Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: The "backwards" speech & other effects
From: adamk@media-lab.MEDIA.MIT.EDU (Adam Kao)
Date: 1990-04-20, 10:58
Reply-to: (Adam Kao)

One easy way to get that dream sequence effect would have been to have
the entire scene (audio and video) filmed in reverse; that is the
actors move backwards and say their lines backwards and the entire
tape is then played backwards.

However, there are details that lead me to believe that isn't the
entire story.  In particular, when the dwarf says "song" the word is
quite clear.  It's hard for me to imagine getting the "ng" phoneme to
sound good when you're saying it backwards.  I'll bet there was a
whole lotta splicing going on.

Obligatory whodunit theory:

Laura willingly endured the wounds that lead to her death.  She was
involved with a Satanic cult (maybe Doc introduced her to it) that has
half the town for members.  The wounds and sex were part of an
initiation rite.  The rite accidentally went too far, during Leo's

People say Leo is too obvious as the killer, but I think Lynch is
obviously capable of reverse psychology.  In fact, I'm sure Lynch will
have so much fun showing us the twisted means and motives leading up
to the killing that it won't matter who the killer really is.