Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: bent arms (again)
Date: 1990-04-23, 14:17

It seems to me that if someone's arms bend back, it means that they're double
jointed.  I don't know what significance this has if any.  It might be pointed
out that there's a bunch of stuff going on thematically which is definitely
"really there" (ie, not reading too much into things) but also has absolutely
nothing to do with the murder.  Doubling is a consistent theme, and for that
reason the Bobby-Mike-Killer Bob-Mike w/one arm pairing is important, but that
doesn't mean that the latter two are future versions of the former two or
anything weird like that.  Despite all of the semi-weirdness on the edges of
this show, I am positive that the actual killing was your run-of-the-mill
psycho-rape.  Remember, if you just look at the facts in Blue Velvet, and
forget all the wonderful Lynch touches, it's a *very* mundane story.

Andy Perry; Swarthmore College OR AWP92@swarthmr

We look before and after,                  Only in silence, the word;
We pine for what is not.                   Only in darkness, light;
Our sincerest laughter                     Only in dying, life --
With some pain is fraught.                 Bright the hawk's flight
-- Horace Rumpole (no doubt                  on the empty sky.
   quoting someone else...)                -- Ursula K. LeGuin