Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: Ben
From: tlynch@nntp-server.caltech.edu (Timothy W. Lynch)
Date: 1991-01-15, 16:22
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

ekushnir@math.lsa.umich.edu (Eugene Kushnirsky) writes:

> >Fine. Suppose a man as calculating as Ben Horne could snap after a series of 
> >financial losses and public humiliation. Would the resulting insanity manifest
> >itself in an obsession with toy soldiers? Do you really think Ben's character
> >isn't being milked for comic relief?

Yes, I do--because I haven't found Ben's changes funny in the least.  Draining,
wrenching, and slightly disturbing, yes--but *funny*?  Are we looking at the
same Benjamin Horne?

There was a post I saw earlier today (sorry, forgot the author) which 
addressed the subject very well--about how Ben has lost, slowly but perhaps
inexorably, every bit of power he once had.  I'd be interested to see your
comments on it.

Tim Lynch (Cornell's first Astronomy B.A.; one of many Caltech grad students)
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