General Discussion on Season 3 (All Opinions Welcome)

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Re: General Discussion on Season 3 (All Opinions Welcome)

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Excerpt from an article in Scientific American September 2021:

""We were flying about 48 kilometers north of ODESSA, a city in the heart of the Permian Basin, a Kansas-size expanse that straddles West Texas and southeastern New Mexico. Hundreds of millions of years ago this region was covered by a wide, shallow sea populated by tiny organisms that built vast reefs. The decomposing remains of those creatures collected in oil-forming deposits now as deep as 3,000 meters or more. Today the Permian is home to one of the WORLD;S BIGGEST OIL FIELDS -- THE LARGEST AND FASTEST-GROWING IN THE U.S., the source of 38 percent of the country's oil and 17 percent of its natural gas. . . . " (emphasis mine)

Odessa. Texas.

Oil. Lots of it.

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Dougie Cooper wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:39 pm Excerpt from an article in Scientific American September 2021:

""We were flying about 48 kilometers north of ODESSA, a city in the heart of the Permian Basin, a Kansas-size expanse that straddles West Texas and southeastern New Mexico. Hundreds of millions of years ago this region was covered by a wide, shallow sea populated by tiny organisms that built vast reefs. The decomposing remains of those creatures collected in oil-forming deposits now as deep as 3,000 meters or more. Today the Permian is home to one of the WORLD;S BIGGEST OIL FIELDS -- THE LARGEST AND FASTEST-GROWING IN THE U.S., the source of 38 percent of the country's oil and 17 percent of its natural gas. . . . " (emphasis mine)

Odessa. Texas.

Oil. Lots of it.

Got a light?
Very interesting. I like things like this whether or not they have any bearing on the choices made by the creators.

I'll add to it by mentioning that Cooper also quite bizarrely places several guns into a sort of oil pool at Judy's diner.
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I borrowed the above image from this blog. The author actually goes and visits the diner, called Rudy's irl, and takes a lot of interesting comparison photos of the interior. The old man sitting in back with his wife in part 18 is actually a Rudy's regular of 20 years, so it's another case of Lynch taking a non-actor right out of the actual local environment.
https://twinpeaksblog.com/2019/07/06/tw ... -interior/
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Are the credits for the show slightly more dietetic than they may appear?

"The" Nine Inch Nails
American Girl
???????
The Fireman
Laura Palmer
Carrie Paige

Was the redacted name for The Fireman a wish to avoid "spoilers" (what would be spoiled, exactly?) or is it the reflection of someone's subjective experience of the world?

Is there a ?????? because someone/the film itself/the viewer (in-text)/something simply doesn't yet know or remember and therefore it cannot he known?

Someone asked in another thread once if "Cooper recognised Ronnete" in Part 3. The credits list her role as "American Girl," one of presumably many faceless American girls that exist as a broad concepts instead of real tangible individuals a la Laura Palmer (much to the annoyance of Albert in FWWM. This would be especially true for an FBI agent whose daily grind features cases like this.

That whole sequence is memorable for deconstructing Cooper's identity (as we know it) into a handful of crude mnemonic objects of memory:
  • A blue roses on the table.
  • American Girl, a subject of a former case.
  • A Diane as unseeing as as a tape recorder yet still performing the function of externallising Cooper's interior monologue and being his intellectual compass.
  • Even the number to his room at the Great Northern was torn asunder into its constituent primes. 3 and 15. The "key" to retuening home split just like his identities, ensuring whichever one he takes will not lead to back to his "whole" (or what we perceived to be his whole)
Is that what he's watching with a look of despair in P17? Do the credits that roll after each part reflect his own knowledge or perception of events?

The credits don't even feature the name Dale Cooper. They begin with Kyle MacLachlan's star billing (sans character) and then go on to list every other actor and their role. And if they did feature him, what would be listed as the role Kyle is playing? Would it be different in each Part?
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