Can you understand what Lynch want to say? Everything is perfect except the content. Fantastic production of mise en scene, colours, music. Vogue & mysterious. His movies are dreams we see at night. No explanation. Then you forget what was it all about. I love Lynch but I mostly admire him because he makes movies like a man with a tumour in his head see the world, full of hallucinations and mis interpretations.
It has everything that makes David Lynch movies tick: a beautiful dead femme fatale and her double, the young rebel on a motorcycle, the absorbing hard-hitting soundtrack, the red curtains, the strange demonic man from another place, Angelo Badalamenti playing some tunes and a lot of weirdness and horror. Feels even more like a companion piece to "Twin Peaks" now than ever.
One of my all time favorites. Lynch's carefully crafted, very complex sound design - the use of music as sound and of sound as music, the use of fragmented pop songs as sound signatures and the use of (often nearly inaudible but still potent) low frequencies - is unique and operates like a slipstream that sucks you into the film and its twisted narration.
Honestly, I expected it to be a lackluster and overly perplexing series of symbolistic nonsense. Glad to see I was wrong, It's an intricate but easy to digest film that Lynch made bearing in mind three focal points: reality, fantasy and memory, and the horrors that surface when they intertwine.
A modern retelling of The Cabinet of Dr Caligari; a film about a man who commits a crime so unspeakable that he's forced to reimagine his life through the perspective of someone else. He can't escape it & soon the truth begins to bleed through into the fiction. It's a fascinating experiment, mysterious, unnerving & cinematic, & precursor to the same theme of psychological transmutation also found in Mulholland Drive.