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The Unfulfilling Twin Peaks Movie Holds a Key to the Showtime Revival. Here's Why.

The Unfulfilling Twin Peaks Movie Holds a Key to the Showtime Revival. Here's Why.

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David Lynch did not go gentle into that good night when ABC sent Twin Peaks to the graveyard of cancelation in 1991. Unable to let go of the dream of his never-ending mystery soap, or needing catharsis before he could, the filmmaker immediately made a prequel film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. The whole of this fuzzy, scuzzy, fragmented opus is suffused with the burn of getting dumped by TV. The credit sequence is a metaphor. Ditching the lumber porn shots and sweeping strains of Angelo Badalamenti’s romantic score that opened each episode of the series, Lynch gives us blue-hued static on a TV screen scored to a mournful rendition of the composer’s themes. A shadowy mad man drives an axe into the set. Sparks fly. A woman screams. Someone is clearly mad about…

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