The music of Twin Peaks is distinct, setting it apart from other television scores of its time. It is set apart by its hauntingly beautiful quality and its dark undertones underneath it. It is another way David Lynch expresses the storyline and in fact, in an interview with NME.com, Angelo Badalamenti said he sat with Lynch at a piano. As Lynch described certain scenes or moods from the show, Badalamenti composed. Lynch then used the music used as an integral part of his show, sometimes even playing it on set to create the mood. Lynch uses several common themes that appear again and again, often without the viewer realizing it. Audrey’s Dance and the Love Theme/Laura Palmer’s Theme are used in different ways to carry us to Lynch’s message that darkness, the evil that man can do, is everywhere, lurking under the surface.
Regardless of what piece of music you pick from the Twin Peaks soundtrack, it all suggests something that David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti were working towards. They were trying to express through Twin Peaks was the darkness that lies everywhere. David Lynch does this with the images and characters he creates in the show, most specifically BOB, a demon or evil spirit that controls the body of its host. BOB is the tangible manifestation of the evil man can do, while the music is the intangible accompaniment to BOB. Both of these are the evil in the woods, the evil that any man can do, given the chance. The music is simply the vehicle which carries us to this realization.
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George Summary and Response- Dobson
In Diana Hume George’s essay “Lynching Women: A Feminist Reading of Twin Peaks”, she argues that the only reason Twin Peaks became so popular a show was because of our fascination with the brutality towards women masked with a fake deepness. She believes that there is a correlation between sexual violence on the media and in real life. She lists percentages about violence against women. However, I disagree that those facts can be immediately be associated with media. She says “the subliminal, suggestive power of mass-produced images is real” (113). While this is real, it is hard to link these two things together without more support than what is given. I do agree that our culture has a fascination with sex and sexualized violence. However, the source of this I disagree with. I believe that we are so obsessed with sex because it, and the naked form, is still taboo. Once we as a culture get over this taboo, much of this violence will go away.
And on the depth of Twin Peaks. I believe that it is a matter of opinion. Many high school students do not believe Shakespeare or The Scarlet Letter have any amount of deepness. However, their teachers obviously do. Whether there is something to be learned from Twin Peaks, I do not know until I am finished with the series.
I have never liked PETA as an organization. They’re hypocritical and only wish to make a statement and money. Every year they kill more animals than they save. While I am all for animal welfare, PETA is not the organization to go for.
Another thing about PETA is they use shock value to gain recognition. This is just another example. They use women’s bodies to spread their campaign and use this horrible brutal murder (albeit fictional) too. They obviously do not respect women or animals.
Class, this is just now making the rounds on the net. Cheryl Lee, the actress who played Laura Palmer on Twin Peaks, is apparently such a supporter of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) that she agreed to appear in this ad campaign where she reprises her role as Laura Palmer. Discuss……….
Laura Palmer for PeTA
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Creon on the other hand, was tyrannical, ill tempered, and extremely fixated on being viewed as weak or feminine. As he said,
“There’s no room for pride, not in a slave,
not with the lord and master standing by
This girl was an old hand at insolence
when she overrode the…
I DISAGREE WITH YOU BECAUSE…
Antigone’s actions thought out. (I need to find examples from the book BUT THEY WERE).
What about the burial for her brother? She is doing this for him too!
If it was scary for Antigone to not do what she was raised to do, why didn’t Ismene do it too?
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