Lost in the Movies: September 2020 Patreon podcasts: LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #20 - Season 2 Episode 12 and LOST IN THE MOVIES #71 - Twin Peaks Cinema - 3 Women (+ Archive reading on Robert Altman: The Long Goodbye, Gosford Park, Tanner '88, Twin Peaks Reflections: Leo, Shelly, Ben, Johnson house, Town hall, Cooper and Audrey/Wild at Heart & more)

September 2020 Patreon podcasts: LOST IN TWIN PEAKS #20 - Season 2 Episode 12 and LOST IN THE MOVIES #71 - Twin Peaks Cinema - 3 Women (+ Archive reading on Robert Altman: The Long Goodbye, Gosford Park, Tanner '88, Twin Peaks Reflections: Leo, Shelly, Ben, Johnson house, Town hall, Cooper and Audrey/Wild at Heart & more)


update 10/16: the Lost in Twin Peaks episode has been published

For the first and hopefully only time, I needed to postpone my monthly patron rewards. For four months, I'd been promising a new Journey Through Twin Peaks chapter only to run into obstacles and obligations and in mid-September it was time to finally make that video an absolute priority. Several weeks later, I debuted Chapter 34: A Candle in Every Window (about the original series collaborators) and could at last catch up with these new podcasts. One is up and the other will be soon, as I continue my trek into mid-second season of Twin Peaks and have a surprisingly fun time applying my fairly rigorous format to its silliness. I also spent a little longer than usual on "Twin Peaks Reflections" in my main podcast, unsurprising given the importance of the three characters under discussion this month. And speaking of three...

Robert Altman's 3 Women, released just weeks after Eraserhead, initially came to mind as a possible "Twin Peaks Cinema" entry mostly on the basis of its title, which I've humored stealing for an upcoming Journey chapter on Sarah, Diane, and "Judy" (or perhaps Audrey or Carrie, among other characters). I'd noticed that season three is, for both Lynch and Twin Peaks more generally, an unusually male-centric narrative...the most notable female characters almost appear to inhabit some parallel story we only glimpse sideways throughout. That gendered aspect is present in Altman's strange seventies surrealist tale as well (although there the title characters are very much at the forefront). And other elements rise into view as I consider 3 Women in light of Peaks old and new. After my observations on that particular movie, I read over an hour of Altman material previously included on this site, including essays on three favorites. One of those re-readings has already inspired me to dive deeper into Altman's most explicitly political work when (if?) this current election season ends.







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Lost in Twin Peaks #20

INTRO

THE OPENING OF THE EPISODE

DIRECTOR/WRITER

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

HISTORICAL CONTEXT
(Congress passes Gulf War resolution, TIME cover: 1990's Men of the Year - The Two George Bushes)

MEDIA COVERAGE

FAN RECEPTION
w/ Usenet quotes + PERSONAL RECEPTION

PERSONAL RECEPTION

THE FEEL OF THE EPISODE

THE STRUCTURE OF THE EPISODE
(including "previously on" recap & top storyline)

SCENES ORGANIZED BY STORY
Packard family / Briggs family / Horne family / Ghostwood deal & Saw Mill fire / Mike & Donna (forgot to mention its return last time) / Ed & Norma / Hank's enterprises / Cooper & Audrey / Drugs in Twin Peaks - DEA investigation / Ben & One Eyed Jack's / Josie, Eckhardt & Andrew / Lucy's pregnancy - Little Nicky / Windom Earle & Cooper's history / Bobby's new job (formerly Bobby's blackmail) / Mystery of the woods (now includes Cooper's mysterious message) / Super Teen Nadine / Milford bride / James & Evelyn / Denise's transition / Ben's crack-up

LOCATIONS

CHARACTERS
(introductions, first interactions, rankings, absences)

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

THE MYTHOLOGY & 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

READING FROM OTHER WORK

RANDOM OBSERVATIONS


Lost in the Movies #71

INTRO

MONTHLY UPDATE (recently published): Journey Through Twin Peaks chapter 34: A Candle in Every Window; public podcasts on Twin Peaks episode director films, Boyhood, Gattaca; Path through Journey Through Twin Peaks; directories for Left of the Movies, Twin Peaks Cinema, Referenced in Journey Through Twin Peaks

MONTHLY UPDATE (behind the scenes): Mark Frost books, focus totally on Twin Peaks video

TWIN PEAKS REFLECTIONS: Leo, Shelly, Ben / Johnson house, Town hall / Cooper and Audrey + Wild at Heart

TWIN PEAKS CINEMA: 3 Women

OPENING THE ARCHIVE (3 Women): short excerpts from other pieces, inclusion on lists, featured images etc

OPENING THE ARCHIVE (Robert Altman's other films): The Long Goodbye full review, Gosford Park full review, Tanner '88 capsule + short excerpts from other pieces, inclusion on lists, featured images etc

OUTRO



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