The body of a young girl (Laura Palmer) is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul.Written by
David Lynch and Mark Frost watched the original film Peyton Place to get an idea of how to develop the town's inhabitants, and ended up borrowing several ideas. Both revolve around a young girl who was sexually abused by a family member. Russ Tamblyn also appeared in both projects. See more »
There are some episodes that don't end with the usual Homecoming Queen photo of Laura Palmer and "Laura Palmer's Theme" in the credits: Episode 2 credits feature the Little Man from Another Place seen from above and dancing. Episode 8 features Gersten Hayward (Alicia Witt) playing the piano. Episode 14 shows Agent Cooper, the red curtains and the song "The World Spins" by Julee Cruise. Episode 18 features Ben Horne's old home movies seen in this same episode. Episode 29 features the coffee cup given to Cooper in the Red Room and Laura's face on it. See more »
Recent home media releases have removed the SPELLING logo from in-between the end credits and the Lynch/Frost Productions logo. This has caused the distinctive fall into the low-motif portion of the end credit theme ('Laura Palmer's Theme') during Season 1 to be lost, albeit it is partly retained in Season 2 due to the end credits being slightly extended and the low-motif portion beginning just as the credits section ends, rather than after. See more »
I perceive Dr. Jacoby to be strongly based on the late ethnobotanist, Terrence McKenna. Their physical appearance is strikingly similar, their dress style is similar and they are both in the liberal arts professions. Dr. Jacoby holidays in Hawaii and has a Hawaiian wife, McKenna lived in Hawaii. Dr. Jacoby has a notable mushroom shaped lamp, McKenna studied and wrote widely on psychedelic mushroom culture.
We corresponded via email too briefly in 1996. He advised me in regard to life and 2012 to "be there or be square."
When I posted this in the Twin Peaks Message Boards area two fellow posters quickly agreed with me.
BTW, I watched Twin Peaks when it was originally aired in the UK around 15 years ago.
I have a copy of the December 1990 Playboy starring Sherilyn Fenn which I purchased underage although quite permissible for her only semi-nudity.
--- by Jerome, computer coder, author, and voter of 1,000 films.
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