Lost in the Movies: TWIN PEAKS CONVERSATIONS #3 w/ John Thorne, creator of Wrapped in Plastic (YouTube & extended PATREON)

TWIN PEAKS CONVERSATIONS #3 w/ John Thorne, creator of Wrapped in Plastic (YouTube & extended PATREON)

My (literally) biggest Twin Peaks Conversations episode so far was actually published over a month ago on Halloween (I've already published another since then, though I'll wait a few more Sundays to officially cross-post it here). Due to my recently-lightened workload, especially the Lost in Twin Peaks public podcast, I'm only now finding the time to anchor it on this site as well.

There are few people I've talked to about Twin Peaks more - and in greater depth - than John Thorne. We first spoke in 2014, where a series of coincidences spun what was supposed to be a single interview into a week-after-week trilogy (one on his years at the center of the small but passionate fandom with the magazine Wrapped in Plastic, one on the then-brand new Missing Pieces release, and one on the sudden announcement that David Lynch and Mark Frost would return to Peaks). Several years later, he published a book collecting former Wrapped essays, interviews, and other material, and we dove into the season two finale, among other topics; finally, after The Return, I scheduled a single Patreon interview which ended up being spun into a a three-parter (here, here, and here) and then a surprise follow-up exploring his "The Return as Cooper's mediated reality" theory. And here we are now, continuing to hone in on the richest yet often most elusive aspects of season three: Diane, Judy, Carrie, and especially two big questions that we struggle to answer (and struggle with one another's attempts to answer as well). Who is Agent Cooper? And how does The Return amplify the pre-existing Twin Peaks? In particular, I engage with a challenging theory about the finale which rests on what we don't see as well as what we do. Much of this is in the second part of the conversation, but the first part - a lengthy full hour - delves into my guest's recent work and expands upon some of the analyses we've discussed before...

PART 1 on YouTube
(Embedded videos are having difficulty right now - you can jump here for this one.)

This time the second "half" isn't a half at all, but another two-thirds, twice as long as the already hefty clip I made public.

Episodes of his podcast on Diane & Kafka

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