Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: TP's delayed transmissions
From: larryy@Apple.COM (Larry Yaeger)
Date: 1991-04-17, 20:51

Some additional comments relating to the delayed satellite uplink of TP last
week and this which I didn't want to foist on the group:

A friend of a friend is doing her thesis work on Lynch/Twin Peaks.  As a
result, she was able to interview a number of people involved in the
production of TP (though Lynch had to cancel his interview as of the last
time she and I spoke).  This was approximately 2 1/2 months ago.  At that
time, she was told that David Lynch was still doing significant editing of
pretty much all episodes of TP, regardless of who was listed as director.
Reportedly, he would indulge in a *lot* of editing if he didn't like the
results of the director's pass (which only happened on a couple of
episodes), or some small amount of editing if he basically liked it as it
stood.  This information comes directly from the friend-of-a-friend (the
person who actually did the interviews), as opposed to the friend, so the
story is second hand, not third hand, for what that's worth.

I suspect that the late tapes this and last week are due to Lynch's re-editing
in preparation for the series' end.  Now this is pure speculation on my
part, but I can think of little other reason for tapes to be late that were
supposedly "in the can".  So at least it looks like Lynch is taking every
opportunity to bring the various threads together as gracefully as possible!

God I will miss this show.
-- "You wouldn't recognize a *subtle plan* if it painted itself purple, and danced naked upon a harpsichord, singing, 'Subtle Plans are Here Again'." - Edmund Blackadder