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Old 06-19-05, 12:35 AM
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Mulholland Drive explanation

I just watched Mulholland Drive for the second time. I have to say that I enjoyed it a lot and I love most "mind fuck" movies, which I think this one definitely is. Even though I like this movie, for the life of me, I simply can't figure out what in the Sam Hill it means. Honest to God, if somebody told me they'd shoot me in the head if I couldn't give them even a loose interpretation of the film, I'd say "shoot away, because I have no idea what it meant" I realize Lych probably intended it to have different meanings to different people, but I can't find my meaning to the film. Could anybody shed some light on this movie and give me your interpretation of what the Hell was going on? I found an old thread that linked to a really long explanation of the movie that got really detailed, but I'm just looking for a basic understanding of what might have happend in the movie.
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There's a load of threads on this from the past - as there seems to be a new one yearly.


But basically, it's all a dream - a very well explained and very well tied together one (which makes it even better). The first 90 minutes are a dream, then reality sinks in - the influence of the dream and what it means and the true intentions of the characters. It all fits fantastically, I must say.
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It's David Lynch's version of "An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge"--an entire adventure, a "what could have been", passing before Naomi Watt's eyes in nanoseconds before she kills herself.
The entire film is a lament on the rape and destruction of innocence.

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