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TeamCasey
08-16-2005, 08:43 PM
1. I want that 2.5 hours of my life back. I thought Solaris was the worst movie I ever saw.

2. Huh? Was the blonde schizophrenic?

I guess I'll have to think about this some more, which was probably the intent. I'm just not sure I care.

marcshoe
08-16-2005, 08:48 PM
Don't give in to the temptation to think about it. Try to put it as far out of your mind as possible.

The best explanation I've heard for it is that David Lynch tried to condense a proposed TV series into a two hour (or whatever) movie.

I've heard other explanations that may make sense, but thinking about them causes little bits of my brain to move to places they should never visit.

pedro
08-16-2005, 08:51 PM
I've never seen it.

My parents did.

I don't think they liked it :lol:

Redsfaithful
08-16-2005, 09:44 PM
Lost Highway was one of the creepiest, most confusing movies I've ever seen.

I read an explanation once that almost everything Lynch does is trying to deal with dreams and dreaming. Which made some sense to me. I haven't seen another Lynch movie besides Lost Highway, and I'm not sure I ever will. I didn't hate it really, but I really didn't like it either.

westofyou
08-16-2005, 09:56 PM
I haven't seen another Lynch movie besides Lost Highway

Eraserhead is one strange dream.

Redsfaithful
08-16-2005, 10:06 PM
Eraserhead is one strange dream.

I'm actually somewhat scared of seeing that movie just from what I've read about it. And I don't really scare easily.

RFS62
08-16-2005, 10:16 PM
I like David Lynch.

I loved the first season of Twin Peaks. I loved Blue Velvet. Liked Mulholland Drive.

I thought Dune sucked, and the second season of Twin Peaks as well.

I know, I know.

Silencio.

Betterread
08-16-2005, 10:51 PM
You cannot watch this film as a straight narrative, or a character study or even as any kind of linear story. You have to accept the dream logic you are presented with. In this mode, it discusses california history, Hollywood culture, and human psychology in many very interesting and sophisticated ways.

Mulholland Drive is one of the best films of the last five years.

Unassisted
08-16-2005, 10:54 PM
David Lynch is definitely an acquired taste. I have to be in a certain frame of mind to watch his films. I've never seen one that I out-and-out enjoyed, although I did appreciate the first season of Twin Peaks and the Twin Peaks movie.

I guess I haven't seen any of his films since the TP movie.

The Brown Bunny is probably the movie I've seen since that most reminded me of his work.

Symbolism and subtext. :confused:

marcshoe
08-16-2005, 11:42 PM
btw, I checked it out and yes, Mulholland Drive--or at least the first part--was originally intended to be the pilot for a series.

Perhaps the reason the last part of th film left a bitter taste in my mouth is that Lynch had a similar taste in his after ABC's rejection.

macro
08-17-2005, 12:08 AM
TC, check out the message board at IMDB.com:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166924/

A lot of questions can be answered by reading the threads there. I was very confused by this movie when I first saw it, but then after I dug on that board, it made a lot more sense. I meant to watch it again with this new perspective, but never got around to it.

Anyway, I now consider it a great movie (now that I'm enlightened :) ). It's very creepy, especially that scene with the miniature parents.

Oh, and you'll have to register to read the board, but it's okay. It's fairly quick and they don't distribute your info. It's an Amazon company.

Johnny Footstool
08-17-2005, 12:34 AM
"Wild at Heart" was fantastic.

RFS62
08-17-2005, 12:37 AM
"Wild at Heart" was fantastic.

Totally agree.

The Baumer
08-17-2005, 01:39 AM
According to many fans and people within the film industry, the director David Lynch has earned the right to make films that make very little sense. There are bits and pieces that can be connected to form small sub-plots, but overall his films are about the experience rather than the story or overall plot. He's not my cup of tea, but you can't argue much about a director and film that have as large of a cult following as David Lynch and Mulholland Drive.

westofyou
08-17-2005, 01:43 AM
but overall his films are about the experience rather than the story or overall plot.

Exactly, he has a New Wave touch that focuses on form over function. Film as an art form doesn't demand a narrative to express itself, film as a business does.

919191
08-17-2005, 02:18 AM
I absolutely loved Wild at Heart. Blue Velvet was OK, and Eraserhead- I can't say I really "got" that one.

zombie-a-go-go
08-17-2005, 07:26 AM
Pabst Blue Ribbon!

http://movies.monstrous.com/pictures/Killer_Movie_11.jpg

TeamCasey
08-17-2005, 07:28 AM
I have to be in a certain frame of mind to watch his films.

I should have picked up a nickel bag at my local pasture first. :devil:

Sweetstop
08-17-2005, 10:23 AM
Mulholland Drive is worth seeing if only for the performance that lifted Naomi Watts from 'Aussie friend of Nicole Kidman' obscurity. It was also old Hollywood hoofer Ann Miller's last performance. I acquired a taste for David Lynch w/ Twin Peaks. He's always interesting even when I get lost in one of his dreams. Mulholland Drive has a 'colorized' film noir feel to it.

Unassisted
08-17-2005, 10:37 AM
I should have picked up a nickel bag at my local pasture first. :devil:I was actually thinking along the lines of "highly focused, yet open minded." But, to each, his own. ;)

registerthis
08-17-2005, 10:51 AM
Mulholland Drive is worth seeing if only for the performance that lifted Naomi Watts from 'Aussie friend of Nicole Kidman' obscurity.
Heh, yes, you certainly do SEE a lot of Naomi Watts in that movie, don't you? :beerme:

cincinnati chili
08-18-2005, 08:40 AM
Heh, yes, you certainly do SEE a lot of Naomi Watts in that movie, don't you? :beerme:

Uh, yep.

I'm not a David Lynch fan. I was 20 when I saw "Wild at Heart," and remember thinking it was stupid. Maybe I'll see it again, since I've gotten more stupid over the years.

I loved "Mulholland Drive," but I liked "Eyes Wide Shut" and "The Game" too, two other mysterious "protagonist-wonders-what-the-hell-is-going-on" movies.

TeamCasey
08-18-2005, 09:11 AM
I loved The Game. Eyes Wide Shut was forgettable.