Season 4? Or is it over after this?

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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby N. Needleman » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:15 am

Mr. Reindeer wrote:New Peaks will happen when it happens. And I do believe it will happen at some point. But putting arbitrary dates and expectations on it is unrealistic.


Agreed on all.
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:33 am

sneakydave wrote:Would he do Ronnie Rocket now do you think? Given that he script has been out there for so long and certain elements seem to have been incorporated into The Return?


He was still talking about making it as recently as at least 2013. Lynch has never had a problem repeating elements (chevron floor in Eraserhead), so I don’t think that would be an issue. Also, who knows how much the script has evolved if he’s continued noodling with it in the last thirty years. The timing certainly feels right: IE and TP:TR feel more like Eraserhead in many ways than any of his intervening projects.
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby krishnanspace » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:34 am

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Kyle gave me a funny reply when asked about his hair. :)
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby Metamorphia » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:30 am

sneakydave wrote:Would he do Ronnie Rocket now do you think? Given that he script has been out there for so long and certain elements seem to have been incorporated into The Return?


He used to say the lack of factory landscapes made it impossible, but the extent to which The Return dived into CGI makes me think he would be open to doing something with heavy digital manipulation. Of course creating an entire Eraserhead world on green screen might be pretty expensive tho.
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:42 am

krishnanspace wrote:Image

Kyle gave me a funny reply when asked about his hair. :)


As someone who’s been graying since my late teens, I appreciate that response!
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby Agent Earle » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:14 am

To be honest, I think any form of new TP content in 2021 is not a completely unrealistic option, making an official announcement some time this year a probability (albeit not with regards to any of the "important dates" nonsense fans seem determined to pin on Lynch & Frost, despite them not having any kind of history with acting according to dates, numerology etc. - outside of their story's contents, that is). That would click with Lynch's old statements - from 2017, I think - about the approximate time frame in which to expect more TP: he said we'd probably not see it before the passage of 4 years, and we're now nearing, what?, the third anniversary of The Return's premiere? If this is the case, I suspect a lot (if not all) of the writing is done by now, and it's not like they have to start the production from scratch either, like it was the case with the 2017 series - the cast is still here (well, most of them, anyway) and seems willing enough, the props are here, the locations still relatively untouched by the passage of time etc.; hence, an announcement and commencement of filming this year, with the end of the next one in sight for the premiere.

However - and I have to say this even if it makes me a downer - I feel it "in the water" this continuation business is, for all intents and purposes, just fandom's collective pipe dream, with Lynch's present state being the largest hurdle for any kind of new production - he just comes across as too old and frail to embark on this kind of endeavour to me at this point, and I guess "continuing TP" is not where his mind is at at the moment, like, at all. Clint Eastwood he's definitely not, or even Martin Scorsese (who's much younger than Clint and is about Lynch's age).
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:27 am

I don’t know about “old and frail.” Whether you liked it or not, TP:TR was undeniably a Herculean endeavor that would have been impossible for many younger filmmakers. Sure, he’s not churning out films, but I think that’s more due to a combination of lack of funding, lack of ideas he’s passionate about, and a concentration on other artistic endeavors in other media. I don’t see any evidence of any physical issues.
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby Agent Earle » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:33 am

Mr. Reindeer wrote:I don’t know about “old and frail.” Whether you liked it or not, TP:TR was undeniably a Herculean endeavor that would have been impossible for many younger filmmakers. Sure, he’s not churning out films, but I think that’s more due to a combination of lack of funding, lack of ideas he’s passionate about, and a concentration on other artistic endeavors in other media. I don’t see any evidence of any physical issues.


The filming of The Return was almost five years ago (yeah, shocking, but there it is), the writing of it way before that. I've seen Lynch's recent photos/videos (from the last year) and he looks much more out of shape than he did when The Return was being made.
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:43 am

Agent Earle wrote:
Mr. Reindeer wrote:I don’t know about “old and frail.” Whether you liked it or not, TP:TR was undeniably a Herculean endeavor that would have been impossible for many younger filmmakers. Sure, he’s not churning out films, but I think that’s more due to a combination of lack of funding, lack of ideas he’s passionate about, and a concentration on other artistic endeavors in other media. I don’t see any evidence of any physical issues.


The filming of The Return was almost five years ago (yeah, shocking, but there it is), the writing of it way before that. I've seen Lynch's recent photos/videos (from the last year) and he looks much more out of shape than he did when The Return was being made.


I don’t think anyone can really pass judgment on someone’s physical wellbeing based on photos. And being out of shape doesn’t really bear on his ability to direct...it’s not like he’s a bodybuilder. For the most part, the director sits in a chair and gives orders. All he needs is the energy to go the distance, to handle the long hours and stress of shooting. No one can say if he still has that or not, but I see no reason to assume he doesn’t if he were so inclined.
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby N. Needleman » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:55 am

He doesn't seem frail to me in the slightest.
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby Mr. Strawberry » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:02 pm

Agent Earle wrote:The filming of The Return was almost five years ago (yeah, shocking, but there it is), the writing of it way before that. I've seen Lynch's recent photos/videos (from the last year) and he looks much more out of shape than he did when The Return was being made.

I don't see it but if it truly were the case, it would be entirely due to having read through the disappointed thread.
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby Agent Earle » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:07 pm

Mr. Strawberry wrote:
Agent Earle wrote:The filming of The Return was almost five years ago (yeah, shocking, but there it is), the writing of it way before that. I've seen Lynch's recent photos/videos (from the last year) and he looks much more out of shape than he did when The Return was being made.

I don't see it but if it truly were the case, it would be entirely due to having read through the disappointed thread.


I can't say for sure either way, so I'm choosing to go with the interpretation you haven't just made a personal accusation directed towards me but took the opportunity for some welcome comic relief. Hey, I've always been a fan of black humour, so kudos to you! :D
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby NormoftheAndes » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:52 pm

Agent Earle - please provide photo evidence of your claims. Lynch has not looked exactly healthy now for about 15 years or more anyway.
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby Rudagger » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:36 pm

NormoftheAndes wrote:Agent Earle - please provide photo evidence of your claims. Lynch has not looked exactly healthy now for about 15 years or more anyway.


Speculating on one's health from photo ops is a bit .. skeevy. But, he definitely lost a lot of weight in his face over the past couple years (seems to be mostly the past year or so though). Whether that's a health issue, which noticeable weight loss can be, a diet, more exercise, who the hell knows. He could be healthy as a horse, I'm not a doctor. But, just for sake of people asking why people seem to think he looks frail. Here's hoping he lives past 100.

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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby Mr. Reindeer » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:15 pm

The guy is 74. The face shrinks and sags with age. I’m not seeing weight loss there so much as natural aging. But again, none of us are doctors, and in any event, no doctor would diagnose him off of photos. No offense to Agent Earle, who I know did not have any bad intentions, but there’s something ghoulish about this line of conversation. Can we move on?

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