Lost in the Movies (formerly The Dancing Image): February 2019 Patreon Podcasts: LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #1 - The Pilot and LOST IN THE MOVIES #52 - John Thorne conversation, pt. 2 & film in focus: First Reformed (+ Venezuelan crisis, my projects before tackling Journey, favorite films archive #89 - #79: Stop Making Sense, Place de la Republique, Platform, Miraculous Virgin, Schindler's List, Raging Bull, Syndromes and a Century, The End of Evangelion, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Wizard of Oz & more)

Sunday, February 24, 2019

February 2019 Patreon Podcasts: LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #1 - The Pilot and LOST IN THE MOVIES #52 - John Thorne conversation, pt. 2 & film in focus: First Reformed (+ Venezuelan crisis, my projects before tackling Journey, favorite films archive #89 - #79: Stop Making Sense, Place de la Republique, Platform, Miraculous Virgin, Schindler's List, Raging Bull, Syndromes and a Century, The End of Evangelion, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Wizard of Oz & more)


Although I'm saving the image for later publications, the big news this month is the official kickoff for Lost in Twin Peaks, my in-depth introcast/rewatch of the first two seasons (mostly spoiler-free for an eventual public audience, but with a spoiler section near the end). Today is the thirtieth anniversary of Cooper's arrival in town, so it seemed like the perfect time to cover that episode (I offered a preview of the podcast format last month by discussing The Missing Pieces). I had so much to say that I divided the recording into three sections...





On the main podcast, there are second entries in a couple ongoing endeavors. My conversation with John Thorne continues as we address Diane, the did-Cooper-do-it theory, and the shocking Twin Peaks spoiler that Lynch allowed to leak back in 2015. Meanwhile, the "100 of my favorite films" miniseries continues on Opening the Archive with my #89 - 79 entries). I'm also ending/pausing some other features: my last film in focus (at least for a while) will be Paul Schrader's First Reformed, which also concludes my Ethan Hawke series that began with Dead Poets Society in September. And my discussion of the Venezuelan crisis will be my last political section for now as I try to streamline the show's structure.


Episode 52: John Thorne's Twin Peaks conversation, pt. 2 / film in focus: First Reformed
(+ Venezuelan crisis, my projects before tackling Journey, favorite films archive #89 - #79: Stop Making Sense, Place de la Republique, Platform, Miraculous Virgin, Schindler's List, Raging Bull, Syndromes and a Century, The End of Evangelion, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Wizard of Oz & more)



From now on, I will publish monthly Patreon updates. When I begin releasing public podcasts, probably next year, I will post Patreon episodes in the same cross-posts as public ones; I'm trying to de-clutter the site somewhat so hopefully this helps. Patreon too is becoming simpler as I limit my activity to two monthly podcasts for now: one main episode for the $1/month patrons (usually including a general Twin Peaks discussion, listener feedback, podcast recommendations, quick updates on my work, and the reading aloud of archive reviews), and one Lost in Twin Peaks episode for the $5/month patrons. Those episodes will be released on a monthly basis to $1/month patrons with a six-month lag, beginning in July.

Podcast Line-Ups for...

...Lost in Twin Peaks #1

1A

INTRO

DAVID LYNCH'S BACKGROUND

MARK FROST'S BACKGROUND

EARLY LYNCH/FROST PROJECTS (Goddess, One Saliva Bubble, The Lumerians)

ORIGINS OF TWIN PEAKS (Peyton Place, town vs. dead girl, Hazel Drew mystery, death of Frost family friend, writer's strike)

PRE-PRODUCTION (casting, location, Sheryl Lee)

PRODUCTION (Laura home movie, alternate ending)

PROMOTION (director's screening, season 1 greenlit, media coverage)

TV CONTEXT (Movie of the Week, ratings, lead-in & rival programming)

HISTORICAL CONTEXT (#1 movie, TIME cover, world events)

CRITICAL RECEPTION: reading excerpts of press coverage

FAN/PERSONAL RECEPTION

1B

ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT DIFFERENT SECTIONS

THE OPENING OF THE PILOT

THE FEEL OF THE PILOT

THE STRUCTURE OF THE PILOT

OPENING CREDITS SEQUENCE

WHO KILLED LAURA PALMER? (individual clues, each part of the investigation, the big picture)

SCENES ORGANIZED BY LAURA STORY all new: Laura's murder / Laura's family / Laura & Bobby / Laura & James / Laura & Donna / Laura & Ronette / Laura's therapy / Laura's addiction / Laura's charity / Laura's sex work / Laura & Leo

SCENES ORGANIZED BY NON-LAURA STORY all new: Packard family / Briggs family / Audrey's rebellion (& Johnny's condition) / Ghostwood deal & Saw Mill plot / Shelly, Bobby & Leo / James & Donna / Nadine's drape runners / Teresa Banks case / Mike & Donna / Ed & Norma / Hank in prison / Josie & Truman / standalone scenes

LOCATIONS

CHARACTER RANKINGS (skip introductions since they're all new this episode)

COFFEE, PIE & DONUTS (& other food)

THE UNCANNY

WHAT IS TWIN PEAKS?

WHO IS AGENT COOPER?

WHO IS LAURA PALMER?

READINGS/CLIPS FROM MY OTHER WORK

SEMI-SPOILER SECTION (overall shape of the show without plot details):

BALANCE OF DARK & LIGHT, QUALITY & NARRATIVE THRUST (is the show going to resolve the murder mystery?)

CONTEMPORARY MEDIA SEMI-SPOILER COVERAGE (& alternate end disclaimer)

LOG LADY INTRO

READINGS/CLIPS FROM MY SEMI-SPOILER WORK (touch on film's subject) 

SPOILER SECTION (for future episodes):

CHARACTER MILESTONES

READINGS/CLIPS FROM MY SPOILER WORK

RANDOM OBSERVATIONS

OUTRO (clip from Journey video)


...Lost in the Movies Episode 52

INTRO

MONTHLY UPDATE: Lost in Twin Peaks - The Pilot, True Detective viewing diary

TWIN PEAKS REFLECTIONS: John Thorne conversation, pt. 2

LISTENER FEEDBACK: psychology & spirituality in Twin Peaks, Struggle Session's Fight Club episode, Cooper's enlightenment - end of Twin Peaks?, Lynch & analysis of intent, True Detective season 3

FILM IN FOCUS: First Reformed

OPENING THE ARCHIVE - Continuing the Favorites
#89 STOP MAKING SENSE
#88 PLACE DE LA REPUBLIQUE
#87 PLATFORM
#86 MIRACULOUS VIRGIN
#85 SCHINDLER'S LIST
#84 RAGING BULL
#83 SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY
#82 THE END OF EVANGELION
#81 THE CIVIL WAR
#80 THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD
#79 THE WIZARD OF OZ

OTHER TOPICS: Plan for pre-Journey Through Twin Peaks work

LOST IN POLITICS? Venezuela

PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS: Venezuela videos, Venezuela podcasts

OUTRO

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