Revisiting David Lynch’s surreal ‘Twin Peaks’ Japanese coffee advertisements
Back in 1993, David Lynch creates a mini-series of four television commercials for Georgia Coffee that were only ever aired in Japan.
Lynch, who created the branded content shortly after the release of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, saw his adverts feature a sequence of storylines which were split into four parts with Dale Cooper taking the lead as the main character.
Agent Cooper, reconstructing his search for a missing girl, goes on to experience encounters with the Log Lady and Black Lodge along his journey as Lynch takes the journey of a “damn good coffee” to new lengths.
The adverts all begin with Angelo Badalamenti’s iconic score, lasting for around 40 seconds on each clip with agent Cooper sipping away on Georgia Coffee is the ever present in all four of the mini episodes.
At the time of its release, Twin Peaks had earned a cult following in Japan and, for the cinephiles located in the country, Lynch’s reputation had grown to lengths previously exceeding most Western film directors.