CINEMA, 35mm _ rewatched, on a giant screen in the best possible conditions. I was amazed at the editing the way images fade into each other. Also appreciated the iconic film references (Vertigo and Double Idemnity among others). A real dark experience with unexpected soundtrack choices. It annouces in a way a lot of what is about to come in Mullholand Drive. Beautiful to dive in again 17 years later.
A rewatch. My brother bought it on Blu-ray, and watching it on that format really made me realise the magnificent eye for detail in every scene and every sound in this film. Every frame seems beautifully composed. A fascinating study of male sexual guilt and jealousy. No idea why this was/is so underappreciated, even by some Lynch fans. Still my favourite from him.
An underrated masterpiece about the deranged mind of a murderer seen through his eyes of insanity. Characters are merely symbolic representations of his obsessions and fears. Lynch has said, that unlike his other movies this one can't be put together like a puzzle. Good point, but that doesn't mean that it makes less sense. It just operates on another level.
A surreal puzzle movie about guilt and delusion, as well as a deceptively sly critique of film noir, porno, and other male fantasies/nightmares. In retrospect, it's a dry-run for Mulholland Dr., where we also see the reflection of the story instead of the story itself. But even though it's intelligent, it's a lot less soulful than MD. Sidenote: isn't it funny that film noir cliches are now less dated than 90s music?
it`s very hard to understand what`s going on for me but that`s why film became fucking masterpiece. Lynch doesn`t care about plot, i saw in this film (and in almost all other lynch movies) only human emotions, which defies logic and this is incredibly fucking awesome
"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?
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.