Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: mixed time periods
From: (Harrison)
Date: 1990-04-24, 17:17

jsd@GAFFA.MIT.EDU (Rotund For Success) writes:

> > Audrey appears to be right out of the 1940's.  Not all of the cars
> > appear to be right up to date (this is true of most of the world, but
> > it seemed to be an intentional thing.  note how bobby's car was late
> > 60's/early 70's and his character appears to be a mix of 1950's James
> > Dean and any generic 1980's psychopath.)
> > 
> > Am I going insane?  Is it all just a wild coincidence or is there
> > a serious design thing here?

Hee hee.

I will note that the "timelessness" in Twin Peaks reminds me of the
set and background characters from _Batman_.  (No flames, please.)  
Anton "Dune" Furst's work on _Batman_ was incredible -- the cars and
clothing styles were very 1940's.  However, everything else in the
film pointed to modernism, leaving you with a world where fashion never
made it past the early 50's.

Food for thought.  belch.

 - harrison

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