Mulholland Drive (2001) - what do you make of this movie?

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  • LoveUniHateExams

    I first saw Mulholland Drive (2001) about a month ago. I bought it second-hand from the local market.

    It's kinda weird, it's a David Lynch film, lol. I've seen half his movie output (5 films out of his total of 10).

    In addition to this film, I also own Eraserhead (1977), The Elephant Man (1980) and Blue Velvet (1986).

    Plus, I remember watching Dune (1984) on TV years ago.

    Mulholland Drive is definitely strange. Lynch has stayed silent on what the film actually means. He did the same with Eraserhead - I think it is Lynch's view that the film means what you want it to mean, leaving the viewer to work out the plot.

  • Phizzy

    There is a Facebook page you may be interested in LUHE, it is called " Incredibly Strange Films", it may point you to some you have never heard of ! it did me.

    I watched Mullholland Drive years ago, and could not really decipher it satisfactorily, but I must give it another watch. David Lynch is good, but a pain in the arse to me when he gives NO HINT about a Film ! I need Films deconstructed for me by experts.

  • LoveUniHateExams

    @Phizzy - yeah, giving it another watch is a good idea.

    After I first watched it, I was like 'hang on, what happened here' but after seeing again I kinda sussed it out.

    Lynch isn't my favourite director but I admire him for making the films he wants to make.

    As such, his films have great rewatchability, even if it's just to figure out the plot, lol.

    Plus, yesterday I bought a second-hand dvd of The Straight Story (1999), so I now own 5 of his films and have seen 6, but there's no way I'd buy Dune (1984). Dune's crap, lol.

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