Twin Peaks Usenet Archive
Subject: Re: mixed time periods
From: podlozny@csli.Stanford.EDU (Ann Podlozny)
Date: 1990-04-25, 09:51
Reply-to: email@example.com (Ann Podlozny)
In article <5mq6H3w161w@darkside.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (Harrison) writes:
}>jsd@GAFFA.MIT.EDU (Rotund For Success) writes:
}>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.
and (email@example.com) also writes:
}Lynch also did this, of course, in Blue Velvet. The stangest example of
}it in a recent movie, however, would have to be "Prizzi's Honor." That
}movie is not supposed to be "weird" and yet the setting is a mish-mash
}of 40's and 50's technology (look at microphones and cars, not to
}mention some attitudes) with 70's decor, 80's fashions, etc. I always
}thought it was supposed to give the piece a sense of timelessness
}(rather than like the Godfather which is tied to the 40's). This may
}be precisely the same effect Lynch is after.
This sort of thing was also used in "The Moderns" (god, I loved that
movie....), but it was really subtle...flash of punks replete with
hugely spiked hair in the cafe, hair styles and clothing at the Met
in NY, etc...it didn't so much supply 'timelessness' in tis case, I don'
think, but rather was a small kick in the brain, a juxtaposition that
gave a brief burst of stimulation...
of course, it's not the same thing in TP, really, so