Fan Phenomena: Twin Peaks

Edited by Marisa C. Hayes and Franck Boulègue

Fan Phenomena: Twin Peaks
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Edited by Marisa C. Hayes and Franck Boulègue

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

164 pages | 50 color plates | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2
Paper $22.00 ISBN: 9781783200245 Published August 2013
David Lynch and Mark Frost’s television series Twin Peaks debuted in April 1990 and by June of 1991 had been cancelled. Yet the impact of this surreal, unsettling show—ostensibly about the search for homecoming queen Laura Palmer’s killer—is far larger than its short run might indicate. A forerunner of the moody, disjointed, cinematic television shows that are commonplace today, Twin Peaks left a lasting impression, and nowhere is that more clear than in the devotion of its legions of loyal fans.

Fan Phenomena: Twin Peaks is the first book of its kind to revisit Lynch and Frost's groundbreaking series and explore how the show's cult status continues to thrive in the digital era. In ten essays, the contributors take a deeper look at Twin Peaks' rich cast of characters, iconic locations, and its profound impact on television programming, as well as the impact of new media and fan culture on the show’s continued relevance. Written by fans for fans, Fan Phenomena: Twin Peaks is an intelligent yet accessible guide to the various aspects of the show and its subsequent film. Featuring commentary from both first generation and more recent followers, these essays capture the endlessly fascinating universe of Twin Peaks, from Audrey Horne's keen sense of style to Agent Cooper's dream psychology.

The first non-academic collection that speaks to the show's fan base rather than a scholarly audience, this book is more approachable than previous Twin Peaks critical studies volumes and features color images of the series, film, and fan media. It will be welcomed by anyone seduced by the strangeness and camp of Lynch’s seminal series.
Contents

Introduction

 

Peaks and Pop Culture

 

Fan Appreciation no. 1: Bryan Hogue: Co-owner ‘Black Lodge Video’

 

Audrey in Five Outfits

 

Embodiment of the Mystery: Performance and Video Art Go Twin Peaks

 

The Owls Are Not What They Seem: Cultural Artifacts of Twin Peaks

 

Fan Appreciation no. 2: Pieter Dom: founder and webmaster of WelcometoTwinPeaks.com

 

‘Yeah, But the Monkey Says, Judy’: A Critical Approach to Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

 

Fan Appreciation no. 3: Low Zu Boon: Film Programmer at the National Museum of Singapore

 

The Dream Logic of Twin Peaks

 

 Twin Peaks and the ‘Disney Princess’ Generation

 

Bond on Bond: Laura Palmer and Agent Cooper in Twin Peaks

 

Strange Spaces: Cult Topographies in Twin Peaks

 

Gothic Daemon BOB

 

Going Further

 

Image Credits


Editor and Contributor Biographies

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