When Dale Cooper finally comes out of the Black Lodge and falls into infinity, the tree shouts: "Non existent!" Yes, what we see is non-existent. What an unexpected gift makes us David Lynch, 25 years later! Season 3 of Twin Peaks, entirely made by him, is a fireworks display. In one of his rare interviews, he says that he has designed a series less than an 18-hour film, to be discovered every week (18 parts, until September 3). A film that does not stop repeating and that multiplies the peaks. It's hard to be astonished at the New York episode that Part 3 comes with his head of Eraserhead, then Part 6's hyper-violent, then Part 8. Two pictures interviews in the office of Gordon Cole, Kafka and the atomic bomb , And BOUM, five episodes later, the bomb exploded in 1945 and created the metamorphosis of a mutant insect. Every time he takes a step towards the old world of Twin Peaks, a leap back always sends us back further. Lynch knows he has captured a "big fish," as he says in his poetic art Catching the Big Fish. Gordon Cole confirms it when he repeats (like Dougie) what Denise tells her: "You are on something Big - He agrees: Big".
Season 3 is an immense gesture as if Lynch wanted to communicate all his ideas. Create the great work, synthesis, while avoiding compilation. And at the same time that he ventures farther, he does not forget Twin Peaks. The season is done without some characters, it's not their story, and yet these reunions are expected, Lynch offers them: James, Bobby, a sequence is enough. It barely supports and is devastated. He knows he's driving a Rolls. But even a Rolls purrs. Then he jumps elsewhere, constantly changing ladder, but without spice. It is enough for a beast that slowly enters the mouth of a teenager so that all the cinema of horror starts again from scratch. The absence of immediate explanation drives our mind, we seek, we think, we imagine. He plays with the cat and the mouse, but we are in good hands, filled with signs and emotions. What the periodicity allows precious is to see a work of art create before our eyes.
An unprecedented emotion also arises from these reunions with the actors. The three roles given to Kyle MacLachlan (exceptional) recall Laura Dern's role in the Inland Empire. Both times it is the impulse of an actor, a friend, who gives the green light. These two actors he discovered when they were 20 years old, they loved each other in Blue Velvet and in life: she alone could inevitably play Diane. There is also the dedication to the missing actors, even though they appear in the series: Catherine Coulson (Woman with the Log), Miguel Ferrer (Albert), Warren Frost (Dr. Hayward) are filmed for the last time. The series takes the form of a farewell to friends. Nothing but the plan of Harry Dean Stanton on his bench! We find him where he'd been staring at the stars at the end of A True Story. All these ideas are overwhelming. Even on the screen, under the guise of Gordon Cole, Lynch always walks with Albert and new recruit Tammy, and he needs besides Diane. He wants to gather everyone in his Noah's Ark.
Talking about a current film is a perilous exercise, especially when it takes on such a fragmented form. Our equally fragmented ensemble replaces the work, multiplies entries and celebrates ideas (hence "The Alphabet" in homage to its short film of 1968). Our wish is to accompany the readers whom Lynch will certainly have in the meantime brought to other worlds. To give also want to review the first episodes of the season because each is so new that it tends to erase the previous one. Now it is indeed a whole that presents itself, piece by piece. Review episodes reserves a different experience. It is an icy world, and yet it is well, because intelligence, curiosity, beauty, love, if they threaten to disappear, are everywhere in Lynch's eyes. In the old Twin Peaks, Gordon Cole, the filmmaker's spokesperson (or rather loudspeaker), was shouting in the middle of the chaos: "Let your smile be your umbrella." Let your smile be your umbrella.