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Subject: Re: The "backwards" speech & other effects
From: lewis@eniac.seas.upenn.edu (Matt Lewis)
Date: 1990-04-22, 20:24
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks
Reply-to: lewis@eniac.seas.upenn.edu.UUCP (Matt Lewis)

In article <1990Apr20.155028.5078@wam.umd.edu> dmb@wam.umd.edu (David M. Baggett) writes:
> >In article <14984@s.ms.uky.edu> jkolasa@ms.uky.edu (James Kolasa) writes:
>> >>                                                               I did hear
>> >>someone else say she thought the portion was simply aired in reverse.  
>> >>Anyone else hear this?  Clarification is desired.
> >The speech was not simply played backwards.  If you'll go back and listen
> >again, you'll see (hear?) that you can still make out the words.  If each
> >word had just been played backwards it would sound like complete
> >gibberish.
> >
> >It sounds like they took each word and randomly reversed segments here and
> >there.  Not too many though.  They could have done this with a sampler
> >or by doing the Beatles' Mr. Kite thing of cutting the tape and splicing
> >it back together in funny ways.


Sounded to me like the actors SAID the words backwords and then they
played it back in reverse.  There was a guy on I think, Letterman
one night who could instantly say words and phrases backwords.
To make sure he wasn't just speaking gibberish, they taped what he
said, and played it back in reverse and sure enough, it was
understandable, if not a little surreal, much as The Man From
Nowhere's poem.

Matt
(Gary, thanks for changing your .sig, I like the new one much better!)


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