Peaks

“I understand”: Mirror Epistemologies in Twin Peaks S3

Welcome to Twin Peaks, a universe – small-town, but ever-expanding – comprising David Lynch‘s eight-part (including feature-length pilot) First Season (1990), followed by a 22-part Second Season (1990-1), Lynch’s spin-off prequel feature Fire Walk With Me (1992), as well as various diaries and other authorised paratexts. Now there is a Third Season (‘The Return’), as…

The Saragossa Manuscript

The Saragossa Manuscript (1965)

The Saragossa Manuscript first published by EyeforFilm “Frasquita told her story to Busqueros, he told it to Lopez Suarez, who in turn told it to Señor Avadoro. It’s enough to drive you crazy.” In fact, as Alfonse van Worden (Zbigniew Cybulski) – Captain of the Walloon Guard and hero of The Saragossa Manuscript – tries…

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

First published by EyeforFilm A middle-aged man in crisis finds himself contemplating his mortality, loneliness and insignificance in a vast, indifferent universe. These are the sort of grand existential themes that are normally associated with filmmakers from a more literate age, the Viscontis or Bergmans – but given that Synecdoche, New York is the directorial debut of…