Understanding the Purpose of Backward Talking

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.┬áThat new recording will then be played backward, and that is the final … Continue reading Understanding the Purpose of Backward Talking

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The Meaning Behind Smooth and Jittery Animations

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

What is the Significance of the Scratchy Electricity Sound? What about the Utility Poles?

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?

Are The Experiment and Judy Related?

Synopsis There seem to be three larger-than-life antagonistic forces at work in Season 3. One is Mr. C. Another is the Experiment, the Bob-vomiting, lover-slashing humanoid we see in episodes 1, 8, and 14. Lastly, there's Judy: an abstract "extreme negative energy" pursued by Cooper, Briggs, Jeffries, and inquired after by Mr. C. Hypothesis Judy … Continue reading Are The Experiment and Judy Related?

What the Fireman’s Clothes Reveal (And it’s surprisingly important)

Synopsis During Season 3, we see the Fireman a number one times: Talking to Coop in Ep. 1, Responding to the bomb in Ep. 8, or meeting with Andy in Ep. 14. He's played by Carel Struyken, the same actor who played the Giant in the original series, and he's wearing similar clothes: the bowtie … Continue reading What the Fireman’s Clothes Reveal (And it’s surprisingly important)