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Narrated Video Essays

Journey Through Twin Peaks
Twenty-eight chapters exploring Twin Peaks' thematic path through clips and commentary

Journey Through Twin Peaks: season 3 edition (1)(2)(3) (4)(5)(6)(7)(8) (ongoing)
New chapters exploring the Showtime series and the lead-up to it

comparison to Neon Genesis Evangelion
What do a sci-fi anime and supernatural soap opera have in common?

Non-Narrated Video Essays

Meshes of Lynch
Maya Deren's 1943 experimental classic echoes through Twin Peaks and other Lynch films

Take This Baby and Deliver It to Death
Trauma and repression in Twin Peaks and David Lynch's first six features

Other Videos

Clip series chapter 27: A Dark Dawn (1990 - 93)

Laying out the format for new Journey Through Twin Peaks

More updates on new Journey Through Twin Peaks

"Killer's reveal" montage w/ W.B. Yeats poem
Journey Through Twin Peaks excerpt as a standalone

Journey Through Twin Peaks excerpt as a standalone

(all other video mentions - starting from the earliest)

brief clip in intro montage to video clip series

clips from Journey Through Twin Peaks illustrating new video essay approach

video montage of Evangelion/Peaks episode juxtapositions

inclusion in Cinepoem videos (1 - music only)(2 - brief clip)

teaser for Journey Through Twin Peaks chapter 36 due to publication delay

update on Journey Through Twin Peaks chapter 36 (& more) after publication

update on Journey Through Twin Peaks especially postponed chapter 34


Viewing Diaries

TWIN PEAKS First Time Viewer Companion
(including my original season 3 viewing diary)
Responses to each episode, ranging in size, with links or embedded videos of my previous coverage at the end of each piece + essays written immediately after watching each new episode of the Showtime series

Ranking the episodes of the first two seasons from least to most favorite, with a write-up on each

My first rewatch of the series (and also my first viewing diary) reviews the first seventeen episodes and then skips to the season two finale

Film Reviews

My First Viewing of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

My First Viewing of Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces

Fire Walk With Me belongs in the Criterion Collection

Fire Walk With Me as a standalone film (Favorites series entry)

Fire Walk With Me & all Lynch-directed episodes

Fire Walk With Me compared to Jacques Rivette's Joan the Maid

General Essays

4 Ways to Watch Fire Walk With Me: Art Film, Horror Movie, Lynch Project, Twin Peaks Episode

Three Seasons of Twin Peaks (TV Countdown series entry)

Secret Histories Return to Twin Peaks (Mark Frost's books & season 3)

Elements of Fire Walk With Me in Season 3

This Cherry Pie is a Miracle! (Twin Peaks at 25)

"Meta" theory on Cooper, Windom, and Bob

It's a Strange World: the evolution of David Lynch's work

My Journey into Lynchland

Fan Culture Wars (the fandoms of Twin Peaks, Neon Genesis Evangelion & the Star Wars prequels)

My Adventures in Television

Introducing Journey Through Twin Peaks to fans: Who/what/where/whey/why/how

The History of Journey Through Twin Peaks (what led up to the videos, creating Pt. 1)

The History of Journey Through Twin Peaks (creating Pts. 2 - 4)

Character Studies

The Spirits of Twin Peaks

Major Garland Briggs, USAF

Madeleine "Maddy" Ferguson

Sarah Palmer

Albert Rosenfield

Windom Earle

Nadine Hurley

Hank Jennings

Dr. Lawrence Jacoby

Jerry Horne

Dick Tremayne

Annie Blackburn

FBI Agents Chester "Chet" Desmond and Sam Stanley

Mike Nelson

Evelyn Marsh

Harold Smith

FBI Chief Gordon Cole

John Justice Wheeler

Eileen Hayward

Phillip Gerard

Lana Budding Milford

Mayor Dwayne Milford

Jean Renault

Ronette Pulaski

Jacques Renault

Ernie Niles

Andrew Packard

Margaret "The Log Lady" Lanterman

The Singer

Black Rose "Blackie" O'Reilly

DEA Agent Denise Bryson

Betty Briggs

Emory Battis

Judge Clinton Sternwood

Mountie Preston King

Deputy Cliff Howard

Room Service Waiter

FBI Agent Roger Hardy

Malcolm Sloan

Sheriff Cable

Jonathan Kumagai

Vivan Niles

Teresa Banks

Tim Pinkle

Thomas Eckhardt

Invitation to Love


Johnny Horne

Einar Thorson

Carl Rodd

Dougie Milford

Rusty Tomaski

Phillip Jeffries

Sylvia Horne

Daryl Lodwick

"Little Nicky" Needleman

Nancy O'Reilly


Randy St. Croix

Trudy Chelgren

Louie "Birdsong" Budway


Minor or "hidden" characters

Very minor characters


Blue Velvet review

Comparing Blue Velvet to The Duchess of Langeais

Comparing Eraserhead to Paris Belongs to Us

My First Viewing of Inland Empire: full review

Comparing Inland Empire to The Story of Marie & Julien

My First Viewing of Lost Highway: full review

Comparing Lost Highway to Duelle

Mulholland Drive review for the Favorites series

Comparing Mulholland Drive to Celine and Julie Go Boating

Comparing Wild at Heart to L'Amour Fou

DVD review: The Short Films of David Lynch

David Lynch: The Art Life review


(Brief film comparisons)

The Birth of a Nation

Breaking Bad (1)(2)

It's a Wonderful Life

The Kingdom (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)


Mad Men (1)(2)(3)

Road House

Top of the Lake (1)(2)

Veronica Mars (extended comparison in season 4)
+ more briefly, (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)

White Heat

(very brief film/TV asides)

Band of Outsiders


Civilisation (influence on Journey videos)

Neon Genesis Evangelion & The End of Evangelion (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)

The Prisoner (1 - the premiere)(2 - the finale)(3 - conversation w/ fan)

The Shining

Star Trek

Star Wars

Tropical Malady

True Detective (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)


The Virgin Spring

The X-Files (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)

(all other prose mentions - starting from the earliest)

brief note of influence on my short film

my exploration of Twin Peaks in 2014

introduction comparing Fire Walk With Me to a Jacques Rivette film

in relation to cinephilia (1) (2)

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