- Lynch intentionally signified that Fire Walk With Me was a
Twin Peaks on television, making full use of all of the explicit
that he could now show to movie going audiences that was not permited
television. And to further drive home his point, the very first act in
the film is that of Leland Palmer/BOB smashing a television set.
- Chris Issak once asked Lynch if he should take acting lessons.
absolutely not, it would ruin his natural screen presence.
- Al Strobel confirms that The Little Man From Another Place (Mike
was indeed revealed to be Mike's missing arm in Fire Walk With Me. "I
it directly from the horse's mouth: The Little Man From Another Place
Philip Gerard's arm." This, of course, explains why the little man is
seen as a possibly evil character, but Strobel says the the little man
is only evil in the sense that Puck from Shakespear's A Mid Summer
Dream is evil. "Puck is fun, but he's also a nasty little guy. He
a lot of problems."
- The train car scene in which BOB/Leland kills Laura Palmer was
Halloween which is also Frank Silva's (BOB) birthday.
- When the idea of making a Twin Peaks film came up, Mark Frost
wanted to make a sequel that would help tie up the loose ends of the
however Lynch went ahead with the prequel. Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer)
glad that he did; "I felt really great about the decision because I
really felt complete with Laura. I never got to be Laura alive.
Just in flashbacks. It allowed me to come full circle with the
That character always had a tremendous amount of life, because for two
seasons everybody talked about her - yet I didn't get to do those
and be her. So it was good in that way."
- Before Twin Peaks Michael Anderson (The Little Man From Another
worked on the space shuttle program as a computer engineer in a company
called Martin-Marietta, which was a contractor for NASA.
- The concept of the White and Black Lodges is borrowed by Lynch
from a 1926 pulp novel by Talbot Mundy called "The Devil's Guard." It
a story about mystic India and a group of beings called the Dugpas,
in both the novel and the television show are the keepers of The Black
Lodge. However, there are no midgets or white horses or anyone named
in the novel.
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- Dale Cooper is named after D. B. Cooper, a man who hijacked an
Washington state, bailed out with a parachute, and has never been seen