Lost in the Movies: Images from a return to Twin Peaks (2 of 2): Mark Frost, Other Collaborators, and The Return

Images from a return to Twin Peaks (2 of 2): Mark Frost, Other Collaborators, and The Return

The first collection features many other screenshots from Part 5
(corresponding to chapters 29-33 on YouTube)

This concludes my screenshot collection of all juxtapositions, superimpositions, explanatory titles, collage-like mosaics or other visual manipulations from my video essay series Journey Through Twin Peaks Part 5 - "Over the Mountain Pass". This process has escalated with each part - for Parts 1 and 2, a few screenshots were included alongside the videos; Part 3 featured many more, and by Part 4 there were so many screenshots I needed a whole separate post for them. By Part 5, I had to split this screenshot collection in two, and this round-up right here is over twice as long as the previous one. The Mark Frost section in particular is cluttered with original compositions, which is what happens when you need to visualize the work of someone whose output was frequently literary. As a result, that standalone video on YouTube (chapter 35) took months to create, far longer than any other individual entry in Journey (you can also watch chapter 34, about the original series collaborators, and chapter 36, a chronological journey through the third season, on YouTube). Hopefully this offers an enjoyable opportunity to pause and explore the various comparisons and illustrations on their own, separate from the whole.

A haunted movie theater in Duwayne Dunham's lighthearted Halloweentown...
...evokes a far more somber moment in a spooky Twin Peaks location

the original thirty episodes

Mary Sweeney edited the killer's reveal

most episodes edited by a tight rotation of three

Lynch-directed episodes edited by Jonathan Shaw

only Lynch-directed episode edited by Toni Morgan

Duwayne Dunham edited both season premieres

All season one guest directors returned for season two...

...and new guest directors were invited.

comparing a film and an episode from every Peaks director

overlaying the empty sets with their use on the penultimate episode

Ron Garcia shot both the pilot and the prequel...
...despite their radically different textures.

original series writers

"There are things you can't get anywhere. But we dream they can be found in other people."

"If I'm ever lost, I hope you're the man they send to find me."

"In another time, another culture, he may have been a seer, a shaman priest. In our world he's a shoe salesman and lives among the shadows."

Robert Engels brought to the show and the film a wry, almost Howard Hawksian camaraderie (and rivalry) between both male...

...and female characters...

...a sympathetic ear for the pathos of teen angst...

...and a strong affinity for those mythological, conceptual touchstones.

domestic abuse in Mark Frost's first two Hill Street Blues scripts

hidden lives vs. public reputations

wearing a wire that goes up in smoke

celebrating Jose Raul Capablanca

Both Hill Street Blues and Twin Peaks use a police station as their anchoring location...

...unfold in an archetypal fictional town...

...are structured using mini-arcs that unfold over several episodes...

...and usually follow a single day from early in the morning...

...to late at night.

Mark Frost's journey in TV

Each Lynch/Frost project montage contains a hidden Easter egg from season three.
See if you can spot them...

the Lynch/Frost collaboration was functionally over as soon as it reached the public

American Chronicles

On the Air

New Orleans in Storyville & American Chronicles

crew and actors from Twin Peaks...
...and Hill Street Blues in Storyville

The List of Seven sequel anticipates the Twin Peaks sequel

the two Peaks creators return to TV, separately

Mark Frost adapts his own book, The Greatest Game Ever Played

Mark Frost makes room for many digressions in his Bobby Jones biography...

four ways The Secret History anticipates the new approach of season three

more from that montage:

The new series breaks down into groups of episodes and major events...

...just like the original series.

cinematic echoes in the first half of Part 8

dialogue, costume, and action break continuity

Harley Peyton wonders if Parts 17 and 18 form a disguised double album...

...out of two solo albums, one by Mark Frost, the other by David Lynch.

Parts 17 and 18 have a similar story arc

dissolving between the moods and modes of Parts 17 and 18

the trees become the motel with a matching camera move
(hard to capture in a screenshot)

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