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1. Tuesday, March 28, 2006 8:55 PM
Annie Question: One chance or chants?


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A friend asked me recently regarding the quote from the one-armed man,  "In the darkness of future past, the magician longs to see.  Once chance outs between two words...fire, walk with me."

Should it read "one chants out?" or is there supposed to have a double meaning?  I never thought about it until now.

I would appreciate it if someone could set me straight.  Thanks.


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2. Tuesday, March 28, 2006 9:02 PM
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I always assumed it was "one chance out..." since (a.) there is no chanting in TP, (b.) "chants out" seems to be grammatically incorrect, and (c.) it just made more sense.  But I have an interview with Al Strobel where he says that it is definitely "one chants out..."  So, I'm still not sure.


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3. Tuesday, March 28, 2006 9:09 PM
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Thanks for the input, B.  That's what I thought.


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4. Tuesday, March 28, 2006 9:21 PM
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for as ling as I can remember, this has beed disputed.

Personally, I think it is "once chance out", but I have seen the same interview B mentioned

that's all i can offer. 


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5. Tuesday, March 28, 2006 9:37 PM
rocksandbottles RE: Question: One chance or chants?


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I think it's "Chants out..."

One chants out...between two worlds...'Fire Walk With Me'...


 
6. Wednesday, March 29, 2006 12:01 AM
Rami Airola RE: Question: One chance or chants?


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I recall both Lynch and Strobel have said it's "chants"

 
7. Wednesday, March 29, 2006 12:26 AM
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If it's "chants," then what was chanted?

Chance just makes more sense.  You guys have written interviews where David says it's "chants?"


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8. Wednesday, March 29, 2006 12:36 AM
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QUOTE:

I think it's "Chants out..."

One chants out...between two worlds...'Fire Walk With Me'...


 I've always thought it was "chants out"..."between two worlds" cause it made sense to my opinion that Mike and Bob are just states of mind, illustrating the good/evil duality of man.

Could be wrong though - better take some chemicals to avoid boinking!


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9. Wednesday, March 29, 2006 1:31 AM
Rami Airola RE: Question: One chance or chants?


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One is chanting "fire walk with me" either to get out of "the between" of two worlds or in between of two worlds. That space between those two worlds might be the Red Room.

 
10. Wednesday, March 29, 2006 7:23 AM
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http://twinpeaks.org/faqeps.htm#e25

Whenever I've got a common question about Twin Peaks, I check out twinpeaks.org.  It's a HUGE resouce of information, and most of it was compiled doon after the series, so time and faded memories dont' factor into play. :)

The faq mentions the shooting script for Episode 2 as just about the only written source for the word being "chance." All other souces point to chants.  The funny part is that I'm not sure why the shooting script for episode 2 would have the poem in it.  They had already filmed the footage back when they did the pilot.  It could just have been a transposition error.  Plus, I'm not sure how legit the shooting script that the person found is.

So basically, 90% of signs point to chants. The intereview with Al Strobel is even mentioned in that link that I posted for twinpeaks.org above.

 
11. Wednesday, March 29, 2006 8:41 AM
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I believe that you chant "Fire Walk With Me" to get in or out between worlds. There's that scene in the original movie script where both BOB and the MFAP say it, then flames appear around the room, and BOB and the One Armed Man both go through the flames to the red room....


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12. Wednesday, March 29, 2006 9:26 AM
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There's also a theory that the place where Cooper sits with the midget is a sort of " middle room" between the white and black lodges and that it is not actually the Black Lodge, but when Coop leaves and sees Maddy, that is the Black Lodge. What I'm getting at is that the midget says "Fire, walk with me" and then flames rise up, maybe that's when Cooper is in the black lodge. Who knows? 


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13. Wednesday, March 29, 2006 9:26 AM
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I think it is "one chants out between two worlds...fire walk with me"

The spoken words "fire walk with me" are the special invitation the spirits need to cross from one world to the other.I think  these spirits are given the oppurtunity to leave the Black Lodge and enter our world through this chant.


