Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5

France/USA, 1992.  , , .  Screenplay by David Lynch, , based on the television series Twin Peaks created by , David Lynch.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by .  

Overlong, sometimes fascinating but often annoying prequel that ties up loose ends from the groundbreaking television series produced by David Lynch. Lynch writes and directs here, also reprising his role from the series, introducing us to the character of Laura Palmer, whose vicious murder in her small, seemingly perfect town was what began the series pilot. We get to know the character for the first time (played by ) and the events leading up to her death, though anyone with half a brain can figure it out long before it happens.   subs in for the unavailable Lara Flynn Boyle, but the rest of the cast is pretty much intact, including an effective but underused .  It looks great, but it wouldn’t be until Mulholland Drive that Lynch’s weirdness would recall the heart and style of Blue Velvet.

The Criterion Collection:  #898

Cannes Film Festival:  In Competition

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