Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

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It begins with an axe crashing into a TV set: sparks fly, a scream is heard, and the symbolism is brutally obvious - forget everything you thought you knew about the quirky, wacky, cosy world of ‘Twin Peaks', cos Daddy's home and he's pissed off. Like many of the show's hardcore fans, David Lynch was disillusioned with what ‘Twin Peaks' had become: from a groundbreaking, excoriating peek into America's small-town underbelly to a cute parade of oddball soap-operatics in under two years. The big screen version gave him licence to bring it all back to basics, and he grabbed it with both hands: even in Lynch-land, with all its ear-severing, head-exploding, exploitation and rough sex, there's nothing so dark and demented as ‘Fire Walk With Me', the simplest, strangest, saddest and arguably greatest of all his films. The critics sneered, the fans balked and the public stayed away in droves. It's their loss: this was a beautiful new kind of madness, terrifying, exhausting and exhilarating in equal measure.

Release details

Duration: 134 mins

Cast and crew

Director: David Lynch
Screenwriter: David Lynch, Robert Engels
Cast: Kyle MacLachlan
Sheryl Lee
Harry Dean Stanton
Kiefer Sutherland
Moira Kelly
David Bowie
Chris Isaak
Ray Wise
James Marshall
Pamela Gidley
Grace Zabriskie
J├╝rgen Prochnow
David Lynch

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5 / 5

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James Lee Kennett

Certainly one of the best films, David Lynch's 'Fire Walk With Me' needs to be experienced to be believed. Free from the expectations created by the TV show, an audience has been building who see this film as an example of cinema at its most powerful. If you love film, you owe it to yourself to watch this film.

James Lee Kennett

Certainly one of the best films, David Lynch's 'Fire Walk With Me' needs to be experienced to be believed. Free from the expectations created by the TV show, an audience has been building who see this film as an example of cinema at its most powerful. If you love film, you owe it to yourself to watch this film.