In Memento, there is a scene where a blonde man (Leonard) after murdering a man says:
“Hey, mister! I need help! There’s a guy in here, he’s hurt bad. We gotta get him to a doctor.”
In Mulholland Drive, there is a scene where a blonde man (I don’t think he has a name) while murdering a woman says:
“Hey man. She’s hurt bad. Help me out. You gotta call the hospital.”
Written out, the lines don’t look very similar, although they both say: hey man, someone’s “hurt bad,” we need to get help, and when you watch the two scenes the delivery of the lines make them identical.
Both movies have lead characters who are delusional about the death of their loved one, who they possibly killed, and have manipulated thought, memory and reality in order to deal with it. And the movies came out within a year of each other. The setting of both films is very similar as well.
Now, Mulholland Drive came out after Memento, but the Mulholland Drive pilot was finished in 1999 and this scene is in the screenplay for the pilot, but then again, what are the chances that Christopher Nolan would’ve seen the pilot for Mulholland Drive?
Is this just a coincidence? Or am I reading too much into this? Or was it intentional in order to reference the other film?
i always get darren aronofsky and christopher nolan films mixed up thinking they directed each others films
maybe nolan is inspired by lynch and aronofsky?
Nolan and Aronofsky, both have mastered the craft of gimmicks and trickery, all style with no substance, so it’s easy to see how they could be mixed up haha.
Both movies are among the most tiresome and overrated trifles in recent movie history. LIfe’s too short to waste on trivia like MULHOLLAND DR. and MEMENTO.
Why’d you capitalize them if they’re trivial, Roscoe?
It’s a coincidence. 100%.
I capitalize the titles of movies, an old habit, it doesn’t make the films in question any less trivial.
Or just sheer bloody coincidence. Get a grip, folks.
Hollywood conspiracy to to disseminate coded ideological fragments toward some as-yet-unknown purpose?