Lost in the Movies: August 2020 Patreon podcasts: LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #19 - Season 2 Episode 11 and LOST IN THE MOVIES #70 - Twin Peaks cinema - Sunset Boulevard (+ new schedule for Journey Through Twin Peaks/other projects, Twin Peaks Reflections: Lodwick, Sternwood, One Eyed Jack's, Partyland, Hank's criminal activities/Part 10 & more)

August 2020 Patreon podcasts: LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #19 - Season 2 Episode 11 and LOST IN THE MOVIES #70 - Twin Peaks cinema - Sunset Boulevard (+ new schedule for Journey Through Twin Peaks/other projects, Twin Peaks Reflections: Lodwick, Sternwood, One Eyed Jack's, Partyland, Hank's criminal activities/Part 10 & more)


I originally planned to cover the surreal Robert Altman film 3 Women on my patron podcast this month, but at the last minute I was reminded that August 2020 is the seventieth anniversary of Sunset Boulevard's premiere. So I switched gears and drove into the heart of the midcentury American film industry. The Billy Wilder classic has some surface (and deeper) ties to Twin Peaks as well as other David Lynch films and I enjoyed digging into it for the first time in twelve years. My 2008 review of the film as part of a Hollywood-on-Hollywood series, one of my favorite essays, is also incorporated into the Opening the Archive reading series. I also cover several characters, locations and storylines on both sides of the law, and spend a lot of time laying out my plans for the fall, winter, and spring with an emphasis on how I hope to get back into the rhythm of Journey Through Twin Peaks after a summer of delays. And my Lost in Twin Peaks rewatch dives into the thick of mid-season two, dissecting where the show went right and wrong...








Podcast Line-Ups for...

Lost in Twin Peaks #19

INTRO

THE OPENING OF THE EPISODE 

DIRECTOR/WRITER 

PRODUCTION & TV CONTEXT
(when it aired, ratings, surrounding shows) 

HISTORICAL CONTEXT
(#1 movie: Home Alone w/ an aside on The Simpsons, news including Euro Summit, TIME cover: anticipating the Gulf War) 

MEDIA COVERAGE 

FAN RECEPTION
w/ Usenet quotes (no dugpa forum comments this time) 

PERSONAL RECEPTION 

THE FEEL OF THE EPISODE 

THE STRUCTURE OF THE EPISODE
(including "previously on" recap + from now on, the storyline with the most scenes) 

SCENES ORGANIZED BY LAURA STORY 
Murder / Family / Ben relationship 

SCENES ORGANIZED BY NON-LAURA STORY 
(*mentioned Packard family material in Josie, Eckhardt & Andrew section) / Briggs family / Ghostwood deal & Saw Mill fire / Norma & Hank / Josie & Harry / Cooper & Audrey / Drugs in Twin Peaks - DEA investigation (now includes Jean's revenge, Hank & Ernie) / Ben & One Eyed Jack's / Josie, Eckhardt & Andrew (combines Eckhardt in Hong Kong & Andrew's death) / Lucy's pregnancy - Little Nicky / Windom Earle (now includes Cooper history) / Super Teen Nadine / M.T. Wentz & Norma's mother / Mystery of the woods / Milford bride 
New: James & Evelyn / Denise's transition / Ben's crack-up 

LOCATIONS 

CHARACTERS
(introductions, first interactions, rankings, absences) 

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

THE MYTHOLOGY
(formerly "The Uncanny") 

WHAT IS TWIN PEAKS? 

WHO IS AGENT COOPER? 

WHO IS LAURA PALMER? 

READINGS/CLIPS FROM MY OTHER WORK 

LOG LADY INTRO & NEXT TIME PREVIEW 

SPOILER SECTION
(for future episodes) 

EPISODE RANK (w/ READING FROM OTHER WORK) & CHARACTER MILESTONES
+ observations about the name "Dougie" 

READING FROM OTHER WORK
+ season 3 update 

RANDOM OBSERVATIONS


Lost in the Movies #70

INTRO

MONTHLY UPDATE (recently published): public podcasts on Before Sunset, Before Midnight & Medium Cool, Late Summer Update - reading passage about plans for fall, updating Top Posts, Picture Gallery & archive chapter for spring

MONTHLY UPDATE (behind the scenes): no Journey Through Twin Peaks, Mad Men season 4 viewing diary + anticipating upcoming Mad Men seasons, Mark Frost books

UPCOMING PLANS INTO OCTOBER: finishing Paladin Prophecy books, edit Journey chapter 34, re-editing film segments for 2020 public podcasts, finishing Frost's golf books & creating Journey chapter 35, may pause for September Patreon podcast, organize Part 5, October Patreon podcast, create new Path Through Journey schedule

PROSPECTIVE SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER WEEKLY SCHEDULE: August Patreon round-up (September 3), Boyhood public podcast (September 10), Journey chapter 34 (September 15), Twin Peaks episode directors public podcast (September 24), September Patreon round-up (October 1), Gattaca public podcast (October 8), Journey Part 5 round-up including chapter 35 (October 13), Dead Poets Society public podcast (October 22), October Patreon round-up (October 29), new "Path Through Journey..." schedule (November 6), Mad Men season 4 viewing diary every Monday (November 9 - February 1)

UPCOMING PLANS INTO 2021: creating November - June Patreon podcasts, re-editing film segments for January - June public podcasts, writing Mad Men season 5 viewing diary, if done before December 1: Citizen Kane video essays/Twin Peaks character series/Mad Men season 6 viewing diary, after December 1 (or Mad Men season 5 if still writing in December): Journey focus (research for Journey Part 6, write/record Part 6 narration, edit & publish remaining Journey chapters)

TWIN PEAKS REFLECTIONS: Lodwick, Sternwood / One Eyed Jack's, Partyland / Hank's criminal activities + Part 10

TWIN PEAKS CINEMA: Sunset Boulevard

OPENING THE ARCHIVE: Sunset Boulevard & Twin Peaks + Hooray for (Hating) Hollywood: Sunset Boulevard essay + short excerpts from other pieces, inclusion on lists etc

OUTRO



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