Twin Peaks - The Pilot

USA | 1990 | 94 minutes | David Lynch

The body of a young girl (Laura Palmer) is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul.

June 9, 2013
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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The groundbreaking and influential "Twin Peaks" series originally ran on the ABC network for the short time between April 1990 and June 1991. Created by film director David Lynch (Blue Velvet) and writer Mark Frost ("Hill Street Blues"), it gained an enormous following of viewers while challenging genre conventions and changing the standard of television programming. The story begins with Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) of the FBI arriving in the small town of Twin Peaks, WA, to investigate the murder of a popular high school girl named Laura Palmer. When the first season ended without answering the pressing question of "Who killed Laura Palmer?", the loyal audience had to wait all summer until next season to find out. However, the series proved to be more than just an engaging soap opera or juicy murder mystery. The dark supernatural subject matter was offset by moments of absurd humor, and the haunting musical score from Angelo Badalamenti was well suited to the cinematically rendered images. The creators succeeded in blending a very human drama into a humorous and entertaining crime show against a small-town background of eccentric characters and places. Offering plenty of symbolism, the series became highly discussed for exposing the darkness underneath apple-pie America, among other issues.

Director: David Lynch
Principal Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Jack Nance, Michael Ontkean, Grace Zabriskie, Sherilyn Fenn, Piper Laurie, Sheryl Lee, Peggy Lipton, and Catherine Coulson as Log Lady
Country: USA
Year: 1990
Running Time: 94 minutes
Screenplay: David Lynch and Mark Frost
Cinematographers: Ronald Víctor García
Editors: Duwayne Dunham
Production Designer: Patricia Norris
Music: Angelo Badalamenti
Language: English
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