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Jim Jarmusch on Twin Peaks: 'It is a masterpiece of American cinema, a work of incredible beauty'


Acclaimed filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has heaped praise on David Lynch and Mark Frost and described their recent work on Twin Peaks as a “masterpiece of American cinema”.

Jarmusch, who is preparing to release his new film The Dead Don’t Die starring the likes of Adam Driver, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and more, is famed for his work with past films such as Coffee and CigarettesBroken Flowers and Paterson.

Over the years Jarmusch has never been shy to hide is admiration for his fellow filmmakers, detailing certain inspiration that have influenced his work over the years. However, in a new interview with CoS, Jarmusch was quizzed on his opinion on current state of independent cinema: “I’m old school. I love Sam Raimi, Wes Craven, and John Carpenter, I liked Get Out very much. I like the old school European films from Mario Bava and Dario Argento,” he answered when asked about current directors that impress him.

However, Jarmusch couldn’t hide his admiration for David Lynch following the success of the third series of Twin Peaks, a comeback which is often labelled Twin Peaks: The Return. “I think the masterpiece that took the last few years in American cinema is really Twin Peaks: The Return,” Jarmusch said.

“Eighteen hours of incomprehensible T.V. It wasn’t easy for him, and, by the way, no one will finance David Lynch’s feature films — so, what the fuck, I don’t get it.

“That is a real work of incredible beauty because it is so incomprehensible. I just found it to be a masterwork.”

Twin Peaks: The Return, consists of 18 episodes which premiered on back in May 21, 2017. Developed and written by David Lynch and Mark Frost over several years, the return of the cult favourite show was set 25 years after the events of the original Twin Peaks.