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February 28, 2021

A Binge too Far #15: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me duo (1992 – 2014)

Chilling frame from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Twin Peaks: Fire.. (1992)


Following the same-titled series (1990 – 1991) from creator David Lynch (reviewed in last month’s Static Age) this is less of a spin-off and more of a continuation, and in particular it tries to shed some light in Laura Palmer’s (Sheryl Lee) murder, as well as that of Teresa Banks (Pamela Gidley). However, although everybody was expecting answers, not only didn’t get too many, but several more questions were raised as well.


Twin Peaks returned with its weird characters that now delve deep into paranoia, but whereas the – now classic – series relied on true crime sensibilities, this film goes for a full-horror aesthetics. It still plays like an extended episode (and it rarely outstays its welcome, even at 134 minutes long), but one that is more gruesome (several scenes of gore are offered) and daring (look for some nudity on display). Once again the cast is great (other than the regular players – among them Ray Wise, David Lynch, Kyle MacLachlan, et al – you also get people like David Bowie and Kiefer Sutherland) and you know that only director Lynch could get away with bizarre settings such as the red curtain sequences.


Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)


This feature-length presentation is a narratively-styled compilation of deleted and extended scenes from the 1992 film reviewed above and as such it would be safe to assume that its aim was to enlighten the missing pieces of the story, but it falls flat on its face. Needless and awful it serves no purpose other than boasting David Lynch’s ego and megalomania; in order to enjoy this you’ll have to be a big fan of his or a desperate masochist. The end result makes it even more apparent that the new actors (those that didn’t return from the original series) don’t fit in the concept and its only redeeming value is that you get more David Bowie for your buck.

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