Manage episode 356330481 series 2884487
Hey, it’s a party! Two years of Back to the Double R and another damn fine Twin Peaks Day! We hope you’ve all come through the darkest weeks of the season and are ready for a little light, because we’re going full-Disney in one of the simultaneously Least- and Most-David-Lynch films in the catalog, the 1999 biopic, “The Straight Story.” In this extremely (in fact, literally) linear narrative, Alvin Straight takes to the open road upon his humble John Deere mower to reconnect with his brother before the chance slips away forever. Jonathan is here with an homage to the late, great Richard Farnsworth; Jennifer flips the script and finds this to be a “coming of old age” film; Damon ponders visions of an antiquated masculinity; and Colin asks what the structure of this picture tells us about Lynch’s style in general. For the Twist, we roll out some other real-life stories that would be fitting additions to the Lynchverse!