18 Things You Didn't Know About "Twin Peaks"
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3. Before Twin Peaks, co-creators Mark Frost and David Lynch teamed up to write a Marilyn Monroe biopic, titled Goddess, which was never produced.
7. Despite the show's success, the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me was booed at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival, and bombed at the U.S. box office.
"The movie is a true folly—almost nothing in it adds up—yet it isn’t jokey and smug like Lynch’s last film, Wild at Heart, or his recent TV series, the gruesomely wacked-out On the Air, which seemed to pick up where the disastrous second half of Twin Peaks left off. In Fire Walk With Me, he’s at least trying to recover his poetic sincerity. There have always been two sides to Lynch: the inscrutable, demonic prankster and the rhapsodic dreamer. If only his dreams weren’t starting to look like reruns." —Owen Gleiberman, EW
8. At one point, Mikhail Gorbachev persuaded George H.W. Bush to help him unearth who killed Laura Palmer:
9. Steven Spielberg was attached to direct the second season premiere, but Lynch insisted on directing the episode himself.
10. It only took 20 minutes for David Lynch and composer Angelo Badalamenti to come up with the theme song.
"The Love Theme, which is heard repeatedly throughout the series, is a short, twisted piece of music, lasting about three minutes. But the sheer speed and ease of its composition indicate what a happy collaboration Badalamenti and Lynch share." —Ron Givens, EW