Synopsis Often, many creatures in Season 3 speak in a weird, backward way. The way this technique is performed, the actor or actress will record something spoken normally. They will then play that backward, and record themselves trying to imitate the backward recording. That new recording will then be played backward, and that is the final … Continue reading Understanding the Purpose of Backward Talking
Synopsis Lynch uses a sophisticated and thought out code, writ large across the sounds and animations he uses, to communicate aspects of the Twin Peaks story to us. One piece of that code is a certain type of effect: in certain scenes, Lynch uses a jittery, staticky animation, replete with frame drops, skips, and jump … Continue reading The Meaning Behind Smooth and Jittery Animations
Synopsis The Mike Guitar Twang Sound In many scenes during this season we here two audio cues-- this guitar twang, and an ethereal, subdued background music. Often accompanied together Hypothesis When we hear the Guitar Twang, or the ethereal lodge music, it means Mike is onscreen, present, or somehow involved immediately in the events onscreen … Continue reading The Guitar Twang and Ethereal Lodge Music are Code For Mike Activity
Synopsis The Scratchy Electricity Sound We here this full, scratchy electric sound a number of times throughout the new season. It's clearly part of Lynch's audiovisual code-- a tool to help guide us through the narrative of TPTR. Hypothesis The scratchy electricity sound is a signifier of Lodge-Creature related activity: When it's being played, … Continue reading What is the Significance of the Scratchy Electricity Sound? What about the Utility Poles?
Feature Image via the tremendouswallpapers.com Synopsis It seems out of character that Mr. C, who goes to great lengths to remain hidden to authorities, would stage Ruth and Major Briggs. Why not just dispose of the bodies? And why stage Briggs body when he knows it would get so much attention from the FBI and … Continue reading Mr. C’s Plan For the Blue Rose Task Force
Synopsis We know the Mauve Zone, the place where the Fireman lives, and the place with Naido's Palace. We also know the Convenience Store, which came into exist during the Trinity Test and serves as some kind of nexus point for Lodge entities. Hypothesis The Convenience store is an access point for the Mauve Zone … Continue reading Accessing the Mauve Zone Via the Convenience Store
Synopsis Kettle Jeffries, or Machine Jeffries, is the season 3 incarnation of mysterious FBI Agent Phillip Jeffries from Fire Walk With Me. He appears as a steaming machine in a mysterious room, accessible only via the Convenience Store. Hypothesis Kettle Jeffries exists in a room in the Mauve Zone. The Facts When Mr. C visits … Continue reading Phillip Jeffries (Kettle Jeffries) Is In the Mauve Zone
Synopsis We only see the *real* Dougie Jones briefly: He's talking to Jade, the prostitute, when his arms go numb. He has what appears to be a heart attack, crawls, into the living room, vomits, then is whisked away with animation that is distinctly tied to how Tulpas disappear. Hypothesis Dougie Jones, the Tulpa, was … Continue reading Mr. C Created Dougie Jones