Lost in the Movies: March 2019 Patreon Podcasts: LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #2 - Season 1 Episode 2 and LOST IN THE MOVIES #53 - John Thorne conversation, pt. 3 (+ Roma, problematic art/artists, Venezuela, Late Spring, The River, La Roue, Pandora's Box, Gone With the Wind, Ivan the Terrible Part II, Scarface, Jaws, The Seventh Seal, God's Country, Satantango, podcast recommendations, Listener Feedback bonus - Catholicism vs. Protestantism in First Reformed, Democratic Socialists of America, Spirituality & Psychology in Twin Peaks & much, much more)

March 2019 Patreon Podcasts: LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #2 - Season 1 Episode 2 and LOST IN THE MOVIES #53 - John Thorne conversation, pt. 3 (+ Roma, problematic art/artists, Venezuela, Late Spring, The River, La Roue, Pandora's Box, Gone With the Wind, Ivan the Terrible Part II, Scarface, Jaws, The Seventh Seal, God's Country, Satantango, podcast recommendations, Listener Feedback bonus - Catholicism vs. Protestantism in First Reformed, Democratic Socialists of America, Spirituality & Psychology in Twin Peaks & much, much more)


As winter turns to spring, I thought my podcasts were going to become more streamlined, but even as I pare my approach down to its essentials there's way too much material to keep the titles short, let alone the episodes. For starters, my "Lost in Twin Peaks" rewatch podcast continues for second-tier patrons with an extensive overview of the first regular episode in season one. This incorporates everything from my analysis of the episode's structure to what went down on Cheers the night that Twin Peaks made its Thursday debut.

On the main episode, John Thorne and I wrap up our extended Twin Peaks conversation...for now. We zoom in on questions about Judy, the Experiment, and Diane (among others) and I won't be surprised if we do this again, soon, because just in the time since recording this John has already revised some of his thoughts on Cooper and written about them for The Blue Rose. The archive "favorites" series continues with a mix of very obscure, hard-to-find titles and a couple of the biggest blockbusters of all time, and after offering some brief reflections on the recent Academy Awards ceremony and the acclaimed nominee (but not winner) Roma I end the episode with an extended podcast recommendations session. This yields long deep dives into topics like problematic art and artists, the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, and Bernie Sanders' 2020 campaign.

Episode 53: John Thorne's Twin Peaks conversation, pt. 3
(+ Roma, Oscars, True Detective season 1, podcast recommendations, problematic art/artists, Venezuelan crisis, favorite films archive #78 - 68: Late Spring, The River, La Roue, Pandora's Box, Gone With the Wind, Ivan the Terrible Part II, Scarface, Jaws, The Seventh Seal, God's Country, Satantango & more)

I've been thinking for a while that it might become necessary to present listener feedback as an independent, bonus entry alongside the main podcast and it surely was this month. Often the feedback circulates around Twin Peaks, but in February and March there were a number of topics provoking fascinating discussions. Some are tangentially Peaks-related (whether trauma or mysticism, or both, provides a better lens for the show's drama, branching off into conversations about Carl Jung and the David Cronenberg film A Dangerous Method, about early psychoanalysis). Others aren't at all (including a dive into the theology and ethos of First Reformed - ok, maybe that gets a little Peaks-y - and a fascinating report from a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, one of the fastest-growing political organizations in the U.S., about the community work they are doing in San Francisco). You'll have to scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post for the full array of topics, because I couldn't even to begin to fit them all into the title.

Episode 53 (listener feedback bonus)
First Reformed & Catholicism vs. Protestantism, Democratic Socialists of America, Spirituality vs. Psychology, Carl Jung, A Dangerous Method, Trauma in Twin Peaks, Netflix movies, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, DC vs. Marvel, True Detective season 3, critique of my Satyajit Ray video, how I cover Twin Peaks & more

Podcast Line-Ups for...


