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by AXX°N N.
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Parts Discussion
Topic: Part 17 - The past dictates the future (SPOILERS)
Replies: 208
Views: 78020

Re: Part 17 - The past dictates the future (SPOILERS)

I mean, Bob seems pretty despicable, but maybe he just feeds on what he feeds on? As humans we generally consume life when we eat (even if we're talking vegetables), which could arguably be seen as bad by some outside being that somehow didn't have to subsist on life. I like this line of thought a ...
by AXX°N N.
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Parts Discussion
Topic: Part 17 - The past dictates the future (SPOILERS)
Replies: 208
Views: 78020

Re: Part 17 - The past dictates the future (SPOILERS)

I was reading the other day about the trope of the elevated woman, this chivalrous tendency in certain medium-bending artists to deify an almost platonic concept of woman as a sort of sun in their work of which everything else orbits. The classic example of this is Dante and Beatrice though there a...
by AXX°N N.
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Parts Discussion
Topic: Part 17 - The past dictates the future (SPOILERS)
Replies: 208
Views: 78020

Re: Part 17 - The past dictates the future (SPOILERS)

The use of the “Laura Palmer Theme” over that sequence is so beautifully timed out with the beats of the scene. It hits the crescendo just as Laura says, “I’ve seen you in a dream,” but becomes ominous again as Laura takes Cooper’s hand...then starts getting hopeful again as the “wrapped in plastic...
by AXX°N N.
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Parts Discussion
Topic: Part 17 - The past dictates the future (SPOILERS)
Replies: 208
Views: 78020

Re: Part 17 - The past dictates the future (SPOILERS)

Another thing I just thought of: Why does Mr. C even think the real Briggs/Ruth coordinates lead to Judy? Per Hastings, Garland wanted these coordinates to get to a safe place to hide, presumably FROM Judy! It seems like that would be the last place to find her. Are you sure Mr. C stated that as hi...
by AXX°N N.
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Parts Discussion
Topic: Part 16 - No knock, no doorbell (SPOILERS)
Replies: 1179
Views: 340623

Re: Part 16 - No knock, no doorbell (SPOILERS)

The text was sent outside the rock that Richard was fried on, not the convenience store, unless you're implying that that rock area is affected by Lodge activity, which it clearly is. Still, an odd detail. Oop, looking over my posts in this thread, it appears I have some signals crossed of my own. ...
by AXX°N N.
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Parts Discussion
Topic: Part 16 - No knock, no doorbell (SPOILERS)
Replies: 1179
Views: 340623

Re: Part 16 - No knock, no doorbell (SPOILERS)

I assume if that text was that important he would have sent it again, but it's still an odd little detail to me. I always took this as implying that the Convenience Store space, being somewhat outside of things, has poor coverage, and that he knows once he passes a cell tower it will send, albeit d...
by AXX°N N.
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Parts Discussion
Topic: Part 16 - No knock, no doorbell (SPOILERS)
Replies: 1179
Views: 340623

Re: Part 16 - No knock, no doorbell (SPOILERS)

Some more thoughts actually on the coordinates. What if what Ruth wrote on her arm weren't exactly coordinates, but the means in which to arrive at the coordinates? Diane's mouthing when she's inputting the GPS always seemed like pneumonic to me, but perhaps it's even cipher? Otherwise I can't make ...
by AXX°N N.
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Parts Discussion
Topic: Part 16 - No knock, no doorbell (SPOILERS)
Replies: 1179
Views: 340623

Re: Part 16 - No knock, no doorbell (SPOILERS)

The confusion of the coordinates to me seems just another step in the general time whackiness that creeps in as, ironically, more plot pieces start cohering. Wasn't there the out of sequence Las Vegas? message in this episode too? Perhaps the area reception of the Convenience Store played a hand in ...
by AXX°N N.
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Parts Discussion
Topic: Part 18 - What is your name? (SPOILERS)
Replies: 1343
Views: 405580

Re: Part 18 - What is your name? (SPOILERS)

I've always seen that interior as a weird distillation of some of the series' social themes. You have the abused woman, the attacker and his accomplices, and you have these two almost imperious elderly citizens who do nothing about it though it's in plain view of them, to an almost spectatorial or e...
by AXX°N N.
Wed May 27, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Parts Discussion
Topic: Part 15 - There's some fear in letting go (SPOILERS)
Replies: 934
Views: 281285

Re: Part 15 - There's some fear in letting go (SPOILERS)

As far as Ed's slightly growing smile, I've always found that it wasn't so much that Ed was overhearing what was happening, but that he was practically willing the outcome into existence. This fits with the idea that it's not really happening, but again, I don't want to talk about that. It very muc...
by AXX°N N.
Wed May 27, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Parts Discussion
Topic: Part 14 - We are like the dreamer (SPOILERS)
Replies: 885
Views: 291932

Re: Part 14 - We are like the dreamer (SPOILERS)

Yeah, my reading of it is that Andy is basically having information beamed into his head. The projected screen is sort of a visual shorthand for the viewer, but Andy is receiving all the information we know those images symbolize. As to Naido, I think there’s something about her context in sequenci...
by AXX°N N.
Wed May 27, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Parts Discussion
Topic: Part 15 - There's some fear in letting go (SPOILERS)
Replies: 934
Views: 281285

Re: Part 15 - There's some fear in letting go (SPOILERS)

What the hell is the weird poster to the left of the door on Steven and Becky's trailer? It looks almost like a target in a shooting range, and has writing above and below it. I can make out the words "dying for" below the image, but I'm not sure about the rest. It can be seen at 30:41. &...
by AXX°N N.
Tue May 26, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Parts Discussion
Topic: Part 14 - We are like the dreamer (SPOILERS)
Replies: 885
Views: 291932

Re: Part 14 - We are like the dreamer (SPOILERS)

Also note that when Sarah removes her face, it almost looks like Judy is aggressively spitting streams of semen at the trucker. (Maybe I’m stretching, but take a look at the scene...then watch Eraserhead to remember what type of filmmaker we’re dealing with, and get back to me.) I always took this ...
by AXX°N N.
Tue May 26, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Parts Discussion
Topic: Part 14 - We are like the dreamer (SPOILERS)
Replies: 885
Views: 291932

Re: Part 14 - We are like the dreamer (SPOILERS)

Some of the Parts blend together for me a little bit, but this one sticks in my head so vividly in its entirety. It's partly because I first watched it under unique and very aggravating circumstances (in the lobby of a Puerto Rico hotel on my laptop with absolutely terrible Internet service, so it ...
by AXX°N N.
Tue May 26, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Parts Discussion
Topic: Part 13 - What story is that, Charlie? (SPOILERS)
Replies: 993
Views: 299126

Re: Part 13 - What story is that, Charlie? (SPOILERS)

When you say that it's confident in the reaction it's causing in the viewer, what reaction is that, exactly? Viewed in this way - as confident in the reaction it's getting - the scene is even more complicated and powerful. It fits in with so much of The Return either predicting viewer response or l...

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