There’s a Name for That

You can’t write about Twin Peaks without mentioning Lynch’s particular brand of strange, and most people are content with relying on the apt if tautological term “Lynchian.” While this is obviously true, it must be said that Lynch employs a range of weirdness–the effect of Twin Peaks is different than that of, say, Inland Empire. So “Lynchian” is in need of fine-tuning. In the newest TPP essay, author Eileen Maksym proposes a characterization of the weirdness particular to Twin Peaks I hadn’t thought of or read before, and by which I felt instantly convinced. Read her compelling argument here.