In 1990, David Lynch was on top of the world. Wild at Heart won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and Twin Peaks was the hottest show on TV. In 1992, he released Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. It sure is amazing how fast coffee can get cold. The film was not well received, to say the least, by critics or ticket buyers. It seemed like the verdict was in: Twin Peaks was dead and wrapped in plastic. Thirty years later, the film is thought by many to be Lynch’s masterpiece. Author Scott Ryan (The Last Days of Letterman, thirtysomething at thirty: an oral history, The Blue Rose, Scott Luck Stories) was among the few Twin Peaks fans who saw the film on the day it was released and loved it from the beginning. He takes an in-depth look at the film, its legacy, and the people who created it, weaving in his own story of how the film has inspired him throughout his life, and still does.
The book features brand new interviews with editor Mary Sweeney, Gregg Fienberg, DP Ron Garcia, lead actress Sheryl Lee, and interview clips from Writer Bob Engels, lead actor Ray Wise, and other cast members, as well as Ryan’s essays covering the different iterations of the script, Angelo Badalamenti’s superb score, the fandom, and the lore of the The Missing Pieces (the feature-length compilation of deleted scenes that went unseen for over twenty years before premiering at the Vista Theatre in Los Angeles on July 16, 2014, followed by a Blu-ray release as a component of Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery).
Ryan also recounts his own journey as a Twin Peaks fan for over thirty years, the friends and celebrities he has met through the film.
This is an ambitious, unique exploration of one of the darkest films ever created by the master himself, David Lynch, presented with Ryan’s trademark humor and provocative insights. The book has a foreword by Entertainment Weekly's Twin Peak Podcast host Jeff Jensen (HBO's Watchmen).
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