The Black Dog Runs at Night

Ah je vois d’ici les mauvaises langues arriver et dire : « Mais il s’agit d’un vulgaire emprunt à Twin Peaks et au génialissime David Lynch ce Black Dog Runs At Night ! »

Et ce n’est pas faux. Ce vient est effectivement emprunté à un morceau de la B.O. du film Fire Walk With Me (FWWM) de D. Lynch.
Alors pour éluder, temporairement, le choix de ce nom voici le commentaire d’End of Media :

[…] Another unexplained mystery associated with the Tremonds is the « black dog ». A black dog briefly appears in a flash during the traffic stop scene in FWWM. But more important, the song « The Black Dog Runs at Night » is a sort of theme song for the Tremonds. It is heard during their appearance at the Double R Diner parking lot, and again when Pierre emerges from the bushes at the Blue Diamond Motel. This last scene in particular has long intrigued me. I talked about the significance of the mask earlier, but what does Pierre’s behavior allude to? He does not appear to be dancing or jumping at random. It seems almost bird-like behavior. Also interesting is the absence of Mrs. Tremond, who otherwise always accompanies Pierre. Why isn’t she here?

The show features more recurrent imagery related to dogs. There is, for example, the Dead Dog Farm owned by Jacques Renault. It is a deserted out-of-town bungalow that has become a focus for nefarious activities. Agent Cooper learns from a realtor that it derives its name from an old saying that says that a dead dog attracts the attention of both the worst and the best types of people.

In her intro to episode 2.12, the Log Lady relates a story about a dog she used to own:

Is a dog man’s best friend? I had a dog. The dog was large. It ate my garden, all the plants, and much earth. The dog ate so much earth it died. Its body went back to the earth. I have a memory of this dog. The memory is all that I have left of my dog. He was black —and white.

The Log Lady, Twin Peaks 2.12, in End of Media.

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