The Raven and its meaning in Twin Peaks

This is a guest post by Pamela Tarajcak, friend of the site and moderator at Twin Peaks: Between Two Worlds, Facebook group. The scene is well-known from Season 1 Episode 5, “Cooper’s Dreams.” Four men trudge through a forest trying to find a cabin where the beginnings of a night of crime occurred. Throughout this …

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The Secret History of Twin Peaks: Margaret Lanterman (Secrets & Mysteries, Part 5)

From the beginning, when FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper asks, “Who’s the lady with the log?”[1] I was fascinated by Margaret “The Log Lady” Lanterman and her story.  How did she become The Log Lady?  Was she always in tune to the trees, owls, and the nature of Twin Peaks around her?  Could she always …

Lynch Night: The 60-Cycle Alternating Noir Narrative of Ronnie Rocket

David Lynch’s as-yet-produced Ronnie Rocket: The Absurd Mystery of the Strange Forces of Existence has been covered many times before, usually couched under the question “will David Lynch ever make it?” It has also likely been covered at length in forums, but I have not consulted those sources. Of course, this is the screenplay he …

Reputation, Love, Existence, and Perception — Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

Warning: Spoilers for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) ahead. Birdman begins with text from Raymond Carver’s poem “Late Fragment,” presented alongside the gloriously unpredictable drumming of Antonio Sánchez: “And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so? I did. And what did you want? To call myself beloved, to feel …

The Men Are Not What They Seem: Shattering Fragile Masculinity in Twin Peaks

The following is a guest post by Lee Stepien, an American freelance writer currently based in Paris. He has a Master’s degree from the Sorbonne, where he specialized in gender studies in American cinema.  Please leave a comment and let Lee know what you think! In both Twin Peaks: The Return and daily life in 2018, …

Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier – A Deep Dive Review and Analysis (Part 1)

Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier is recommended especially for the fans of Twin Peaks who didn't like The Secret History of Twin Peaks, but is good for all Twin Peaks fans, even the ones who want to keep the mystery alive. The book, on its surface, is that popcorn book that people wanted from Secret …