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Lynch is a kind of Jacques Cousteau of the postmodern nightmare, where our cartoonish notions of family values and the American dream are ravaged by an undercurrent of forbidding treachery. And with apologies to Wallace, it`s about much more than peanut butter or, for that matter, Pabst Blue Ribbon ("Blue Velvet") and cherry pie ("Twin Peaks"). It`s about decent people cornered by obsessive evils we can`t clearly see.
it`s more than just a critical victory for the writer-director: It`s outright revenge. Lynch first conceived "Mulholland Drive" as a television series for ABC, the network on which his "Twin Peaks" became arguably the most original programming ever to appear on small screens. But nervous executives canceled the "Mulholland Drive" show before the pilot was ever aired. Undeterred, Lynch eventually got Canal Plus to buy the rights, proceeded to shoot some new footage and turned it into a feature film.
"To give a sense of place, to me, is a thrilling thing. And a sense of place is made up of details. And so the details are incredibly important. If they`re wrong,then it throws you out of the mood. And so the sound and music and color and shape and texture, if all those things are correct and a woman looks a certain way with a certain kind of light and says the right word, you`re gone, you`re in heaven. But it`s all the little details." -- David Lynch
Saddest Scene: After Betty and Rita change into Diane and Camilla, they ascend up a secret path in the Hollywood Hills. At first you think they`re about to transcend their bodies and leave Earth, as lights twinkle above their heads; then you realize their destination is an awful, humiliating Hollywood party.
Coolest Scene: Betty`s arrival in Los Angeles is blasted with so much bright light it`s as though it`s shooting out of her body. She`s Dorothy seeing Oz for the first time
"[Lynch`s] never before married his subconscious impulses to an accessible storytelling style in such a satisfying, beguiling way." -- Rene Rodriguez, MIAMI HERALD
"A gorgeously rounded picture, one that starts out with a glamorous come-hither wink and has the good grace to follow through, although perhaps not in the way we expect." -- Stephanie Zacharek, SALON.COM
Fans of Lynch will find much to savor here: the ripe detail, the arch humor, the hallucinatory enigmas, the eroticism, the terror." -- Steven Rea, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
Just a brilliant Lynch film. You should also see The Straight Story for a "different" Lynch approach to film-making
Great movie...another Lynch masterpiece. Or is it THE masterpiece?