Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Missing Audio Information
From: (Allen Braunsdorf)
Date: 1990-04-20, 10:19

In article <5783@scolex.sco.COM> hannan@sco.COM (hanna nelson) writes:
> >
> >In article <>, (Eli Posner) oozed:
> >==> 
> >==> 1) The first scene from the pilot:
> >==> 
> >==> The way truman acted upon getting that phone call was pretty wierd. Instead
> >==> of asking 'who died' he asks 'where'. Why does he tell his secratary not to
> >==> tell anyone? It seems that he and Packard were expecting this.
> >
> >i just watched the pilot again and i agree that this was strange.
> >i mean the guy who found the body could have been talking about
> >mrs. packard or her sister-in-law, not a unidentified body on the
> >beach.
> >

I just reviewed my tape of episode 0 (the movie) to check this out and
here's what I see:

1. Body >is< face down, and being smart, Pete doesn't touch it.  He
might have not known who it was from his quick glance at her plastic
covered back.

2. We don't hear all of the phone conversation.  We hear Pete talk to
Lucy, Lucy talk to Harry, and then Pete says, "She's dead!  Wrapped in
plastic!"  Then (here's the important part you missed) we see Harry and
he says to slow down, wait a minute.  Pete says something we don't
hear.  Harry says "Where?" Pete says something else we don't hear.
Harry says he'll be over and leaves.

3. I think Pete explained who he thought it was and then where it was.
This makes Harry's actions totally normal.

This brings up two more points:

At the end of episode 1, Dr. J is listening to the tapes and we hear it
just fine 'til he puts on his headphones.

At the end of episode 2, we hear everything fine except whatever Laura
whispered to Cooper, which apparently told him who the killer was.

It's true that we get a different batch of information than the
characters because of our broader view, but we don't always get >more<

Allen Braunsdorf			Purdue University Computing Center!ahg			UNIX Systems Programmer