Full of Secrets: Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks / Edition 1

Full of Secrets: Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks / Edition 1

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This fascinating collection of essays considers David Lynch's politics, the enigmatic musical score, the show's cult status, treatment of family violence, obsession with doubling, and silencing of women.See more details below

Overview

This fascinating collection of essays considers David Lynch's politics, the enigmatic musical score, the show's cult status, treatment of family violence, obsession with doubling, and silencing of women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814325063
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Series:
Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
281
Sales rank:
665,550
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

David Lavery (Ph.D. in English, University of Florida) is professor and chair of the Department of English at Middle Tennessee State University. He is the author of numerous essays and of Late for the Sky: The Mentality of the Space Age (Southern Illinois University Press).

Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Semiotics of Cobbler: Twin Peaks' Interpretive Community1
Bad Ideas: The Art and Politics of Twin Peaks22
The Peaks and Valleys of Serial Creativity: What Happened to/on Twin Peaks30
"Do You Enjoy Making the Rest of Us Feel Stupid?": alt.tv.twinpeaks, the Trickster Author, and Viewer Mastery51
Family Romance, Family Violence, and the Fantastic in Twin Peaks70
"Disturbing the Guests with This Racket": Music and Twin Peaks82
The Canonization of Laura Palmer93
Lynching Women: A Feminist Reading of Twin Peaks109
Double Talk in Twin Peaks120
Infinite Games: The Derationalization of Detection in Twin Peaks130
Desire Under the Douglas Firs: Entering the Body of Reality in Twin Peaks144
The Dis-order of Things in Twin Peaks160
Postmodernism and Television: Speaking of Twin Peaks173
Appendix A: Directors and Writers196
Appendix B: Cast List198
Appendix C: Abbreviations202
Appendix D: A Twin Peaks Calendar204
Appendix E: Twin Peaks Scene Breakdown208
Bibliography259
Index275

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