Northwest Passage: A Twin Peaks Fanedit

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Northwest Passage: A Twin Peaks Fanedit
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Original Release Date:
1990
Original Running Time:
980
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Fanedit Running Time:
300
Time Cut:
680
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Brief Synopsis:
Who killed Laura Palmer? The mystery unfolds in this re-edited version of the classic television series Twin Peaks.
Intention:
I wanted to see how Twin Peaks would play as a feature film, so I focused the narrative to just the mystery of who killed Laura Palmer, cutting all extraneous story lines. While the runtime is still longer than a feature film (approx. 5 hours) I did manage to condense the show considerably. I also reframed the original 4:3 aspect ratio to 16:9.


Best TV-To-Movie Edit 2011 Winner
Special Thanks:
Special Thanks to boon. Also, thanks to DwightFry, L8wrtr and Remixed by Jorge for watching rough cuts of this project and providing feedback.
Release Information:
AVCHD
Special Features
Three versions are available.
- 720p HD release in AVCHD format (two DVD-DL discs),
- SD release on DVD (two DVD-R discs),
- 720p MOV file (h.264 Apple TV friendly version)
Cuts and Additions:
There is no way to list everything that was cut. Simply, if there was a sub-plot that wasn’t needed for the Laura Palmer story it was axed. I’m sure for the purist this is blasphemy, but I urge those people to use their imagination and pretend “Twin Peaks” the series never existed. Virtually all scenes with Catherine Martell, Audrey Horne, Shelly Johnson, and Josie Packard have been removed. The scene where the killer is revealed has been tweaked extending the mystery until the end. Some footage from the final “Twin Peaks” episode has been incorporated.
Cover art by Q2 (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Cover art by QuickCut (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Winner "Best TV-to-Movie Edit" in the 4th Annual Fanedit Awards

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I've been meaning to watch this fanedit a long time and finally got round to doing it. This is a perfect distillation of the main story of Twin Peaks combined into 5 hours. The pacing is just superb. So much good stuff crammed into 5 hrs. Lots of bits I'd have kept in that got cut, but they in no way impact the quality of this narrative. It's brilliantly done from start to finish. The only thing I'd possibly change would be to add more of s2 final scene in the post credit scene so it becomes clear that Agent Cooper didn't survive the last trip to the Red Room intact and is in fact a doppelgänger.

This edit was made before the Return existed, so can you go watch The Return straight afterward seeing this and still follow everything? Possibly, a few of the sub plots removed from this edit are significant parts of the The Return. Alternatively the editor could just make a 5 hr version of The Return as well and problem solved :)

I'm a huge TP fan and this was incredibly enjoyable. Highly recommended

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Absolutely Fantastic

In my review of The Fall of Sherlock, I said that TV to movie Fanedit should just pick an arc of the story and focus on it.
that is exactly what happens here, The mystery of who killed Laura Plamer is presented here in its full glory for 5 hours.
You might be able to make a 3-hour film from the question but a duology is the smarter move, it gives the movie some time to breathe, the pacing is just perfect and every detail we learn about the murder is delivered at a perfect time, plus the side stories still exist and they are given a respectful amount of time, I felt that everything we need to know about the characters is there but in the same style blue velvet (Another David Lynch film) thought as about its characters.

After this fan, edit go watch the movie Twin Peaks Fire Walk with me (The original, not the fan edits with the missing pieces you will get lost) that would close almost all of the unanswered questions, If I didn't know I would think Twin Peaks is a film trilogy and a pretty good one.

This is perfect for rewatching the series, those who prefer Movies over TV shows or are just not happy with the direction taken after Episode 14, But not for those who want to know every little detail about Twin Peaks, or if you find yourself heavily thinking about one of the side stories, personally Twin peaks was always about mystery and supernatural so leaving details out and leaving them to the imagination can be sometimes an improvement,

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Pros: The story is much better paced, focusing on who killed Laura Palmer. The transitions are very well done.

Cons: Some scenes aren't needed and could be removed. While cropping the film gives it a new and interesting look, the loss of visual quality is not worth it.

In conclusion, this is a must-watch fan edit.

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I like the idea to use parts of the final episode of season 2 for the Bob reveal scene at the Roadhouse, but in the end I don't feel like it worked properly. I'll probably do an edit of this fanedit just for myself where I shuffle or add a few things, but the fact that I even plan to watch this again in the first place is already high praise.
Considering the amount of story to be condensed, the pacing was also perfect. The only minor gripe I'd have is that it ended very abruptly after Leland's death. There's a scene of the cast talking about Bob outside the police station after the reveal, which I might have used to ease out the end.
I absolutely love the series but with most fanedits I watch them out of curiosity and then never again. This definately won't be my standard way of watching the show, but maybe if I just want to rush through it. Either way, phenomenal work.

That much about the editorial part, now on to the technical: stunning.
There was a single shot in part 2 that wasn't cropped right at 2:14:34 where you can see the cropped frame move at the beginning of the shot. That is pretty much the only "mistake" in the visual editing and that is a fantastic quota for a 5h project that was entirely cropped from 4:3 to 16:9.
In the audio editing there wasn't any point that stood out to me like that, but there was an overall trend to have the music just a tad louder than the dialog which could be irritating at points but damn this is a technically amazing edit.

I suppose there's not much to add to the mountain of reviews so I'll just say I agree with most positive ones.
9/10

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Second time watching through the original series for me, quite a different perspective when one has prior knowledge. This is an interesting take on the material, a very accomplished distillation of Laura Palmer's story but not without the occasional issues that other reviewers have mentioned (mainly orphaned references that could confuse new viewers). A few favourite moments of mine are lost, but that is hardly a valid complaint when considering the stated aim of the project.

Something that also occurred to me is that, in tone and focus at least, the edit more resembles Fire Walk with Me. With each part similar in runtime to the theatrical cut, one could almost consider the works as a trilogy with two main parts followed by a prologue, barring the few elements in the prequel (most noticeably Annie) that were introduced in the second half of Season 2.

Well-deserved wins for Q2, thank you for going to all the trouble putting this together!

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