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Twin Peaks General

Postby NicoleL88 » 21 Sep 2011

Hey all, I'm just working away on my thesis and doing a rewatch of a few TP episodes when I noticed this:

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Is it just me or is that BOB? :shock:

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Re: Twin Peaks - Has anyone noticed this before?

Postby blu » 25 Sep 2011

It is! From the IMDb FAQ:

According to David Lynch, BOB, the disembodied spirit who is ultimately responsible for Laura Palmer's death, was not always intended to be in the show. Originally it was supposed to be who was the murderer. The idea of BOB came about by accident. Frank Silva, who was working as a set dresser on the pilot was moving some furniture in Laura Palmer's bedroom and had moved a chest of drawers in front of the door. Someone jokingly warned him not to get stuck in the room and Lynch, who was standing nearby working on something else, had a vision of Silva locked in Laura Palmer's room. After finding out that Silva was also an actor, he decided to cast him in an as yet undetermined role in the show. On a whim Lynch filmed a panning shot of Laura's room with Silva hiding behind the bars of the foot of the bed. At this point he still did not know how he was going to use it. Later that day they were filming the scene where Laura's mother has a terrifying vision. They shot a shot where Mrs Palmer sits up bolt upright, terrified by what she's seen. Lynch was pleased by the performance but was informed by the director of photography that the shot was unusable because a crew member had been caught in the reflection in a mirror behind Mrs Palmer. When Lynch learned that the crew member was Frank Silva he was pleased and the idea of BOB as a malevolent spirit came about.

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Re: Twin Peaks - Has anyone noticed this before?

Postby ctyankee » 16 Nov 2011

Neat

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Re: Twin Peaks - Has anyone noticed this before?

Postby blu » 27 Jul 2013

Changing this thread to a "catch-all" Twin Peaks thread in case anyone has any general ideas, thoughts, observations that don't necessarily warrant a new thread.

So, to bump with content, I saw a tweet the other day that said:

FILM CRIT HULK @FilmCritHULK
HAS ANYONE EVER ASKED WHY DAVID LYNCH NAMED LELAND PALMER AFTER ACTRESS LELAND PALMER?


Interesting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leland_Palmer_(actress)

Anyone explored this connection before?

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Re: Twin Peaks General

Postby kmkmiller » 27 Jul 2013

that such an observation comes from Film Crit Hulk who, about Mulholland Drive, wrote....

IT THIS LAST PART THAT RITUALLY DRIVES HULK NUTS WHEN PEOPLE START INTERPRETING ART. HECK, THERE'S 90 MILLION LOST THEORIES OUT THERE THAT ARE BASED ON ONE DETAIL AND GO ON FOR PAGES AND PAGES WITHOUT EVER FITTING IN A LARGER CONTEXT OUTSIDE THE ARGUMENT (LOST "GURU" DOC JENSEN WAS PARTICULARLY HORRIBLE AT THIS). ONE MUST ALWAYS BE CAREFUL NOT TO JUMP OFF THE HANDLE INTO MEANINGLESS EXTRAPOLATION. ONE MUST CONSTANTLY ASK "HOW DOES THIS ALL PIECE TOGETHER?"


so I wouldn't want to drive HULK nuts by freely associating anything about this one detail and go on for pages and pages about it without ever fitting it in a larger context outside the argument.


the following datapoints seem more applicable to me:

ORIGIN AND HISTORY
The name Leland originates as an Old English surname via a location name denoting someone who lived in a clearing or on unseeded or fallow land. It derives as a combination of “leah” meaning “wood,” “clearing” or “meadow” and “land.” Additionally, Leland has roots in “laege” meaning “fallow.”

Palmer \p(a)-lmer, pal-mer\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Palmer), is pronounced PAHL-mer. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Palmer is "pilgrim". Surname which refers to the palm branch carried by a Christian pilgrim while traveling to a holy shrine.


But this is not to discourage anyone else from mulling over why David Lynch named Leland Palmer after an actress who had guest roles on "Love, American Style." ??? ??? ???

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Re: Twin Peaks General

Postby KyleOrKyla » 03 Aug 2013

I'm glad there's a "Twin Peaks General" thread to put this in, as it's not worth that much time, but:

I saw a few minutes of the Roy Rogers show on TV a few weeks ago. In one scene, his dopey sidekick gets bonked on the head. When he says he's fine, Roy responds with, "Where there's no sense, there's no feeling," just like Sheriff Trueman to Andy when Andy is hit by the board searching Leo's outbuildings.
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