Journal article

Twin Peaks: Hyperconscious Histories of Mediation

W Haslem, R O'Meara, J Beckett

Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media | University of Melbourne, School of Culture and Communication | Published : 2017

Abstract

David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return (2017) creates a sophisticated hyperconscious web that intersects televisual and cinematic technologies and their histories, and analysis reveals a continual obsession with how the moving image mediates and connects actual and virtual spaces and times. Whilst Jim Collins identifies sophisticated hyperconscious cinema as marked by eclectic intertexts and ubiquitous quotations, here we see a web of conscious connections that expand across serial television. The matrix of audiovisual technologies, invisible histories and materials featured in Twin Peaks: The Return generates unstable references to existing media, including Lynch’s previous work. These fabric..

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