‘I’ll Point You to a Better Time/A Safer Place to Be’: Music, Nostalgia and Estrangement in Twin Peaks: The Return
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This chapter discusses how the ‘retro’ music of the various acts performing at the Bang Bang Bar/Roadhouse contributes both to the sense of nostalgia surrounding Twin Peaks: The Return epitextually and to the themes of memory and loss present in the series textually. In doing so it draws on Simon Reynolds’ concept of ‘retromania’ (2011)—pop culture’s recycling of its past—and Mark Fisher’s subsequent development of the term and his notion of a new ‘classic style’ which seems to belong wholly neither to the past nor to the present (2014) to argue that this use of nostalgia is also a technique of estrangement or defamiliarization vital to the surrealist aesthetic of the series and its world.
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