Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

like Tabu or Bonjour tristesse, i tend to forget how much i like this because the only thing i remember is how hard it hits me. i love the return but i don't think lynch ever got close to being as horrifying (well, inland empire is a thing, but you get what i mean) and affecting as he did here. the television being smashed is not only an indictment of the limitations of the media and what said media does to very real tragedy and trauma, but also of how necessary it is to tell the other part of the story. i don't think it's saying that the original twin peaks was wrong alltogether, but it is a break from all that, putting laura and her story front and center. that's what makes it so crushing, you're hearing the voice that has always been silenced, watching, feeling even, the body that has been always behind the photograph, the person behind the image. she's not a puzzle to solve, a narrative to be used, she's a human being, and the fact that her story ends as it ends it's heartbreaking but also somewhat inspiring even being the gut punch that it is, as there's prove of catharsis being attainable, the everlasting cycle of violence she and so many people are involved in having a door at the end. it is an extremely harsh film, but if the ending was just a bit different, it would be completely unwatchable, unbearable.

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