...Lost in Twin Peaks #2

INTRO

THE OPENING OF THE EPISODE

DIRECTOR/WRITERS

PRODUCTION CONTEXT

TV CONTEXT (when it aired, ratings, lead-in is Father Dowling Mysteries & rival programming including Cheers)

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

CRITICAL RECEPTION

FAN RECEPTION

PERSONAL RECEPTION 

THE FEEL OF THE EPISODE

THE STRUCTURE OF THE EPISODE

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

SCENES ORGANIZED BY LAURA STORY
Murder / Family / Bobby / James / Donna / Ronette / Therapy / Drugs (using) / Drugs (selling) / Charity / Leo - new: Spirituality / "Mystery Man" / Log Lady visions

SCENES ORGANIZED BY NON-LAURA STORY
Packard family / Briggs family / Horne family / Ghostwood deal & Saw Mill plot / Shelly, Bobby & Leo / James & Donna / Nadine's drape runners / Mike & Donna / Ed & Norma / Josie & Harry - new: Cooper & Audrey / Cocaine in Twin Peaks / Stakeout at the Roadhouse / The Bookhouse Boys / One-armed man / standalone scenes

LOCATIONS

CHARACTERS (introductions, first interactions, rankings)

COFFEE, PIE & DONUTS (+ other food & cigarettes)

THE UNCANNY

WHAT IS TWIN PEAKS?

WHO IS AGENT COOPER?

WHO IS LAURA PALMER?

READINGS FROM MY OTHER WORK

SPECULATION FROM 1990 (media & Usenet)

SEMI-SPOILER SECTION (later context & overall shape of the show):

NEXT ON TWIN PEAKS & LOG LADY INTRO

READINGS FROM MY SEMI-SPOILER WORK (including episode rank)

SPOILER SECTION (for future episodes):

CHARACTER MILESTONES

READINGS FROM MY SPOILER WORK

RANDOM OBSERVATIONS


...Lost in the Movies Episode 53

(main)

INTRO

MONTHLY UPDATE (published): True Detective viewing diary, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised review, line-up for Lost in Twin Peaks - The Pilot podcast

MONTHLY UPDATE (work in progress): 3 1/2 Minute Review video for The Wind in the Willows, Mad Men viewing diary, Hill Street Blues research, Thirteen review, Inside Out review, Veronica Mars viewing diary, Twin Peaks Unwrapped - Lynch Madness podcast

TWIN PEAKS REFLECTIONS: John Thorne conversation, pt. 3

OPENING THE ARCHIVE - Continuing the Favorites
#78 LATE SPRING
#77 THE RIVER
#76 LA ROUE
#75 PANDORA'S BOX
#74 GONE WITH THE WIND
#73 IVAN THE TERRIBLE, PART II
#72 SCARFACE
#71 JAWS
#70 THE SEVENTH SEAL
#69 GOD'S COUNTRY
#68 SATANTANGO

OTHER TOPICS: Academy Awards, Roma, mention other films (Isn't It Romantic, Free Solo), True Detective season 1, Ilhan Omar/Venezuela/presidential candidates, podcast recommendations (4 highlights: Omar interview/AOC interview/Triumph of the Will/Bernie 2020, more titles, Venezuelan analysis)

OUTRO

(listener feedback bonus)

INTRO

HOW I RESEARCH TWIN PEAKS & WHY MY PRESENTATION IS DIFFERENT NOW

FIRST REFORMED

SPIRITUALITY VS. PSYCHOLOGY IN TWIN PEAKS

CARL JUNG & A DANGEROUS METHOD

THE DEAD ZONE & TWIN PEAKS

TRAUMA IN TWIN PEAKS

COOPER'S FAILURE & THE PALMER HOUSE

ROSES, ANGELS & TIBETAN BUDDHISM

BEFORE MIDNIGHT

DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA

MICHAEL & US PODCAST

WHAT MAKES A NETFLIX MOVIE?

THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS

DC CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

SITE COMMENTS (including True Detective, The X-Files, The Killing/The Asphalt Jungle)

YOUTUBE COMMENTS (including Neon Genesis Evangelion, Harry Dean Stanton, critique of my video essay Learning to Look: Eye Contact in The Big City, the end of The Big City, temporary takedown of a Journey Through Twin Peaks chapter - *resolved after this recording, when am I continuing Journey, Andrew's Nicholas McCarthy essay)

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