Interview by David Lynch on the Twin Peaks: The Entire
Mystery Blu-ray collection
David Lynch interviews the living and dead
members of the Palmer family.
Family Interview" was part of an interview David Lynch did with
actors Ray Wise (Leland Palmer), Grace Zabriskie (Sarah Palmer),
and Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer). The first 9 minutes, 43 seconds
of the interview are separated from the actors' interview with
Lynch speaking to them as their characters.
It's not clear how much of the characters' explicit dialog or
general material was scripted. Was it all just improv on their
part? Did Lynch provide the actors with a gist of what they
should say as their characters for the interview? In the new
Twin Peaks series to air on Showtime in 2016 or 2017, will
Sarah Palmer be living and behaving as she describes here?
Characters appearing or mentioned in this episode
BOB (mentioned only)
The sound of wind is heard in the background throughout the
Despite sitting next to each other at the table, the
individual Palmer family members do not look at each other
throughout the interview, only at David.
David starts the interview with Sarah Palmer because she is
Sarah tells David that she still lives in Twin Peaks in the
same house. Lots of things are falling apart in the house.
Sarah never remarried, nor is she seeing anyone.
Sarah can still make the "happy face" when she goes to get
her hair done or to the grocery store. This information gives the
impression that she is not normally happy. She shows David
the happy face, which doesn't really look that happy, just a
forced smile. But mostly she appears nervous and twitchy.
Occasionally she appears slightly pleased with herself for
having gotten out a certain thought in words.
Quotes from Sarah:
"No one really knows what I'm thinking. Or
"Inside, it's one thing. Then there's step
"I've seen people. Some of them in the
medical profession. But that doesn't really matter."
Leland is not able to explain how things are now. He only
talks about his memories from when he was alive.
When Leland starts talking about the times when things got
dark, a subtle ominous music begins to play faintly in the
After speaking of BOB visiting her and of knowing that her
life was over, Laura says, "And then there was a time...when
I cried because I was so happy. Because I saw what it was.
And it was so beautiful. I was awake." This would seem to be
a reference to the closing moments of
Fire Walk With Me,
where she is seated in the red room, with the calming
presence of Agent Cooper standing next to her, and she sees
a light and begins to cry and laugh.
Like Leland, Laura also does not really answer David's
question about what life is like for her now that she's
dead, but she does at least seem to touch on it by
mentioning the moment in the red room with Cooper (see
above) and ending her statements with, "I meet many people
with no names."
I am sitting here with the Palmer family.wav
you're still living.wav
I can still make the happy face.wav
you've been dead for around 25 years now.wav
I did not do those things.wav
what is life for you now.wav
I knew a man named BOB.wav
I was awake.wav
I meet many people with no names.wav
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