Happy Anniversary, Twin Peaks!
The pilot episode aired 24 years ago today, on April 8, 1990.
Happy Birthday, Laura Palmer! Here’s a photo mosaic of her prom portrait, made of thousands of the Twin Peaks pilot episode’s still frames.
Behind the Scenes on Twin Peaks:
The character of Bob came about when David Lynch had a sudden image of set decorator Frank Silva hidden in Laura Palmer’s room. Lynch filmed the infamous shot of Silva hiding behind Laura’s bed without any idea of what he would use it for. Later, when filming a shot of Sarah Palmer (Grace Zabriskie) sitting up and screaming, Lynch noticed that Silva’s reflection was visible in the shot, purely by accident. Lynch then came up with the idea of Bob as an other-worldly spirit, giving birth to the series mythology.
Reinstalled Grim Fandango last night. Good times, greatly assisted by bgbennyboy’s work getting it to run on newer machines.
The Actress and the Bishop, by Brian Bolland, from the UKCAC88 booklet, while below are what seems to be shots of the Actress from 1988’s Ark #24.
The internet age of this may be older than dirt, but somehow I missed it. Star Wars: Kevin Spacey as Jack Lemmon.
This is of course the scene right before Han Solo was coated in delicious liquid choconite.
Do I need more stuff? Hell no. Would I have been insane to pass up this beautiful set of 1977 Coca-Cola/Burger Chef Star Wars posters for 17 bucks? Hell yes! It’s stunning work.
Sadly, I can’t find much info about the artist, Del Nichols, except that he passed away only a few weeks ago.
I had the awesome Threepio & Artoo on my wall in ‘77. These posters rock!