Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: Penn 6-5000
From: dawn@chinet.chi.il.us (Dawn Hendricks)
Date: 1990-04-24, 18:04
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <1990Apr23.201658.11026@wam.umd.edu> dmb@wam.umd.edu (David M. Baggett) writes:
> >It may not be the case that the song "symbolizes" anything, but it seems
> >that every little thing in this series is there for a reason.  Lynch
> >is too artsy to just toss things in here and there without thinking.  In 
> >that sense, _everything_ is significant, if only to set a particular mood.

This comment encouraged me to finally get in here and say something.

Look, no offense, folks, but you're reading entirely too much
into Lynch's work.

"Lynch is too artsy to just toss things in here".
Not true.  Sometimes, the best stuff in film is stuff that means
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.  Sometimes, there is NO meaning.  The artist's
intention is to laugh hysterically while knowing that millions of
folks are straining and losing sleep at night to "find the meaning",
insisting that there MUST be some meaning to everything, when
there really isn't.  Dada?

Lynch fans usually sit back and enjoy his work, catching the very
silly things that Lynch includes in his "art".  Lynch likes to
play with emotions.  He'll offend you and horrify you.  Seconds
later, he'll make you laugh.  Then you feel guilty for laughing
because you saw something that horrified you only minutes before.
Anybody who can pull out so many conflicting emotions at one time
is one talented artist, that's for sure.

Of course, it IS kind of fun trying to figure out the "meaning"
to all of this stuff in Twin Peaks, but let's not get carried away?

Also, regarding the necklace:  In the late-70's, a pendant called
a "Mizpah" was all the rage where I come from (Detroit).  The
pendant was inscribed with some "meaningful" stuff about love.
The pendant came in two halves, each with a separate chain.  Each
member of a couple wore half of the necklace, as some sort of
symbol of their "joined hearts".
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