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VIDEO

Narrated Video Essays

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

Journey Through Twin Peaks: season three edition (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)

"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)

Laying out the format for new Journey Through Twin Peaks

More updates on new Journey Through Twin Peaks Part 5

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


My schedule for returning to Journey Through Twin Peaks Part 6



WRITING

Viewing Diaries

TWIN PEAKS First Time Viewer Companion
(including my original season three 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 three)

Elements of Fire Walk With Me in Season Three

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/when/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)

The History of Journey Through Twin Peaks (creating Pt. 5)

+ Brief Commemoration of...
10 Years regularly covering Twin Peaks


Character Studies

Advance entries (Patreon)
as of July 6, 2024: full new or revised among #30 - 16


(revised for 2023 to include season three)



(revised for 2023 to include The Final Dossier)

(revised for 2023 to include season three)




(revised for 2023 to include season three)




(revised for 2023 to include The Final Dossier)





(revised for 2023 to include season three)


(revised for 2023 to include The Final Dossier)




(revised for 2023 to include season three)

(revised for 2023 to include season three)

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(revised for 2023 to include season three)

(revised for 2023 to include season three)


(revised for 2023 to include season three)

(revised for 2023 to include The Final Dossier)

(revised for 2023 to include season three)


(revised for 2023 to include season three)



WRITING ON OTHER DAVID LYNCH WORK

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


COMPARISONS, ASIDES, UPDATES, ETC.

(Brief film comparisons)

The Birth of a Nation

Breaking Bad (1)(2)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


It's a Wonderful Life

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

Laura

+ more briefly, (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)(12)(13)


Road House

Top of the Lake (1)(2)

Veronica Mars: extended comparison to episode "Chino and the Man"
+ more briefly, (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)

White Heat

(very brief film/TV asides)

Band of Outsiders


Chinatown

Civilisation (influence on Journey videos)

Neon Genesis Evangelion & The End of Evangelion (1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8)(9)(10)(11)

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) • (6 - slightly longer comparison) • (7) • (8)

Vertigo

The Virgin Spring

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

(outdated character entries still on the record)

(excludes season three)

Major Garland Briggs, USAF
(excludes season three)

(excludes season three)

Albert Rosenfield
(excludes season three)

(excludes season three)

(excludes season three)

Jerry Horne
(excludes season three)

(excludes The Final Dossier)

(excludes season three)

(excludes season three)

(excludes The Final Dossier)

(excludes The Final Dossier)

(excludes season three)

The Singer
(excludes season three)

(excludes season three)

Betty Briggs
(excludes season three)

(excludes The Final Dossier)

(excludes season three)

(excludes season three)

(excludes season three)

Sylvia Horne
(excludes season three)

Heidi
(excludes season three)

Very minor characters
(excludes season three)

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