Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Hey ho!

That's it man.

I'm done with the Halloween posting for 2017. If you're interested I'm posting over on the other seasonal blog now. Be warned, I'm somewhat more sentimental about that holiday.

Solstice in a month!!

Monday, 20 November 2017

Into the Dark Woods

There's something to be said for a tv show that lingers. Since watching the 3rd season of Twin Peaks I find myself casting about the internet for whatever can help me in my quest to make meaning. Because it's getting on to that Xmas time of year, which feels Twin Peaksy to me, I don't mind.

And this is really quite interesting. You should know there are 4 parts and it's focused on the original series.

Journey Through Twin Peaks - Part 1: Harmony of the Dark Woods from Lost In The Movies on Vimeo.

"Journey Through Twin Peaks" is a 4-part video series analyzing the narrative cycle of Twin Peaks, stretching from the pilot through Fire Walk With Me. Part 1, "Harmony of the Dark Woods" explores the pilot through the season 2 premiere, examining how the show perfectly balances its three core elements: Laura Palmer, the town of Twin Peaks, and FBI Agent Dale Cooper.

You can watch Part 2 of this series here:

Part 3 here:

and Part 4 here:

Written, narrated, and edited by Joel Bocko, this video is for educational and critical purposes only.

Visit Lost in the Movies (http://thedancingimage.blogspot.com).

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Foggy woods walk

Friday, 17 November 2017

Bat Skirt?!

What!? A local place that sells Sourpuss?! Skulls, bats, witches, and pumpkins abound! Oh, will wonders never cease!! Located in the newly expanded and wondrous Posie Row space! Up the stairs, past all the pressed tin, to the very tippy top! Bat skirt (blurry due to my excitement) was hard to resist at Dead Issue.

Visit Dead Issue

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Lost in a lodge...

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Best of 2017

Not sure you're familiar with Rue Morgue, but according to Burning Witches Records they are currently doing a horror survey. You can vote for you favourite tv show, music, poster art, movie, etc.

Click here for survey

Friday, 10 November 2017

Gotta light?

Spoilers ahead....

Twin Peaks - The Return is not something I feel equipped to talk fully about yet. But I do agree with much of what this article in Rolling Stone says. Except for the part about it being ground breaking tv. I think the ground's been broken...by Lynch himself back in 1990. This feels more like a return to the very familiar, albeit mostly cinematic, world of Lynch. Echoes of Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart and, of course, Fire Walk With Me...they are all there.

And so too is a certain despair. Sure we're all getting older and a little world weary but there's not much to counter balance the feelings of "oh, what's the use we're all going to die anyway." It's true a number of original cast members are no longer with us (watch the dedications after each episode) and several of The Return's cast members were ill and died during shooting or soon thereafter...which has gotta have an effect. Oh yeah, then there's the actual world we live in full of 'fake' news, sexual predation, climate change, corporate cannibalism, and Trump. And while the final conversation between the log lady (actress Catherine E. Coulson was dying of cancer during shooting) and Deputy Hawk was touching her words to Hawk, “You know about death, Hawk, that it’s just a change, not an end" ring hollow.

Where's the hope?

During much of the first 10 incredibly slow paced and dialogue deficient episodes I found myself feeling distinctly disappointed, uncomfortable and maybe even a touch annoyed. Things do pick up in the final 8 episodes in terms of the action, and no one does crazy coincidences like Lynch, but I felt like I was racing to the end (yes, I binge watched) so I could just get it over with.

For me The Return was not an escape into the spooky, occasionally tragic, but ultimately charming world of Twin Peaks. This is a place of failed good intentions, violence, and...evil. The upside down.

Lots of good music tho. Here too.