Covenant Minute 21

In which I discuss religion, logical fallacies, and the ever changing cultural tastes in music.

Citations

Dunham, Duwayne (2002). “Northwest Passage” audio commentary (DVD). Universal Home Entertainment.

Relevant excerpt: The impetus for the series Twin Peaks was the mystery of who killed Laura Palmer. During the filming of a scene in the pilot, “Northwest Passage”, taking place in Laura’s room, Frank Silva, a set dresser, accidentally trapped himself in the room by inadvertently moving a dresser in front of the door. When told of the incident, Lynch had an image of Silva stuck in the room and thought it could fit into the series. After filming him crouched at the foot of Laura’s bed, looking through the bars of the footboard, as if he were “trapped” behind them, Lynch filmed the scene a second time, without Silva. After reviewing the footage, Lynch liked Silva’s presence so much that he decided to make him part of the series.

Later that day, a scene was being filmed in which Laura’s mother experiences a terrifying vision; at the time, the script did not indicate what Mrs Palmer had seen. Lynch was pleased with how the scene turned out, but a crew member informed him that it would have to be re-shot, because a mirror in the scene had inadvertently picked up Silva’s reflection. Lynch considered this a “happy accident”, and decided that Silva’s unnamed character would be revealed as Laura’s true killer.

World’s oldest song, Hurrian Hymn: https://youtu.be/tAc2KDNHEw4

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