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When I call out no one can hear me,when I whisper he thinks the message is for him only..my little voice inside my throat,I always think there must be something that I've done or something I can do...But no one no one comes to help,he says,a little girl like you...

 
14. Wednesday, March 29, 2006 9:49 AM
Laura was a patient of mine RE: Question: One chance or chants?


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Yes, I also think what Major says. BOB comes in when the coffe turns to oil. The MFAP says "Wow Bob Wow" and flames appear. Then the lights flicker. I think that this is when Cooper leaves the waiting room and goes to the Black Lodge, although he needs to go to the other room to completely enter it (or something... notice that aside from Maddy, he only sees doppelgangers, BOB, Annie, and Windom Earle from this point onward, all of whom would be in the Black Lodge).  


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15. Wednesday, March 29, 2006 10:00 AM
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QUOTE:There's also a theory that the place where Cooper sits with the midget is a sort of " middle room" between the white and black lodges and that it is not actually the Black Lodge
would you really call it a theory? With a line like "THIS IS THE WAITING ROOM", I think it is kind of beyond the realm of theory


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16. Wednesday, March 29, 2006 10:22 AM
Laura was a patient of mine RE: Question: One chance or chants?


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His theory is that the red room is not only a middle room, but that at some point it is also the black lodge....


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17. Wednesday, March 29, 2006 10:57 AM
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As MSA said, it's the Waiting Room. A point between the Black Lodge and the White Lodge.


 
18. Wednesday, March 29, 2006 11:09 AM
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Yes,and "fire walk with me" is the chant,the link one needs to cross from one world to the other.And just like BOB needs this invitation "FWWM" to leave the BL,Coop needs this too,to enter the BL and I think that's why LMFAP said "FWWM" and then we see the flames,Laura's screaming and Coop went to other room,in the BL.


Beware of BOB

BOBBOB

When I call out no one can hear me,when I whisper he thinks the message is for him only..my little voice inside my throat,I always think there must be something that I've done or something I can do...But no one no one comes to help,he says,a little girl like you...

 
19. Friday, April 7, 2006 1:07 AM
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When TP aired in Sweden it was translated in the subtitles as chance out. I still think that it is chants out. "One chants out.....referring to Fire walk with me.

 

 


 

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20. Friday, April 7, 2006 5:00 PM
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I think it was probably was "one chants out" when written but I prefer "one chance out" which feels a bit more mysterious. I reckon the writers would be happy with both views especially as it is connected to the lodges were the 'normal' rules of language do not apply.


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21. Saturday, April 8, 2006 1:18 AM
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...One chants out between two worlds...Fire Walk With Me!



Fire walk with me...

 
22. Saturday, April 8, 2006 8:29 AM
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Well guys,from the Eastern  "and, plus and " logic approach, instead of the Aristotilian "either, or" logic set applied to this case , it is cool because one indeed has one chance out ( between two worlds), and that one chance out  is  if one chants out... FWWM.

I guess it would be a little long and cumbersome to be : " .In the darkness of future past, the magician longs to see... one chance out between two worlds, and that one chance out is --if one chants out ... F W W M."

Doesn't really roll off the tongue and I may have gone 'round the bend on this one.  Maybe I'll go lie down for a little while.

 
23. Tuesday, April 18, 2006 6:40 AM
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all the transcripts i can find for the pilot and episode 2 say : "chants"
this has been debated since the beginning.
and both ways have some merit
yet i really believe it's "...one chants out between two worlds : FIRE WALK WITH ME!"


 
24. Tuesday, April 18, 2006 8:20 AM
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it was definately chants!

 
25. Tuesday, April 18, 2006 8:36 AM
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QUOTE:

I guess it would be a little long and cumbersome to be : " .In the darkness of future past, the magician longs to see... one chance out between two worlds, and that one chance out is --if one chants out ... F W W M."

Doesn't really roll off the tongue and I may have gone 'round the bend on this one.  Maybe I'll go lie down for a little while.


 Is it "in the darkness of future past"? I always thought it was "Through the darkness of future past".

 


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