NEW YORK TIMES: Twin Peaks by Ryan Pfluger

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VOGUE AUSTRALIA: Naomi Watts by Emma Summerton

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W MAGAZINE: The Jewels on his Crown by Alex Prager

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Mo: Patricia Arquette, Hailey Gates, Chrysta Bell, Laura Dern & Naomi Watts

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Ph: Alex Prager

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TWIN PEAKS SEASON THREE, CAST AND STORY: What We Know So Far

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Kyle MachLachlan was the first cast member to announce his return to Twin Peaks for Season Three.

What we know about Twin Peaks Season Three

As we get closer to the premiere of Twin Peaks Season Three on Showtime, it might be helpful to gather together everything we learned about the new episodes. While we’ll continue to update with more information as we get it, here’s what we know for now:

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  • The Twin Peaks Season Three idea originated during lunch between David Lynch and Mark Frost.
  • In October 2014, both Lynch and Frost announced via Twitter that “That gum you like is going to come back in style! #damngoodcoffee.”
  • Kyle MacLachlan was one of the first cast members to confirm his return, as central character agent Dale Cooper. “Better fire up that percolator and find my black suit 🙂 #Twinpeaks.”

    Returning: Grace Zabriskie, Ray Wise and Sheryl Lee are confirmed to return. Image Amplified www.imageamplified.com
    Returning: Grace Zabriskie, Ray Wise and Sheryl Lee, who played the Palmer family, are confirmed to return.
  • Showtime has confirmed the return of original cast members Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer, Ray Wise as Leland Palmer, Sherilyn Finn as Audrey Horne, Dana Ashbrook as Bobby Briggs, among others.
  • Michael J. Anderson, who played the iconic dancing dwarf from the Red Room, won’t be returning for Season Three. Neither will Lara Flynn Boyle, who played Donna Hayward, or Heather Graham, who played Annie Blackburn.
  • Lynch favorites Naomi Watts and Laura Dern will be joining the revival. They will be joined by newcomers Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ashley  Judd, Jim Belushi, Tim Roth, and Amanda Seyfried.
  • Musicians Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Sharon Van Etten and Sky Ferreira will also join the cast of Twin Peaks.
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Returning: Sherilyn Fenn is onboard to return as Audrey Horne.
  • Angelo Badalamenti will again score the Twin Peaks soundtrack.
  • Season Three will be set 25 years after the original Twin Peaks first aired.
  • The number of episodes for the new season increased from nine episodes to 18. All will be both directed by David Lynch, and star Ray Wise.
  • Frost’s The Secret History of Twin Peaks offers further clues as to what the Season Three storyline might include, but we won’t give any spoilers here. (Check here for Secret History spoilers.)
Mark Frost's The Secret History of Twin Peaks may give clues as to what expect from Season Three. Image Amplified www.imageamplified.com
Mark Frost’s The Secret History of Twin Peaks may give clues as to what expect from Season Three.

The above list was compiled from articles on Yahoo! Finance and IndieWire.

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CANNES FILM FESTIVAL COVERAGE: Money Monster Cast Photocall, Press Conference & Red Carpet 2016, Day 2

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Cannes Film Festival

The BFG

Steven Spielberg, Ruby Barnhill, Rebecca Hall & Penelope Wilton

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THAT CLOSER LOOK: David Lynch’s Manipulations, Video Essay

 

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David Lynch defies expectations.

Not exactly an expectation-shattering insight, on its own. However, Slate’s Brow Beat’s Darian Alexander recently shared a video essay on just how well Lynch subverts audience expectation to create new cinematic experiences.

In particular, the video essay deconstructs Mulholland Drive’s audition scene with Betty (played by the brilliant Naomi Watts). In the video, Evan Puschak details how Lynch plays with and confronts our estimations of Betty’s personality and acting abilities in a scene that uncomfortably sizzles and surprises. Betty begins as fresh-faced ingenue but finishes quite the opposite. The audience is in free-fall. For me, that scene has always been evidence of Lynch’s directing capabilities, how is he able to use the performances he draws from his actors to suit his vision. It’s a fascinating play with artifice and subtext.

I recently finished the audiobook for Dennis Lim’s David Lynch: The Man from Another Place, while commuting on the Tube. In it, Lim highlights the difficulty of explaining the meaning of “Lynchian”, a now common pop culture synonym for “weird.” But I think this use of artifice to confound audience expectations, is a key element of the truly Lynchian.

The video essay is below, but find Slate’s Brow Beat here.

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THE EDIT: Naomi Watts by Laurie Bartley

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The Edit

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St: Tracy Taylor

Ph: Laurie Bartley

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