Rosie, Bob and Adam mull over the eleventh episode of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks, Laura’s Secret Diary.

This week on Diane we expand our scope to encompass distance as we consider the theme of far flung friends. Andy sends the troops flying, regional dishes get exotic cachet, and though Josie returns to Harry’s arms she may as well be on the other side of the world.

Dear listener, when these frail shadows we inhabit now have quit the stage, we’ll meet, and raise a glass again in Valhalla.

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Gladhouse is the fifth realm,
Where the towers of Valhalla, gold and broad and bright,
Stand. And the Stranger drags the weapon-dead from the battlefield

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7 Responses to “Diane… #13: Twin Peaks Episode 11 – Laura’s Secret Diary”

  1. John Says:

    I love the art for this post…maybe it’s just the stir sticks but Santa looks ready to throw down.

  2. John Says:

    Also wanted to repost what Rosie said about this episode back in a previous blog entry, in case it got missed by anyone. Really enlightening stuff:

    “Glad you enjoyed the Josie talk. It was illuminating to find out a bit more about some of the cultural currents flowing around that character. The essay by Dr. Greta Ai-yu Niu (whose name I completely mispronounced) is really really wonderful, and can be found here for anyone interested! Should note again for new viewers that it does contain SPOILERS for the whole show.”

    https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=gmxvwib180gC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA110#v=onepage&q&f=false

  3. life Says:

    Great Post with Great Episode.

  4. D Cairns Says:

    I was trying to think what the name Sternwood was calling to mind, then I got it: The Big Sleep. So it’s another noir reference. Sternwood is the guy who hires Marlowe in that book/film/films. He also grows orchids…

  5. John Says:

    D, where have you been all my life? I’ve been fascinated by the references and links that Twin Peaks collages together for a long time but always had other pursuits occupying my time.
    Thanks for filling in these gaps…please keep them coming.

  6. Rosie Says:

    Christ there’s noir all over the shop. This is probably another one for the ‘to view’ list. My knowledge of Film Noir is scraped together from very hazy memories of A-Level film studies so I’m also very appreciative of any any gap filling in this area!

    And thanks for posting the link for the article John hope you’re having a fab week :)

  7. John Says:

    You bet I am, Rosie. Big Sleep’s on my to-view list too…at the rate I’m going I hope I get to it sometime in the next five years.

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