Is David Lynch Crazy or Genius?
By Roman Strobl on VII 17, 2005
This question keeps me busy at the moment because I am watching for the second time the whole Twin Peaks series. If you haven't seen it, I recommend doing so, it's fascinating. When I first saw Twin Peaks on TV I thought it was some stupid soap opera. How naive of me - few years later I was recommended to watch it again and I had to re-evaluate my opinion.
Why is Twin Peak so special? From TP FAQ: Most early viewers were attracted by Lynch's penchant for unusual themes in his films. Others were captivated by the visuals and the music. Many were fascinated with solving the Laura Palmer murder mystery. And those of us still addicted to the show revel in studying the subtleties of plot, mood, and meaning that become apparent with repeated viewing. Like all great TV ("The Prisoner", "Star Trek", "The Singing Detective") and all great art, TP holds up to more- than-casual study and provides fodder for endless contemplation and discussion.
I especially like on Twin Peaks that it opens hundreds of questions - it's very mysterious. There are many groups, forums, fan sites, etc. where people are trying to find answers on even small details from the series. There exist two worlds in Twin Peaks - the reality and a kind of dream world and both of these worlds fade into each other. The whole story is quite complex so I won't try to explain it, it's better to see it.
I used to have a map of the relationships which I've tried to find now on the internet, but I've found it only in this resoution:
I am hoping that some reader of my blog has this map in better resolution - if you do, can you please send it to me? Thanks!