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V-MAC
Jul 21st, 2006, 07:44 PM
I only got around to seeing this film recently but I was completely blown away by how brilliant it is :eek: Indeed, it is confusing as hell in places but what else would you expect from David Lynch?!! :lol: Besides the lesbian love scene which was really hot :drool: :o ;) , I love the fact that almost the first 2 hours of the film is made up of Diane's dream and then we have the final 25 minutes which pretty much explains nearly all the questions that were posed in the dream. Of course, some things in the film just don't make sense and are left unanswered but just adds to the mystery I guess :shrug: Naomi Watts and Laura Harring do a great job though with the script :)
Anyone else see this film? I am curious to see what others thought of it.

ampers&
Jul 21st, 2006, 07:48 PM
i rented it only to see the "hot" lesbian sex scene (no...seriously...i fast forward through the entire movie to see that scene :tape: ), and let me tell you i was extremely disappointed. :(

it was HBO softcore porn at it's cheesiest.
$3.50 down the drain.
i could have bought a box of condoms with that money and had more fun.

Helen Lawson
Jul 21st, 2006, 07:49 PM
Sorry, I thought it stunk up the joint! I'm not into subtleties in film. A film needs to have a beginning, a middle, and an end, or it's not a film.

V-MAC
Jul 21st, 2006, 07:55 PM
i rented it only to see the "hot" lesbian sex scene (no...seriously...i fast forward through the entire movie to see that scene :tape: ), and let me tell you i was extremely disappointed. :(

it was HBO softcore porn at it's cheesiest.
$3.50 down the drain.
i could have bought a box of condoms with that money and had more fun.

:shrug: well at the end of day it is a Hollywood film so it isn't gonna have really hardcore sex - censorship is still a big issue. You should take time out though to watch the whole thing .

Warrior
Jul 21st, 2006, 08:09 PM
I loved Mulholland Dr. This movie is a masterpiece! This was the first time I saw Naomi Watts and I was blown away by her perfomance. She is my favorite actress now.

MH0861
Jul 21st, 2006, 08:11 PM
I watched it with a bunch of friends at Uni, and we were all like WTF! by the end. We watched it again right after. :lol: It's confusing as hell, but that's part of the reason why I did like it. Makes you think and leaves things up to different interpretations.

controlfreak
Jul 21st, 2006, 08:13 PM
The scene at the back of the diner really freaked me out.

Gonzo Hates Me!
Jul 21st, 2006, 09:10 PM
I saw it a long time ago and wasn't crazy about it. What I was crazy about was the movie's obsession with Rita Hayworth... b/c she's my personal old Hollywood obsession (she and, Jean Harlow :hearts: ). That's about the only thing I liked. It was too weird

skanky~skanketta
Jul 21st, 2006, 09:19 PM
movies like these are the sole reason why i prefer chick flicks. i cant understand why anyone would want to sit through movies that make you think. dont you have enough of that at work and school?

anyway, i saw half the movie before i got completely bored.

canuckfan
Jul 21st, 2006, 09:29 PM
Fantastic movie :worship:
And it gets better every time I watch it.

Most of it makes sense, but even the parts that don't are good because when you're dreaming, everything is little bit fucked up anyway. So it makes sense afterall.

cerbero
Jul 21st, 2006, 11:30 PM
Amazing movie even if we don't count the lesbian scene... :lol:

Stamp Paid
Jul 21st, 2006, 11:44 PM
The scene at the back of the diner really freaked me out.

It scared the shit outta me.
The movie was brilliant, tho. I had to watch it twice in a row to even kinda understand wtf had happened.
Silencioooooooooooo! Silenciooooooooooo!
:worship:

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 22nd, 2006, 04:12 AM
David Lynch is genius! :worship: He is my favourite "director"! I considered him as an artist ;)

Indeed, I was completely blown away by Naomi Watts's performance! :eek: BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS EVER I HAVE SEEN!

I was like WTF when I first time saw it but watched it again and again, I understand what this movie is all about! That was simply brilliant! :hearts:

RatedR Superstar
Jul 22nd, 2006, 04:49 AM
i havent seen the entire movie, all i saw is the hot lesbian sex scene, and thats all i need to see :drool: :tape: :lol:

Veritas
Jul 22nd, 2006, 05:15 AM
Sorry, I thought it stunk up the joint! I'm not into subtleties in film. A film needs to have a beginning, a middle, and an end, or it's not a film.

