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.