Lost in the Movies: Films by Twin Peaks episode directors - Halloweentown, Zelly & Me, Now and Then, The Escape Artist (TWIN PEAKS CINEMA podcast #1/LOST IN THE MOVIES podcast #6)

Films by Twin Peaks episode directors - Halloweentown, Zelly & Me, Now and Then, The Escape Artist (TWIN PEAKS CINEMA podcast #1/LOST IN THE MOVIES podcast #6)


For over a year, I've been publishing "Twin Peaks Cinema" podcasts on my Patreon, and now it's time to begin sharing them publicly. I decided to start with capsules on four features by Twin Peaks season one directors Duwayne Dunham, Tina Rathborne, Lesli Linka Glatter, and Caleb Deschanel. Their work is discussed both on its own terms and in light of not just Twin Peaks more broadly but their own specific episodes of the series. Often, oddly enough, the greatest links are found not in their visual style (although there's some of that) but in the screenplays they didn't even write! As Cooper once said, "when two events occur simultaneously pertaining to the same object of inquiry, we must always pay strict attention."

This is an opportune moment for this episode since my long-planned Journey Through Twin Peaks chapter covering this particular topic should finally see the light of day in the next week or two - plus one of the films' holiday spirit is relevant as the weather changes, the leaves fall, and the last day of October approaches (though of course this isn't going to be much of a year for trick-or-treating). Although the films were grouped chronologically - based on the directors' first visits to Twin Peaks - they all share a common theme, centering children as their protagonists. For whatever reason, the world as seen by adolescents and preteens, in all its excitement, melancholy, and confusion, provided a great gateway into that small town in the woods.


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