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''Twin Peaks'' symbolism

A not-so-mysterious secret in David Lynch’s directing

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Puzzled by the bizarre symbolism in David Lynch’s work? A man called Horse may have solved the mystery. ”In one episode of Twin Peaks,” recalls Michael Horse, the Yaqui-Apache-Swedish-Hispanic-American actor who played Deputy Hawk, ”I had to carry a box of rocks while wearing oven mitts. I asked Lynch, ‘What the hell does this mean?’ He said, ‘Nothin’. I just wanted to see you in a pair of oven mitts.”’