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3.8
5,867 Ratings

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Directed by David Lynch
United States, France, 1992
Drama, Avant-Garde, Thriller

Synopsis

While investigating the mysterious death of a nightshift waitress, Special Agent’s Chester Desmond and Dale Cooper unravel the bizarre clues, mysterious disappearances, and strange happenings that lead to the last seven days of Laura Palmer’s troubled life and ultimately the killer.

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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me Directed by David Lynch
Laura’s descent into hell is foreshadowed by many harbingers of doom, especially Fire Walk with Me’s Pink Room sequence, a riotous explosion of lurid color, accompanied by music that suggests a sexually frenzied funeral dirge. Angelo Badalamenti’s sonorous horns accompany images that’re dotted with youthful female nudity that’s uncomfortably and poignantly sleazy. At this point, we couldn’t be farther away from the romanticism of Twin Peaks at its sweetest.
October 25, 2017
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Today, it looks like a flawed masterpiece, exhausting and exhilarating. It’s a singular portrayal of “garmonbozia” (pain and sorrow), the cream corn of evil—with all the Lynchian disjunctures that sentence implies. It’s abrasive at every level, from Lynch’s screaming, whooping sound design to the punishing immersion into Laura’s hell. But its extremism is the source of its hypnotic power, and Lynch’s corybantic surrealism fits the theme.
May 19, 2017
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What the critics at the time didn’t notice (along with Sheryl Lee’s moving and bizarre and fearless performance) but which the Diane podcast is great at spotting, is that the movie takes familiar recurring images from the show like the ceiling fan at the Palmer residence and this set of overhanging traffic lights, and imbues them with new and more powerful meaning.
May 18, 2017
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