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FWWM Theatrical PosterSpoiler Warning: All things “Twin Peaks”

So, amid all the chaos that is the United States presently, there have to be distractions to keep us all sane. I do beading and cross stitch and both the husband and I have our entertainment.

In May, “Twin Peaks” is returning to television on Showtime and I am very excited to see how that’s going to turn out. I got The Secret History of Twin Peaks for Christmas and read it in two days and last night we started our re-watching of the ‘Complete Mystery,’ as the blu-ray package calls it.

I decided we should start with David Lynch’s prequel film, “Fire, Walk With Me.” I wouldn’t recommend starting with the movie to anyone new to “Twin Peaks” but since I’ve seen the show many, many (many) times, the film doesn’t have any spoilers for me. 🙂

The film has some truly freaky shit in it and some of it still scares me. Killer Bob (Frank Silva) may look like a normal, scruffy dude, but Silva’s performance always sends a shiver. Ray Wise, who plays Leland Palmer and is known as the Master of Crying in our house, manages to give a performance both sinister and pity-inducing. You can always tell when Bob takes over and Leland’s confusion and fear is palpable.

Literal Puppet

Literal Puppet

It is a shame that the film had to be reduced to its current running time as so many great scenes were cut. The blu-ray in the Complete Mystery set includes all of those scenes as bonus features, but I would love to see it all put together. The movie is enjoyable but it so often feels choppy and truncated – because it is.

My favorite Kiefer Sutherland Performance

My favorite Kiefer Sutherland Performance

And it’s always better to have more Bowie. As my husband pointed out, he even had his red shoes on and was ready to dance the blues.

Put on your Red Shoes and Dance on the Blue Carpet

Put on your Red Shoes and Dance on the Blue Carpet

Just don’t ask him about Judy.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. For many “Twin Peaks” fans the film was just an added frustration, posing more questions than it answered. But for the rest of us it was another chance to delve into the dark and twisted life of a small town homecoming queen and her fellow townspeople.

In celebration of the anniversary, CoproGallery in Santa Monica California is hosting a group art exhibit of pieces inspired by the film.

Some are beautiful pieces of representational art:

...another one of Gordon's Blue Rose Cases

...another one of Gordon's Blue Rose Cases

Some are ingenious little sculptures:

"Laura? Don't go there."

"Laura? Don't go there."

Some are a bit more abstract:

The Owls are Not What They Seem

The Owls are Not What They Seem

"That gum you like is going to come back in style."

"That gum you like is going to come back in style."

And some are just downright whimsical:

Something to do while waiting for eternity...

Something to do while waiting for eternity...

For more information about the exhibit, visit the gallery’s web site.