I became a fan of Twin Peaks when it hit our television in 1990.
Since I wasn’t interested in following TV-series any longer, I didn’t see the first pilot. The next day I was told I simply had to see this one. And next week I sat there and saw the one series that would affect my imagination the most.
And therefore also my writing.
Yes, I think it flipped out as time went by. I think no series holds in the long run (despite the fact that there are those that went on for decades). David Lynch should have settled for a limited amount of episodes from the beginning.
Why do I bring up the topic of Twin Peaks now, almost twenty years later?
Well, I got it on DVD now. Finally.
The communication was different then. No cellphones, no SMS. To reach the sheriff when he is out of office and not in his car, you call to the home where he is at the moment. James passes a note to Ed to be delivered to Donna.
On the other hand, Twin Peaks is another world in a way, so it doesn’t feel like it passed two decades.
Of course there are many factors that create a fate, but Twin Peaks is one of the reasons I write movie scripts today.
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Edited by the writer
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