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Please help me out with this:
When I am reading Flux info in forums like this, I often come across references to Twin Peaks. From what I understand, Twin Peaks was a soap opera that grew into a cult hit, but was supposed to be bad. How could that have ANYTHING in common with Fon Flux?
-- Owen Black (Ob200bpm@aol.com), September 06, 1998
I became a heavy Peaks addict when it was being televised, and I don't agree that it was all bad, nor would I call it a soap opera. It was created and supervised by David Lynch, who is well known for his stylistic, haunting movies like Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Dune, Lost Highway, etc. The first season (about ten episodes, I think) was really cool, it showcased people's lives in a small town where a murder had been committed. It got very surreal, with plenty of dream sequences and references to the supernatural. You could describe it as "weird", that would sum it up.
The second season got much worse, it was underdeveloped and didn't really amount to anything, except for the final episode, which is unforgettable.
I can't think of anything that Peaks and Flux have in common, except that they both stand out as cool, savvy shows that are artistic and very unique. They both took a lot of risks and tried to do something really bold and different. And also, Peaks tends to leave you with more questions than answers, kind of like Flux.
By the way, it looks like Twin Peaks is still being discussed, I found a site the other day:
Hope this helps. I want to see these references to Twin Peaks, if you have the URL's handy, ? thanks!
-- Zach (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 09, 1998.
if i come across them again, i'll tell you
-- Owen Black (Ob200bpm@aol.com), September 16, 1998.
I think Aeon Flux and Twin Peaks are associated because they originally ran during the same years. Both shows represented a wonderful trend in early '90's televesion programming - a shift away from bland, simple pablum towards complex and intriguing shows. Looks like that ship never came in...
-- Charles Martin (email@example.com), October 19, 1998.
Chung has said that David Lynch, creator of Twin Peaks, is one of his favorite directors (I can't remember how he put it exactly, but he likes him in some way). He said Twin Peaks was one of the few shows he regularly watched. There are certainly allusions between the two, not direct really, but you can tell that these two directors have some of the same ideas floating around in their heads. Quirkyness, that people often think of as being wierd "for the sake of being wierd" is one thing they have in common. Another is sex and violence. Of course, these are the more superficial aspects of each show. I wonder if they share any of the same themes or concepts? I'd have to think about it... It's been awhile since I've seen TP.
-- Mat Rebholz (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 15, 1999.
Anyone see "Lost Highway"? That flick reminded me a lot, and I mean A LOT, of the Aeon ep Chronophasia. In one scene, Bill Pullman`s character clutches his head, screams, apparently dies then is born into a new life (in-joke), Chronophasia-style. There`s a Death-like character who reminded me of the boy in the cave, and at the end, the whole movie turns out to be a time-loop! I think it`s more than a coincidence, let me know if you agree! (or not, I`m open to anything)
-- Paul D. Gilbreath (email@example.com), February 18, 2000.
Lost highway was a crazy movie my bro made me watch it. I would of never conected the two though. Aeon and lost highway time loop u say cool. is that what l/h was about? weird movie but then again aeon is in the same category for weird.
-- (Aeonfluxfan1@Aol.com), February 19, 2000.