that scene, oh my god! :DDD
Saying it now, the mystery man's camcorder was totally a predecessor for the digital in Inland Empire.
The atmosphere is really effective, but it feels it's going nowhere. At least it doesn't have tiny old people coming out of a box.
I just watched this after watching Eyes Wide Shut, and I'm pretty sure Kubrick must have had Lynch on his mind. After all, Eraserhead was one of his favorites. Also, the whole escape into fantasy is there as well. The end of the second act, when he is in the house with alice and the porno is playing on the walls reminds me very much of the orgy scene in EWS. Interesting to compare...
"I like to remember things my own way." A murder mystery that unveils in the form of memories, in which the characters merge and the story is revealed in video tapes filmed by the Mystery Man. What is real and what is imagination?
Fidelity, lust and violence are forever bound in a triangle driven by obsession. To have one is to have the reflection of the other two. Manson's cameo is well-played. Without identity to pull arc out of the main character(s), here Lynch falls flat for most viewers -where Mulholland Drive succeeds. Lots of clever edits, brilliant sound design and surrealist bits. I believe there are more ways to learn than sex and violence.
I love Lynch more than I love myself but this movie was hard..but genius as always.
Lynch's most frightening movie. It was the first film of his I saw and upon revisiting it, I'd say it still haunts me the most. It's exceptionally creepy; puts most modern horror films to shame, really. When also considering the rather nihilistic (and less artful) nature of its taboo excesses and erotisms and the oft-criticized use of popular music, "Lost Highway" feels less like surrealist high-art and more like a dark B-movie epic of sorts; perhaps a truer incarnation of what "Wild at Heart" was spiritually, with all of the hallmarks of a distinct, great auteur.
Moody and unsettling? Indeed. Almost brillant in how terrifying it is for the first half. A film I know is smart and works. However, for now, it is only in ways I don't fully understand.
Just saw it this afternoon. After reading some interpretations, I (like many others) have come to the conclusion that Lost Highway is about a man whose jealousy leads him to kill his wife, and then the whole part of the film focusing on "Pete" is really just his subconscious way of trying to escape the horror of what he's done. Overall, I can appreciate the film for it's visual style (it is unmistakably Lynch) but I didn't find it as entertaining as his other works, just more maddening. From what I've watched (Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, and all but the last few episodes of Twin Peaks), this is easily my least favorite Lynch, seeing as everything else of his I've completely loved to death.
Probably the most accessible Lynch film in terms of what he is all about. Solid, but it feels like he's trying to impress or that he's finally subscribing to what his fan base thinks of him. Glad he emerged from this stage with Mulholland Dr. We wouldn't want him to turn into Tim Burton.
I'm curious if anyone else was really put off by the gratuitous amount of Rammstein in this....