Dr. Hapgood, your cruise director (hapgood) wrote,
Dr. Hapgood, your cruise director

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Mulling over Mulholland Drive

So I finally got to see this movie. I hate living in a town where we only get good film after it gets nominated for lots of awards. Anyway . . .

I usually don't enjoy movies that confuse me, yet I loved this one. I feel like it gave me all the pieces of the puzzle, I just have to put them together. Except the puzzle is a tangram; I have an overall shape of what the completed picture should be, I just don't know which piece I should start with, which should be the puzzle's foundation. I have to pick one idea from the movie, assume it was the truth, and rationalize the rest of the movie from the context of my truth statement. And I have to use all the pieces. It isn't the correct solution if you don't use all the pieces (for this reason, I hated Tangrams as a child).

Some Questions
Who were the guys in Winkie's? What was their role in the story?
What about the guy with the black book, and the guy behind the glass?

Did the color electric blue(director guys wife's dress, the key, the box. the bow of director guy's glasses after the transition) symbolize truth or realization through the whole movie? Am I way off track?

Were all the numbers in the movie prime? The few I remember are, provided that you consider Diane in Apartment 17 instead of 12. The cab was 163. I don't remember any other numbers used in the movie. If that is the case, and all the numbers were prime, is this my truth statement, giving credence to Diane living in apartment 17, an action that had to have a cause (the police investigation), which would then explain the men at winkie's and Diane's motivation to do what she did. But what about the guy with the black book? Is Camellia that hard to find? Diane would know how to find her. I just don't know. I'll have to see it again to make further decisions.

If anyone has answers to my questions, refutations to my suppositions, or their own theories, please share them with me. It can only help me deepen my understanding of the film.

Fun Times

  • Writer's Block: I'm off to see the wizard

    Who's That Girl. How did I love this movie? I remember watching it 6 times when we rented it, but couldn't watch 15 minutes of it a few years ago.

  • Writer's Block: Book based

    The movie of The Dark is Rising still gives me nightmares. Not because it was powerful, but because it was the worst reinterpretation of a book…

  • now i can post from anywhere

    let's see if having an lj blog client on my phone will help/ me post regularly. do you use a mobile client? i would love to hear about clients you…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.