The Mark Frost twitter Interview

I recently had the chance to ask Mark Frost a few questions via twitter surrounding my favorite show of all time, Twin Peaks.  Mark was the co-creator and executive producer of the show, as well as writer and director of several episodes.  Let’s rock…

BD:  What characters were your favorite to write?

MF:  Cooper and Truman and the Horne bros, and, hell, all o them truly.

BD:  Aside from rescuing cooper-what major plots would you see continuing the show?

MF:  Never got that far, honestly, after ABC pulled the plug

BD:  David Lynch has often said Leland was always the killer, but when/how was it decided he was ‘inhabited’?

MF:  From the beginning.

BD:  Did you keep any props, etc from filming?

MF:  4. No

(editor’s note-Mark later tweeted that he kept a Twin Peaks High School letter jacket)

BD:  Were there any plots that you wish had been pursued that weren’t?

MF:  Cooper-Audrey romance.

BD:  With all the recent Twin Peaks activity (The Psych episode, cast reunions, and art exhibits) how does it feel 20 years later- Any desire at all to revisit TP?

MF:  Feels like it was yesterday. I still revisit it in dreams, but that’s as close as we’ll get at this point.

BD: What was the writing process like throughout the series? Did you and David come up with most plot development, or were the writers contributing their own plots?

MF: David and I worked on plots first season, and wrote the first two scripts. I did most of the writing or final writing from there;  No except for middle section of season two to some extent.

BD:  What projects do you currently have on the horizon?

MF: YA trilogy for Random House, fall of 2012. Check website updates. Thanks!

Many thanks to Mark for agreeing to answer some of my burning questions.  Make sure to check out his website and follow him on twitter @mfrost11 to stay up-to-date with his work.

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5 Comments on “The Mark Frost twitter Interview”

  1. June 4, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    Hmmm, I suppose by “Cooper-Audrey romance” he’s referring to the entire One-Eyed Jack’s subplot they slid in there just after they REVEALED THE UNTHINKABLE and how it still didn’t amount to any lasting feelings between the two. Nice tidbits, thanks.

  2. June 5, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    horses, from what i’ve read a cooper-audrey romance was supposed to carry the show after the murder was solved, who knows, it could have been audrey in the black lodge instead of annie…….

  3. July 20, 2011 at 2:39 am #

    Good interview. Twin Peaks is undoubtedly the greatest TV show of all time. I can only imagine what it would have been if ABC didn’t rush it to the finish…

  4. July 24, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    agreed melanie. its “a sadness” as DL would say.

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