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SVU #139: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me / The Tradition of The Beautiful Dead Girl

With TWIN PEAKS back on the air after 26 years, Matt and Alison start this episode of SVU by taking a look at the film with which TWIN PEAKS last left off — prequel FIRE WALK WITH ME, which was booed at Cannes back in 1992, but has since been reevaluated as a David Lynch classic. Then, in honor of the way FIRE WALK WITH ME gives the spotlight to Laura Palmer, TWIN PEAKS’ murder victim, they discuss the not-always-grand tradition of the beautiful dead girl on screen, offering examples that established or subverted this trend, all available to rent or stream right now.

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Opening Break

A Cure For Wellness / I, Daniel Blake / Band Aid

Listeners’ Choice Review

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

Queue Shots: The Beautiful Dead Girl

Frenzy
Laura
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
The World of Kanako

Behind the 8-Ball: 3 New Releases

Alison: Headshot / Staying Vertical / Battles Without Honor Or Humanity
Matt: Full Metal Jacket / Eyes Wide Shut / Long Strange Trip

2 Listener Recommendations

Alison: Sweet/Vicious / Creepy
Matt: The Prince of Egypt / GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

1 Random Film From Our Netflix "My Lists"

Alison: London Spy
Matt: Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales