Fan Phenomena: Twin Peaks

Fan Phenomena Twin Peaks David Lynch and Mark Frost s television series Twin Peaks debuted in April and by June of had been cancelled Yet the impact of this surreal unsettling show ostensibly about the search for h

  • Title: Fan Phenomena: Twin Peaks
  • Author: Marisa C. Hayes Franck Boulegue
  • ISBN: 9781783200245
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Paperback
  • David Lynch and Mark Frost s television series Twin Peaks debuted in April 1990 and by June of 1991 had been cancelled Yet the impact of this surreal, unsettling show ostensibly about the search for homecoming queen Laura Palmer s killer is far larger than its short run might indicate A forerunner of the moody, disjointed, cinematic television shows that are commonplaceDavid Lynch and Mark Frost s television series Twin Peaks debuted in April 1990 and by June of 1991 had been cancelled Yet the impact of this surreal, unsettling show ostensibly about the search for homecoming queen Laura Palmer s killer is far larger than its short run might indicate A forerunner of the moody, disjointed, cinematic television shows that are commonplace today, Twin Peaks left a lasting impression, and nowhere is that clear than in the devotion of its legions of loyal fans.Fan Phenomena Twin Peaks is the first book of its kind to revisit Lynch and Frost s groundbreaking series and explore how the show s cult status continues to thrive in the digital era In ten essays, the contributors take a deeper look at Twin Peaks rich cast of characters, iconic locations, and its profound impact on television programming, as well as the impact of new media and fan culture on the show s continued relevance Written by fans for fans, Fan Phenomena Twin Peaks is an intelligent yet accessible guide to the various aspects of the show and its subsequent film Featuring commentary from both first generation and recent followers, these essays capture the endlessly fascinating universe of Twin Peaks, from Audrey Horne s keen sense of style to Agent Cooper s dream psychology.The first non academic collection that speaks to the show s fan base rather than a scholarly audience, this book is approachable than previous Twin Peaks critical studies volumes and features color images of the series, film, and fan media It will be welcomed by anyone seduced by the strangeness and camp of Lynch s seminal series.

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    1. These essays were criminally depthless. They were like the outlines for more involved papers—full of information, easily gleaned from the show, that was never elaborated on. The accompanying photographs were really small and some of them were too dark. Also, there weren't enough of them. You'd think in an essay about, say, Audrey Horne's outfits there would be a lot of large photographs. But no.I was quite interested in the essay about feminism in Twin Peaks, written by a gender studies profes [...]

    2. How much did I learn? Less than I'd wanted to. How much was I enjoyed? Plenty of fun time-wasting material here, though some articles are more of a waste than fun. There are better elaborations of Twin Peaks out there.

    3. I realize this book has aims other than the more scholarly collections I'm reading on Twin Peaks right now, but even by contrast with the more fannish/general reader works, this one just doesn't offer much by way of insights into the series and prequel.

    4. My friends will know that I am somewhat OBSESSED with "Twin Peaks" - the phenomenal, if short-lived, TV series of the early '90's. This is one of the best books that I've read regarding the show. Each chapter is written by different authors - all have given a great deal of thought to the show - and each deals with a different aspect of the series. One extremely interesting chapter discusses the prequel theatrical movie "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me", and paints it in an entirely new, and fascin [...]

    5. Gearing up for the release of the special edition Blu-Ray that includes 90+ minutes of previously unreleased footage from the film/prequel. So I'm reading everything I can on the cult classic tv show and extremely under appreciated film.This book is perfect for hardcore devotees of the series who 25 years later are still looking for clues and trying to unravel the mystery. But, as is usual with all things Lynch related, for every book and/or article I can get my hands on, it only leads me to wan [...]

    6. Just finished watching the series for the second time and after reading this book I want to go watch it again! Pretty decent collection of essays, especially the last four about dualism, location, dreaming, and "Gothic daemon BOB". There's so much to discuss about this show, look forward to digging deeper the next time I see it

    7. Kinda already covered all these topics about 12 years ago. Oh well, at least it got me wanting to watch the source material again.

    8. Interesting, for new fans who are curious about the various reactions Twin Peaks has inspired. Some of these essays will make you see aspects of the series and movie in a different light.

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