Synopsis In Episode 3, Coop visits Naido's Palace in the Mauve Zone. Naido takes Coop upstairs, out of her room ,and pulls a lever. When Coop returns, inside there's a character played by Phoebe Augustine (Ronette Pulaski) credited only as "American Girl." What is her backstory? Why is she there? Who is her mother? Hypothesis … Continue reading Who Is The American Girl In Naido’s Palace?
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?
Synopsis In Part 16, one of the big reveals of the episode was that not only had Mr. C raped Diane, but Diane herself was a Tulpa. In Part 17, we find out that Naido is actually the original Diane. How did Diane end up disguised, blind, and gagged? How did she end up in … Continue reading What was Mr. C’s role regarding Naido?
Synopsis In Episode 3, we see Dougie Tulpa decompose in the Waiting Room. What comes out of him is a gold "seed," and a black, floating rock. Additionally, in Episode 5, we see Mr. C communicate with his Argentina Box, after which the box self-destructs into a small, black rock. Hypothesis Dougie's black rock and … Continue reading What Is The Black Stuff Dougie and the Argentina Box Are Made Of?
Now might be a good time to talk about Lynch's Language of cameras, because we use it extensively in this blog-- some other examples include: Analysis of the Furnace Scene with James Reveals some Weird Things A Cooper Scene in the Waiting Room is a Flashback, Laura is the Little Girl Who Lived Down the … Continue reading A Quick Note On Camera Techniques in Twin Peaks