View Full Version : Mulholland Drive (Directed by David Lynch)
10-20-2001, 08:55 PM
Can anybody explain this movie to me? I saw it last night and left the theater completely baffled.
I had read glowing reviews about it and am getting the sinking feeling that it is another one of those movies that are artsy, but totally incoherent. Did I miss a really clever plotline or was it never there in the first place?
I must be really old-school because I still expect poems to rhyme, paintings to look like something, and movies to tell a story.
10-20-2001, 11:09 PM
Your impression of this movie was correct.
10-21-2001, 09:18 AM
The old saying is that "Comedy is harder" - i.e. whatever you are trying to accomplish, especially in show business, comedy is harder.
The exception that proves the rule would be: "Weird is even harder."
10-22-2001, 09:26 AM
I saw the movie this weekend. I thought it was awesome!
Gore Tree Lover
10-22-2001, 09:59 AM
When you go to a David Lynch movie, you expect to come out not knowing what the hell happened. But that is what makes it interesting in many people's minds. Though, I think the movie Memento is better because you can generally figure it out with some thought.
10-22-2001, 10:30 AM
At the risk of sounding like a dork, I think it is the fact that the movie is open to interpretation that makes it art.
I like art that is open to interpretation. Not everyone does. Caffeine Junkie wrote: "I must be really old-school because I still expect poems to rhyme, paintings to look like something, and movies to tell a story." There's nothing wrong with that. And a lot of people feel the same way.
I actually saw Mulholland Drive twice this weekend and I hope to see it again in the coming week.
10-22-2001, 11:23 AM
It's not that I need a movie to spell everything out in concrete terms. On the contrary, I like complex story lines that you have to figure out with some thought and repeat viewings.
However, in this case I can find no way to pull it all together. Too much of it seems completely random. If I thought a coherent plot line existed I would see it a few more times until I figured it out. I guess I just wanted to know if I would be wasting my time.
Not a complete waste, though, if you know which scenes I am referring to (nudge, nudge, wink, wink).
10-22-2001, 11:33 AM
I have my ideas about the plot layout. And I've read some interesting ones on the internet. But I don't think there is one right answer. Just thinking of the possibilities is interesting to me. I like a movie that makes me think. Not like solving a puzzle, but just imagining possibilities.
Yes, some of the scenes were priceless.
03-16-2002, 07:36 PM
hate to drag up an old thread, but I finally saw the movie today, and I gotta agree it's bizarre. The guy in front of me, when the end credits started to roll, said "aha, I finally got it"...and I made him explain it to me. This was his explanation:
Up until she gets the box, it's all a dream, how she wanted her moving to Hollywood to be. After that, it was her brutal reality.
I still don't get it. And I don't know that I want to see it again.
You guys are way too impressed with seeing a few breasts...I was told there was a "hot lesbian sex scene"...where?
Billy Ray Cyrus was brilliant casting! :smile:
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04-21-2002, 11:07 AM
Finally saw it last night and loved it. Most of it wasn't hard to figure out once you realized [SPOILER alert] that the whole beginning of it was a dream (which is why she describes L.A. at the beginning as a "Dreamland"). Then part of the fun is interpreting it, for example the dream rationalizes for her that the director surely would have cast her in that role in the Sylvia North Story if the bad guys hadn't made him pick Camilla (or her dream version of Camilla). And sure it has some weird scenes (the guy and his psychiatrist in the Winkie's), but so do most dreams.
I loved this movie. I think I figured out most of it except for one or two things. But I'll just let them be.
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