Light of new discoveries.
MRS. TREMOND (subtitled):
Why not be composed of materials and combinations of atoms?
I wonder if Lynch was already thinking about the atom bomb origin then? This seems pretty specific!
boske wrote:That's interesting: the script is mentioning six people, and yet there are seven in the film, so either the script further evolved, or the jumping man is somehow representing Jeffries himself ("I've been to one of their meetings").
There are eight in the film! You’re forgetting the Electrician, who is also not in the script.
I really think Jumping Man was born from the Tremond grandson. The Washington State stuff with the grandson in the mask would have been shot before the “convenience store” studio set, and according to prop man Mike Malone, the stick was a spontaneous idea of Lynch’s the day they shot the grandson at the motel. I think that imagery inspired Lynch to add the Jumping Man by the time they got into the studio.
moonmadness76 wrote:I always thought it was strange that people with the surname Tremonds showed up at the Palmer house in part 18. It always struck me as the the grandmother and grandson didn't actually have/use names of their own, that they just assumed the name of whoever's house they have taken over. Which is why there is a Mrs Tremond who has no knowledge of the grandmother and son, and why Carl Rodd says to Dale Cooper that there were "two Chalfonts" renting the same trailer. Unfortunately this wouldn't have been possible with the passing of Frances Bay, but wouldn't it have made more sense/been more in line with the history of these characters if the grandmother and grandson opened the door to Cooper and Carrie Page in part 18 and stated that they were the Palmers? As far as I know Tremond was a just a random lady on the Meals on wheels route, that those two lodge characters assumed the name of. I still haven't quite come up with a good interpretation as to why there is a previously unseen character in the Palmer house who identifies themsevles as a Tremond, except the vague lodge connection.
Terrific point. That had been gnawing at me too, although I forgot to express it. It doesn’t seem to fit the pattern (especially with her saying Chalfonts owned the house before them), although the fact that it feels “off” fits the uncertain/unstable nature of that universe. I don’t believe the Palmers ever lived in that house in that alternate reality.