Twin Peaks (Book)

Unwrapping the Plastic

Few contemporary television shows have been subjected to the critical scrutiny that has been brought to bear on David Lynch and Mark Frost's Twin Peaks since its debut in 1990. Yet the series, and the subsequent film, Fire Walk With Me, are sufficiently rich that it's always possible for a close analysis to offer something new – and that's what Franck Boulègue has done with Twin Peaks: Unwrapping the Plastic.

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Few contemporary television shows have been subjected to the critical scrutiny that has been brought to bear on David Lynch and Mark Frost's Twin Peaks since its debut in 1990. Yet the series, and the subsequent film, Fire Walk With Me, are sufficiently rich that it's always possible for a close analysis to offer something new – and that's what Franck Boulègue has done with Twin Peaks: Unwrapping the Plastic. Through Boulègue's eyes, we see for the first time the world of Twin Peaks as a coherent whole, one that draws on a wide range of cultural source material, including surrealism, transcendental meditation, Jungian psychoanalysis, mythology, fairy tales, and much, much more. The work of a scholar who is also a fan, the book should appeal to any hardcore Twin Peaks viewer.  

Franck Boulègue is a film critic for various research journals and co-editor of Fan Phenomena: Twin Peaks.

Foreword

Acknowledgements

It’s Happening Again!

Chapter 1: Birds, Mountain Peaks and Dreams for Sale

Chapter 2: Northwest Passage to the Ocean of Consciousness

Chapter 3: How I Slept Like a Log: Dreams, Nightmares and Secret Gardens

Chapter 4: Mirrors, Curtains and Windows: Introspection, Visions, Masks and Viewpoints

Chapter 5: Mythology and Fairy Tales: Sleeping Beauties and Angry Gods

Chapter 6: Food, Clowns and Dance: Twin Peaks’ Carnival of Souls

Conclusion

Appendix 1: At the Roots of Meaning

Appendix 2: Filmic Influences

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