Twin Peaks Usenet Archive
Subject: Laura and Madeleine
From: news@cirrusl.UUCP (USENET News System)
Date: 1990-04-24, 17:18
Reply-to: carey@sunscreen (Mike Carey)
In article <email@example.com> cbm@well.UUCP (Chris Muir) writes:
> >Meet Madeleine, who's lived most everywhere, from Zanzibar to Barclay Square,
> >But Laura's only seen the sights a girl can see from Boxcar heights,
> >What a crazy pair...
> >But they're cousins, identical cousins all the way
> >One pair of matching bookends, different as night and day.
Alfred Hitchcock's classic motion picture VERTIGO (1958),
featured a beautiful young woman named Madeleine who dies
gruesomely; eventually a woman who looks very much like her
appears in town.
Otto Preminger's LAURA (1944) featured a young woman
named Laura who dies gruesomely;
except that, midway through the movie, we discover that Laura
had not been killed at all; a lookalike had been murdered
when mistaken for Laura.
David Lynch says that he is not particularly a movie
buff, but perhaps Mark Frost is. Certainly the names Laura
and Madeleine were not chosen by chance; I think their
connection to the Hitchcock and Preminger films is significant.