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RE: mulholland drive | from ClipMay 29 2004 - 03:25

Oh, fucking knock it off, the film starts with a head falling on a pillow. Big fucking clue there.

RE: mulholland drive | from Empty boxMay 29 2004 - 03:23

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RE: mulholland drive | from last train to boresvilleMay 28 2004 - 20:49

*yawn*

RE: mulholland drive | from Dennis HopperMay 28 2004 - 20:25

Quit looking at me

RE: mulholland drive | from meMay 28 2004 - 19:10

damn...you all are making me want to go rent this movie

RE: mulholland drive | from ronMay 28 2004 - 16:46

the guy behind the diner is what made me think it was so much like a dream. i mean, think of all the times you've had a dream with some sort of faceless scary guy... a homeless man or whatever. the chronology of it all is somewhat confusing. when they discovered the body in the room i immediately thought murder. i thought of the guy, for whatever reason, who shot the guy and stole that book... and then had to shoot the next door lady and the janitor. i think all of the characters in the film are part of "Betty's" life in some way... the dream-like state jumbles it up. and again, think of all the times you've had dreams where your young attractive co-worker turns up in your dream as a lesbian actress... what???? and then the miniature old people... crawling under the door.... craziness. it is too minimalistic just to say the monster guy was just a random thing? no real significance?

RE: mulholland drive | from ChrisMay 28 2004 - 14:05

Murdered could be right, but given her faltering career and increasingly unstable state of mind, I think it's more likely that she did herself in. Either way, she's clearly shuffling off the coil as the dreams/fantasies unfold.

Of all the things that are clues, dead ends or whatever, what do you make of the monster behind the diner? I think it's a Lynch trope, and it signifies the ability of movies to grab you and hold you at the expense of everything else. You'll notice that the whole movie seems to stop or at least slow down during those scenes -- the rhythm clearly changes.

Lynch appears to be indicting filmmakers, including himself, of being master manipulators of emotion via imagery. Perhaps the blonde is a sacrifice to that kind of misbehavior.

Jeff, you say it all clicked in. Do you mean as a linear work (plot, dialog, etc.), as an emotional statement, or something else entirely?

RE: mulholland drive | from ckMay 28 2004 - 08:22

My sense of it is she's murdered, and everything that happens after she's shot in the head is the equivalent of a last dream as she loses consciousness for good. But I'm open to other interpreta-tions; that's what makes Lynch so interesting.

RE: mulholland drive | from ronMay 28 2004 - 08:15

i was working it out while watching it, and maybe that was the mistake. i knew it had something to do with dreams. in fact, it's one of the best depictions of what dreams are like. they seem to make no sense, on the surface at least, but there are a few things that tie it all in. one of the first scenes is a big clue. it looks like someone is falling into bed. i'm not sure what the swing dancing was all about in the intro, but... i'll have to watch it again. there are clues of the two identities... the two separate people. i'm a little overwhelmed by it at the moment.

RE: mulholland drive | from jeffMay 28 2004 - 07:30

the 1st time i saw it....i was lost. the 2nd time it all clicked in....pretty brilliant.

RE: mulholland drive | from ChrisMay 28 2004 - 07:20

The dividing line is less clear than that, I believe. You could argue that the only reality in it unfolds in the scenes in her apartment, where she's slowly falling apart and eventually (possibly) commits suicide. This is somebody whose dreams have been pulverized, atomized into nothingness.

It's Lynch's best work, and one of the most effective commentaries on the insane power of movies ever attempted. I'm not sure how he'll ever top it.





RE: mulholland drive | from DeanMay 28 2004 - 03:53

After the opera and the blue box falls on the floor then swap the two charecters. The first part is a dream, the second the reality. LOADS OF CLUES.

RE: mulholland drive | from JR OlssonMay 28 2004 - 02:37

i think it's a great movie. i once knew an adress to a website with some ideas on how and why which was interesting to read about after watching the movie. but i forgot the adress.

RE: mulholland drive | from brianMay 27 2004 - 22:17

i'm a big fan of david lynch but i think that was his weakest film to date. the lesbian scenes/tension was just an easy way to fill time. the story was predictable and hope it was just a bad apple.

mulholland drive | from ronMay 27 2004 - 19:46

to most people, outsiders or whatever, being in a band must be pretty cool. well, i happen to be in a couple of bands. that doesn't mean that i'm necessarily all that cool. that notion--that i'm not really all that cool because i'm in a band or two--was reaffirmed tonight. i watched the film Mulholland Drive for the first time tonight. i liked it. i liked it a lot. and not just for the lesbian love scenes. i was just wondering what you all thought of it. i have some ideas. everyone told me "dude, you have to be on LSD for it to make any sense." i think that's bollocks. hard to follow near the end? sure. but i think we can make sense of it sans the LSD. i also thought some IDAHO songs could have fit well into the soundtrack... just to keep it relevant.

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