Season 4? Or is it over after this?

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

Postby AXX°N N. » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:59 pm

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AXX°N N. wrote:I'm in the same boat. In fact it's dawned on me over time that a lot of the humor in S3, to me, feels very in line with what On the Air should have been, re the execution of that style of humor. In S3 I find the extremely casual performative aspect of it (where puns fly under the radar to the point of invisibility and characters underreact to what is clearly absurd and almost anachronistic in the sense of a televisual comedy gag) to be kind of fascinating in tone.


That’s interesting, and I agree. Instead of playing up the zaniness and comedy, the deadpan reactions of Hawk and Albert and Frank (with looooong pauses) almost let the audience in on how cheesy certain gags are, like the joke becomes the unfunniness of the joke. If that makes sense.

It also has something to do with the general "unsure how to read this" quality TP has always had, although moreso with the dramatic aspects previously. The lack of a pervasive soundtrack adds a lot to the uncertainty, too. For instance the Lucy falls backward scene, which immediately made me think of On the Air in terms of the visual humor, from a sound design perspective is so bizarrely subdued in contrast, and has much more of an atmospheric night-time quality than signaling anything overtly comedic. The gags feel very couched in their respective overall scenes.
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby Soolsma » Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:18 am

How about we just have Dr. Amp webisodes with Twin Peaks inhabitants tuning in. One actor per set, could surely work in a corona setting.
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby baxter » Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:24 pm

:-D

I dread to think what Dr Amp would make of Covid and the US election. I'm not getting into politics here, just suggesting that there is plenty of scope for dark comedy ;-)
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Postby Mr. Reindeer » Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:17 pm

baxter wrote::-D

I dread to think what Dr Amp would make of Covid and the US election. I'm not getting into politics here, just suggesting that there is plenty of scope for dark comedy ;-)


Oh man. Also not getting into politics, but I’d kill for weekly Frost-scripted Tamblyn-performed Dr. Amp routines, like a deranged version of Weekend Update.
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Postby krishnanspace » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:50 pm

Frost could start Mark Frost Theatre on YouTube
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby Jasper » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:17 pm

Mr. Reindeer wrote:
baxter wrote::-D

I dread to think what Dr Amp would make of Covid and the US election. I'm not getting into politics here, just suggesting that there is plenty of scope for dark comedy ;-)


Oh man. Also not getting into politics, but I’d kill for weekly Frost-scripted Tamblyn-performed Dr. Amp routines, like a deranged version of Weekend Update.


That would free up a little time for other interests.
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby baxter » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:01 pm

With the cancellation of the fan event on October 30th, I guess that is another deadline for announcing new stuff that no longer exists (not that it was going to happen anyway, but you never know).
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby Jasper » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:34 pm

baxter wrote:With the cancellation of the fan event on October 30th, I guess that is another deadline for announcing new stuff that no longer exists (not that it was going to happen anyway, but you never know).


The only other deadline was the one based upon Hollywood Horror Museum essentially making a positive claim about Twin Peaks news being announced this year.

January 1, 2021 would have been the deadline after which we could have completely disregarded them. Unfortunately the virus situation has provided HHM with some wiggle room, (or perhaps weasel room).
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby baxter » Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:20 am

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

Postby Soolsma » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:37 am

I bet HHM designed and released COVID-19 because they figured they were wrong about the rumors and found this as a way to save their reputation.
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby Jasper » Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:11 pm

On a positive note, Paul Thomas Anderson is currently directing a film with an ensemble cast set in the seventies that isn't being shot primarily on studio lots. Apparently everyone not in the shot wears a mask, including Anderson himself, and everyone gets tested weekly.

Another positive development is that the FDA just gave emergency authorization to a 15-minute covid test from Abbot that doesn't require lab equipment, and only costs five dollars. The results can be read even by school nurses with little training, so I assume that it would be pretty inexpensive to have someone on a film set administering these things every day if need be. It was accurate in initial testing, and if that holds under wide release, it could make all sorts of film projects (and other things) much more feasible from a safety and cost standpoint.
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Postby LateReg » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:26 pm

Jasper wrote:On a positive note, Paul Thomas Anderson is currently directing a film with an ensemble cast set in the seventies that isn't being shot primarily on studio lots. Apparently everyone not in the shot wears a mask, including Anderson himself, and everyone gets tested weekly.

Another positive development is that the FDA just gave emergency authorization to a 15-minute covid test from Abbot that doesn't require lab equipment, and only costs five dollars. The results can be read even by school nurses with little training, so I assume that it would be pretty inexpensive to have someone on a film set administering these things every day if need be. It was accurate in initial testing, and if that holds under wide release, it could make all sorts of film projects (and other things) much more feasible from a safety and cost standpoint.


Awesome news on both counts, thanks!
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby krishnanspace » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:15 pm

Soolsma wrote:I bet HHM designed and released COVID-19 because they figured they were wrong about the rumors and found this as a way to save their reputation.

I was thinking that too
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Re: Season 4? Or is it over after this?

Postby krishnanspace » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:13 am

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

Postby FullBlossomOfTheEve » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:13 am

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Do you think that there’s a chance of there ever being more Twin Peaks episodes, or do you feel like we’ve definitely come to the end of that saga now?

MacLACHLAN: I don’t know. David is such an interesting and enigmatic person. I would never say never. I don’t think it’s probably gonna happen, but knowing David, I just don’t know. If he were to return, it would be so much fun. I would love to come back and reprise that role, in any situation. Any way that he would create it would be really exciting to me. But at this point, I just don’t know.

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