Saturday, July 22, 2006
Mulholland Drive

I first saw this movie a week ago. After viewing it I was shocked at how the movie jerked around my mind so much. I could'nt take my mind off that movie for a whole week. That movie stuck with me so I had to see it again. To me, Mulholland Drive is one of the best films ever made. I was utterly confounded, mystified, disturbed, fascinated, and it felt as if someone had driven a truck through my brain.

After a car accident in Mulholland Drive, Hollywood, Rita (Laura Elena Herring) survives but suffers an amnesia. She doesn't remember herself. Wandering into an apartment, her story strangely intertwines with Betty (Naomi Watts), a perky young woman in search of stardom. However, Betty is intrigued by Rita's situation and is willing to put aside her dreams to pursue this mystery. The two women soon discover that nothing is as it seems in life. Directed by David Lynch.

This movie is a story of obssesion. I won't spoil it all for you, because the beauty of this movie is to find all these little unexplained details and associate them with their meaning. I am still thinking of the film days after the initial viewing. But I have to tell y'all, that I am so connected with this film. My mind was so absorb with the storyline, my jaw dropped and I couldn't comprehend it at first and it took me several times actually to connect the puzzle. Naomi Watts is AMAZING in this movie. She could switch her emotion, just like *that*. From perkiness to angsty in a matter of second, and I was amazed how her acting really painted the film. A beautiful movie, not only visually, but also conceptually. Certainly a challenge. If you did not like this movie, it's either because you should stick to no brainer movies. Another could be that you just did not try to understand the movie. A real movie lover will love this movie as it offers a major challenge. The challenge is to understand this movie by sort through the clues that are given to you.

My film teacher hates David Lynch, but I kinda like his style. He's responsible for Twin Peaks, and if you are a fan for the series, you'll like this film. Yup. We get all of the trademark Lynch stuff: the droning vibratingly dramatic score, which is remarkably effective and creepy; we also get the syrupy, overdone, deliberately cheesy dramatic scenes and the aggro-bizarre moments that seem utterly separate from reality. As happens in our dreams, this movie is not to be understood by logic or rationality; rather, it's like music, which gives you a feeling, an emotion, an atmosphere. Speaking of music, there is a POWERFUL song called Llorando by Rebekah Del Rio. Will make you cry. It's a dreamscape saturated with powerful emotions. It's a profound sense of sadness, despair, all laced with a touch of quiet malevolence, firmly holding onto your heart. There are more twists, turns, surprises, and delicious samples of twisted erotica to satisfy any Lynch fan. The film, as I said before, confounded me utterly, but I loved every minute of it. Gorgeous, trippy, scary, and fantastically strange.

Ratings: 10/10

Posted at 02:03 am by hanitje

July 22, 2006   05:59 PM PDT
lagunya bikin gue nangis, SUMPAH. silencio! silencio! silencio! waduhhhh...
July 22, 2006   02:51 PM PDT
woohoo, 10/10! no hay banda... I watched it four years ago. Lynch descripes it, as simply, a love story in the city of dreams. but i don't believe him, of course... it's not that simple! :) he brillianty stages the surreal setpieces for which he is justly acclaimed. its ruptured narrative, doubling of characters and waking nightmare conclusion actually have a precursor in his Lost Highway (1997). oh yeah, i like the Hollywood setting in Mulholland Drive. I think the movie is about Hollywood, though the ideas lead us into just a section (I mean not all) of Hollywood's worlds. and I heard Sunset Boulevard (Wilder, 1950) is one of his favorite films. another great films about Hollywood, IMHO: Barton Fink (Coen, 1991),The Player (Altman, 1992).

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