journey Through Twin Peaks (as well as a list of "unseen" popular films that I might cover for another series). Considering the inquiries I've received about upcoming Journey videos, I'm guessing this will probably be the most intriguing part of the podcast for many listeners. However, there's a lot of other material to check out here as well, including shout-outs to the fellow travelers: guests or hosts of my work, as well as bloggers and other creators whose invidual paths crossed mine.




I also continued my recent biweekly preview format, outlining my approach to an upcoming character study, in this case Laura Palmer again. Laura's timeline has proved lengthier than I expected, so this is the third of four previews (after her, I'll delve into Cooper).

The podcast's Return rewatch will resume next week (on schedule for the one-year anniversary of Part 11), and I'm not sure yet what will be going on for Lost in the Movies itself in the coming days and weeks. I may post individual chapters of the archive each day or I may just publish links to them as pages in one single post. Either way, I hope you continue to enjoy exploring the archive, as well as reading, viewing, or listening to my future work...


THE PUBLIC LIST OF TOP LYNCH/PEAKS PIECES & VIDEO ESSAYS:
(follow links to visit the selections, listen to the podcast to hear me discuss each one)

TOP 5 DAVID LYNCH POSTS
TOP 25 TWIN PEAKS POST
TOP 12 VIDEO ESSAYS
FELLOW TRAVELERS
if you're intrigued by other blog titles I mention, definitely search them out - most are also included in the blogroll of Lost in the Movies (on the sidebar)

Line-up for Episode 29

INTRO, pt. 1: getting started 10 years ago

INTRO, pt. 2: plan for this episode

WEEKLY UPDATE/recent posts: Wire series (image issues & maybe upcoming discussions of various first seasons)

WEEKLY UPDATE/Patreon: 2nd tier biweekly preview - Laura Palmer character study Pt. III *(correction: the "SPIRIT" section will actually be in the *next* preview, Pt. IV on Jul. 25)

WEEKLY UPDATE/works in progress: Mad Men season 2 premiere

FULL ARCHIVE POST *(correction: at the time of recording, I thought this would be ready in time for the anniversary, but it wasn't - so it's still upcoming)

10 YEARS IN 10 MINUTES: Brief history of Lost in the Movies

TWIN PEAKS REFLECTIONS: Top 30 David Lynch/Twin Peaks pieces (5 on Lynch, 25 on Peaks)

FILMS IN FOCUS: Top 12 video essays

OTHER TOPICS: The big picture/background: shift in blogosphere's ecosystem, drifting from cinephilia

FELLOW TRAVELERS: shout-outs to various guests and/or bloggers from the past decade

THE FUTURE OF LOST IN THE MOVIES, pt. 1: various projects/ideas

THE FUTURE OF LOST IN THE MOVIES, pt. 2: plan for Journey Through Twin Peaks chapters (+ character series, Olympic series, video essay seasons)

THE FUTURE OF LOST IN THE MOVIES, pt. 3: list of top "unseen" films I might review in a series, 1919 - 2018

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