Garmonbozia, the Black and White Lodges, Mike, Bob and the Little Man, Judy, Audrey and Charlie, Season 3's ending... The mystery of Twin Peaks has survived for nearly 30 years... until now. You may have heard some of the ideas in this video before, but never with this amount of depth and supporting evidence. Are you ready to fully KNOW what Twin Peaks was really about?This is some incredible, next level, film school analysis here - and that's coming from someone who wouldn't have previously dreamed of sitting through a four-and-a-half-hour, homemade, documentary.
But this is surprisingly compelling viewing: clearly well-researched and very slickly presented (as long as you don't mind the host's David Lynch impression when reading out interview quotes from books, magazines, and online interviews).
Apprehensive about the 270-minute duration, I started watching in the hope of a tl;dr summary at the start.
However, I was quickly hooked by the calm, rational, point-by-point analysis of Lynch's complex work, the explanation of how behind-the-scenes studio shenanigans impacted the show and how Lynch then channelled that into the message of later parts of the story.
Obviously, this is one for hardcore Twin Peakers only, but it makes a very solid, and well supported case for its reading of the three seasons of the television show and the prequel movie (Fire Walk With Me).
Had this been presented, in written form, by one of my peers during my Scriptwriting For Film & TV degree course at Bournemouth (which included a lot of "film studies") they would have been guaranteed a first.
While the majority of the sources cited in the presentation are Lynch himself (a creator notoriously reticent about explaining the meaning of his work), that actually heightens the strength of the thesis once you wrap your head around it.