Well said Ms. Lawson.

I do appreciate "artsy" films, but I also think there should be a fine line between "innovate" and "weird". I can see the point of leaving endings open for sequels or for the audience to draw their own conclusions. But if the latter's mostly the case, then I really couldn't GAF because I don't care enough about movies to start pondering how life will eventually turn out for the characters :shrug:

kiwifan
Jul 22nd, 2006, 07:22 AM
It was a TV Pilot that didn't get picked up so Lynch shot a few sex scenes and threw it out to the public. :lol: :tape:

Its a perfect "Emperor's New Clothes" film. :devil:







suckers.

FrOzon
Jul 22nd, 2006, 10:08 AM
Fantastic movie! Watched it at least four times in cinema! :angel:

bionic71
Jul 22nd, 2006, 10:51 AM
I quite enjoyed it.
Whether it was good or bad...who knows?
It certainly had an interesting uneasiness to it which I enjoy.
It was refreshing to watch something that wasn't spoonfeeding me a plot and left me with some room to interpret and speculate.....on that level alone I consider it a worthy film.

Wintermute
Jul 22nd, 2006, 04:04 PM
I love David Lynch movies and this is quintessential Lynch.

Naomi Watts was amazing in this movie. When I first watched it, for the first 45 minutes I thought she was awful! Her character seemed so forced and fake. And then it came to the audition scene and I was blown away. I then began to understand what she was doing with the character. By the end I was thinking she was sure for an Oscar nod. She was robbed!

Hard to believe this movie was originally the pilot for a TV series until the TV execs balked after watching it (what did they expect? It's David Lynch!) So Lynch added all the lesbian stuff to get it R-rated and put it in cinemas. This also explains why a few of the characters (like the cops at the start) only make one appearance and are never seen again.

I think it's also fun to have a movie that you can theorise and argue over, just as a change from the usual mainstream no-brainers.

LindsayRulez
Jul 22nd, 2006, 05:32 PM
My favorite part is when Rebekah Del Rio sings "Llorando"...I could watch that scene over and over and over...!

Hulet
Jul 22nd, 2006, 05:43 PM
It was a TV Pilot that didn't get picked up so Lynch shot a few sex scenes and threw it out to the public. :lol: :tape:

Its a perfect "Emperor's New Clothes" film. :devil:







suckers.
Hear, Hear. Or, is that Here, Here? :o I never get this right, but whatever Kiwifan said here. :)

firehorse
Jul 22nd, 2006, 06:40 PM
it is weird movie...it is beautifully done in term of cinematogarphy and acting.....but the story...you need IQ 200 to know whats the heck is all about..l

V-MAC
Jul 22nd, 2006, 06:45 PM
I saw it a long time ago and wasn't crazy about it. What I was crazy about was the movie's obsession with Rita Hayworth... b/c she's my personal old Hollywood obsession (she and, Jean Harlow :hearts: ). That's about the only thing I liked. It was too weird

:)On another note, Rita Hayworth wasn't just picked to be used in the film for no particular reason - The poster that she appears in is advertising her movie "Gilda" which Hayworth plays the role of the main character who quickly marries a man, and then tells him that she was born the moment she met him, like she had no past. That is pretty much the same situation that the Rita ( or Camilla ) in Mulholland Drive finds herself in when she meets Betty, her amnesia means she can't remember her past so her character is pretty much born too the moment Betty meets her ;) There's also the physical similarites between Rita Hayworth and the actress Laura Harring (Rita/Camilla) as both are Latino even though you mightn't think it. I didn't know that for ages :o

Anniemal
Jul 22nd, 2006, 06:51 PM
movies like these are the sole reason why i prefer chick flicks. i cant understand why anyone would want to sit through movies that make you think. dont you have enough of that at work and school?

And I can't understand why people wouldn't want to sit through something that makes them think, because alot of the Hollywood stuff these days is boring and unoriginal ;) So it works both ways. :lol: