Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

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  1. Matt Stone

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    Alrighty, I consider myself a David Lynch fan for the most part...I've seen most of his movies, and love interviews with him...but I was only 9 when Twin Peaks was on TV so I never watched it. And of course I've never seen Fire Walk With Me, that is until tonight. It was on IFC and I thought I'd watch it...and I'm sitting here as puzzled as ever. Can anyone start to explain things for me or at least point me to a webpage or something?

    I do understand that I should have seen the series first, but watching the movie was spur of the moment thing.

    Anyway, thx for the info...
     
  2. Michael Reuben

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    It's too bad you watched TPFWWM, because you've now deprived yourself of much of the suspense when you do watch the series. And, frankly, watching the series all the way through is the only way to make sense of TPFWWM. The series lays out the "realistic" framework (such as it is) of the Laura Palmer story, and then the film kicks it over into nightmare territory. The nightmare isn't nearly as effective unless you've first absorbed the realist elements, and it's not something that can be done from reading a synopsis or a FAQ.

    M.
     
  3. Matt Stone

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    Well alrighty, then I really did make a mistake watching the film.

    I think the only way out is to jump off of my balcony...because after watching it, I can't laugh, I can't smile...I can't do anything...hehe.

    Seriously though...I'll just try to get my hands on the series no matter how devoit of pleasure it may now be...it will at least explain things.
     
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    I really wish there was something at the beginning of FWWM that says something like "If you haven't seen the other Twin Peaks episodes, and plan to see them, don't watch this movie until you're finished with the Twin Peaks series, because it'll ruin the Twin Peaks series for you!"
     
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    This is the wrong thread but it sorta fits..

    I also ALMOST watched FWWM but didn't and I have never seen Twin Peaks but I want to now that the DVDs are out.

    Before I purchase the DVDs, is the series sufficiently concluded? I would be hesitant to invest in the DVDs based on recommendation and a love for David Lynch alone if the series is left up in the air. =(
     
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    Doug, be aware that the Pilot episode has not been released on DVD in North America, and so is not included in the recently released 1st season DVD box set. You can go rent the series, but watching the pilot is CRUCIAL to setting up the whole story. Seriously, don't even think about watching the series without first watching the pilot.
    You'll have to look for that on VHS, unless you can find a video store that has bought the "All Regions" DVD. I bought mine on eBay, but I was surprised to see that Amazon.com lists it.
    If you have to opt for the VHS, be aware that what you'll see is not what TV viewers saw (or what's on the All Regions DVD). Lynch had to tack on a stupid ending for theatrical release in Europe. You'll have to disregard the last 10 or so minutes as not really being part of the original pilot. There's some kind of rights dispute regarding the original version that aired on US TV, which is why it hasn't been released here yet, but AFAIK, the All Regions DVD is an honest-to-goodness official release in Taiwan and Hong Kong, and is not a bootleg.
    Here's a couple of reviews of it:
    http://www.theblacklodge.com/tpfwwmdvd/pilotreview.html
    http://www.dvdfile.com/software/revi...aks_pilot.html
    I just found this Home Theater Forum FAQ:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...in+Peaks+Pilot
    The Pilot is, IMHO, one of the best things ever shown on TV.
    Vickie
     
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    This clue might help you:

    (Shouting) "This is Lil, She's my Brother's Sister's Girl."
     
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    I'm just like Matt, I'm a big Lynch fan, but was too young to watch the series when it was first broadcast. I saw TPFWWM a few years ago, and I really, really enjoyed it until Chris Isaac disappeared - from then I just didn't have a single clue what was going on! [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, but the major thread of TWIN PEAKS is resolved midway through season 2 in an extraordinarily satisfying way.

    It's really too bad that you've learned so much before seeing the series for the first time, but don't deprive yourself. If you liked FWWM, you're gonna love the Twin Peaks series. And Artisan's DVD package is absolutely top-notch, possibly the greatest DVD package of a television series ever. Looks great, sounds great... my only complaint are the less-than-intuitive, somewhat unweildy menues.

    (And IMO the pilot episode isn't crucial to your appreciation of the series, but it's easily available on eBay for the low price of $19.99 shipped and is an excellent, excellent film in its own right. Don't deprive yourself, because it may well become harder and harder to find the longer you wait.)
     
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    Since this thread is 'all things Lynch'; I happened to see a LD on sale for about $20 ,"Symphony ....????" by David Lynch.

    Anyone heard about (or have seen this)? I know his store is going on line soon but the disc seems pretty rare.

    Any Lynch experts?
     
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    Bill

    Much thanks!

    This forum is an incredible knowledge DataBase
     
  17. Matt Stone

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    Okay...sorry to revive the dead thread, but I thought that I remembered someone on the forum selling the all regions pilot... If there was, are there any copies still for sale?

    Thx for the info.
     

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