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?
Synopsis The Ruth Davenport murder is one of the least understood side narratives of the new season. In Buckhorn, South Dakota, Bill Hastings is accused of murdering the librarian which whom he was having an affair, and reveals that the two of them found an interdimensional "zone" involving Mr. C, Major Briggs, and the Woodsmen. … Continue reading Who Killed Ruth Davenport?
Synopsis In Episode 9, we learn Hastings has visited Major Briggs twice. In the second meeting, he recounts interference by a group of "others," as he describes them. We know that many of those others are the Woodsmen, but there are still unanswered questions surrounding the events of Hastings' second meeting. Hypothesis Mr. C also … Continue reading Mr. C Made It to the Meeting Between Hastings and Briggs in the Zone
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?