This is more than just a pretty picture. Never saw TWIN PEAKS when it first aired, but we watched the original pilot last night and I more than once thought of THE SHINING. The pace, the poise, a cast of sleepy characters about to be awoken by the intrusion of the inexplicable, against a sweeping backdrop of isolation and elemental encirclement.
The comparison seemed most vivid in one moment, as a camera slowly advances along a quiet school hallway, business as usual in the empty spaces that know nothing of the abduction, and rape, and murder of schoolgirls, and care even less. For Lynch and Kubrick alike, it is the closed doors behind which nothing is happening that hold the greatest promise.
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On an unrelated note, I just got me one of these:
I don’t normally do the whole Mondo thing, but they have a Universal Monsters exhibition going on and, putting aside my burgeoning obsession with CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, I just loves me a good map.
Hytchmahn mentioned this on Twitter today, figure it’s a good day to re-post. I made it for Vlomo back in November ’09:
As is the way with Vlomo, a couple of days later I milked it for a director’s commentary:
I’ve just run my box office numbers and I’ve got PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 making $34.9m over the weekend in the US. Lighter than most predictions, which are around the $42m mark. Either way, not bad for a franchise that has already grossed over half a billion dollars from a total production budget of less than $10m.