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

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Full of Secrets contains virtually everything you need to know about Twin Peaks. This fascinating collection of essays considers David Lynch’s politics, the enigmatic musical score, and the show’s cult status, treatment of family violence, obsession with doubling, and silencing of women. Also included are a director and writer list, a cast list, a Twin Peaks calendar, a complete scene breakdown for the entire series, and a comprehensive bibliography.
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Editorial Reviews

Essential reading for "Peakies," fans of director David Lynch's cult TV series "Twin Peaks." Contains critical essays, plus lists of cast members, directors, and writers for each episode, a calendar of red- letter dates in the show's convoluted plot, and a scene breakdown of every episode. Essays discuss topics such as the art and politics of the show, its use of music, a feminist reading of "Twin Peaks," and postmodernism and television. No pictures. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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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
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 281
  • Sales rank: 622,532
  • 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).
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Semiotics of Cobbler: Twin Peaks' Interpretive Community 1
Bad Ideas: The Art and Politics of Twin Peaks 22
The Peaks and Valleys of Serial Creativity: What Happened to/on Twin Peaks 30
"Do You Enjoy Making the Rest of Us Feel Stupid?": alt.tv.twinpeaks, the Trickster Author, and Viewer Mastery 51
Family Romance, Family Violence, and the Fantastic in Twin Peaks 70
"Disturbing the Guests with This Racket": Music and Twin Peaks 82
The Canonization of Laura Palmer 93
Lynching Women: A Feminist Reading of Twin Peaks 109
Double Talk in Twin Peaks 120
Infinite Games: The Derationalization of Detection in Twin Peaks 130
Desire Under the Douglas Firs: Entering the Body of Reality in Twin Peaks 144
The Dis-order of Things in Twin Peaks 160
Postmodernism and Television: Speaking of Twin Peaks 173
Appendix A: Directors and Writers 196
Appendix B: Cast List 198
Appendix C: Abbreviations 202
Appendix D: A Twin Peaks Calendar 204
Appendix E: Twin Peaks Scene Breakdown 208
Bibliography 259
Index 275
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2000

    A Must Read for Hardcore Peakers

    It's explicit, cerebral and easy to get lost in: an essential for all Twin Peaks collections.

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