June 21, 1992 |
It was spitting rain, but the lines formed early at the Shochiku Central Theater near the Ginza. By 11 a.m., it was standing room only for the opening of the hottest film property in the country, "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me." This David Lynch film, a prequel to his defunct television series detailing the last days of Laura Palmer, has found a far kinder audience than it did in Cannes, where reviews were decidedly mixed. Rather than screening to boos, the movie is a phenomenon in Japan.
July 12, 1991 |
For a while, fans of the quirky but ill-fated TV series "Twin Peaks" believed they'd have one last taste of the town's famous cherry pie, coffee and inbred relationships, in the form of a big-screen movie version. That was the hope, at least, after ABC-TV canceled the prime-time soap opera in May. But on Thursday, creators David Lynch, Mark Frost and their Lynch/Frost Prods. said that the movie version is off.
March 28, 1991 |
A series of off-beat commercials for the ABC-TV show "Twin Peaks" that posed the much asked question, "Who Killed Laura Palmer?" walked off with the West Coast's most prestigious advertising award Wednesday evening. The win marks the first time in the 25-year history of the annual Belding Awards competition that the coveted "sweepstakes" prize for the best TV advertising campaign was not won by an agency. The 1990 prize was claimed by ABC Television's on-air promotion unit.
March 25, 1991 |
They blew in on the gust of a wintry storm only to find it was standing room only in the Mar T Cafe. Old men in parkas and work boots, British travel agents in tweed coats, teen-agers in leather jackets, sneakers and T-shirts--all of them waving off menus because they knew exactly what they wanted. "Cup of joe and cherry pie, please," they chirped to a busy team of waitresses who knew that already. "We call 'em 'Peakers,' " said waitress Susie Graves, 34.
February 23, 1991 |
David Lynch and Mark Frost, creators and executive producers of the weird and meandering--and low-rated--"Twin Peaks," called upon what remains of the show's loyal fans Friday to call, fax, write and otherwise cajole ABC into returning the series to the air--preferably on Wednesday nights.
December 23, 1990 |
"We wish you God's blessing," he told viewers of his regular Christian television program. Then, after praying, the fatherly televangelist with the silver hair broke into a smile and began chuckling, as if recalling a private joke. Someone on the set had just spoken the name of a famous TV character, and the mere mention of this name triggered an unexpected reaction from this renowned saver of souls. "Bart Simpson," the man said, shaking his head as he chuckled again.