By David Zou
David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return, a goliath eighteen-hour journey into the art of dreams, memory and time, is unquestionably the best film of the year. Once seen, The Return cannot be eradicated from memory, it leeches onto your mind with a vice like grip that cannot be loosened. Once the screen fades to black, the final credits roll and your jaw has been picked up off the floor, the urge to talk about what has just been witnessed is coupled with a desire to never want to talk about it again.
Twin Peaks: The Return journeys back to the small town in Washington state, to revisit and continue the story that was left with an enraging cliff-hanger in 1991. The following year, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me was expected to tie up loose ends and to present closure but only succeeded in posing more questions, leaving a rather sour taste.
While the prequel film has been since re-evaluated, Twin Peaks: The Return is fresh in the mind, and refusing to go anywhere. One reason for this is that you may never see anything like this again; Lynch has thoroughly outdone himself and created the perfect culmination of his life’s work.
1. Subverting fan expectations
“Strange as it sounds, I think you’re a girl named Laura Palmer.”
Following the cryptic finale of the second series of Twin Peaks (Laura Palmer’s haunting “I’ll see you again in 25 years”), the desperation to understand and get resolutions lingered greatly, and once The Return was greenlit, a joyous reunion in the quirkiest of Twin Peaks way was highly anticipated by fans.
Such desires only offered creators David Lynch and Mark Frost more reasons to either hold back on, or complete refuse to acknowledge, the fates of beloved characters from a quarter of
From:: Taste Of Cinema