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Listening to the podcast and I had to pause and write this post.If you were too young or not around back then, it's hard for anyone to really understand how impactful this show was when it first aired.Jim, the cheesy soap-opera music, the weird biker bar (that is not like any real biker bar) are all part of Lynch's weird take on the show. Oh man I wish you could take off your 2017 lens and see this show as it originally was.That scream that Grace Zabriskie gave (Laura Palmer's mom) was unlike any scream heard on television before. It was real and Lynch let the audience wallow in it for as long as he could get away with. Our eyes are so trained today to not even notice these things, but back then, it was incredible. The lingering camera shots, the awkward pauses, the bizarre dialogue--none of this had been done on TV before. I know it's hard to see it now though, because we have those techniques on the worst of shows.And for the love of all that is holy will you watch Blue Velvet? It is one of the seminal films of the century for god's sake.
I like the way the guys are doing it. The Leftovers is such an unconventional show, and leaves us pretty much breathless after each episode. The way Jim and A. Ron attack it is like being around the water cooler at work the next morning.
I like that. But I can understand how others would prefer the more conventional way.
I have a different take on this than the boys, or A. Ron, I think, more than Jim. From what I understand, A, Ron wanted more of a traditional doc, with more focus on David and Dan, pre- and post-production, scene breakdowns and writing, etc.
I found this much more interesting than the usual behind the scenes extras you see on Blu Rays. You can get that stuff anywhere.
We've heard from D&D a million times. They weren't going to talk about the final episode. No way. This isn't an unusual thing. Ron Moore from BSG didn't say anything after BSG ended. Other creators and show runners have doe the same thing. I got the feeling that A. Ron thought that this show was a calculated move of some sort, but to what purpose or conclusion I do not know. (A. Ron, forgive me if I got your analysis wrong.)
I found one of the most insightful scenes to be the table read. Of course they're going to edit it. It would have been nice to have seen more reactions, but we got some major ones, at least.
I found it interesting to see just hw much goes into making the show. And I loved the profile of the extra player, who was a Stark man for several seasons.
A. Ron, you mentioned that you saw some of the battle scene from the Long Night on a monitor and it looked better.
That's raw footage. When they go into color-correct, it's modified. Usually the director is in color-correct, giving advice on how he or she wants it displayed. Sometimes directors aren't even allowed a color-correct session, because they are notorious for fucking things up for "art's sake." Somehow, Sapochnick and the editor went way too dark on that episode. Were they trying to cover up mistakes, or bad scene-setting. Who knows?
Anyway, I ramble.
Have a good day.