Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Mulholland Dr.

I watched this movie after a recommendation from a friend. Otherwise, I might not have stumbled upon this movie. So, I am definitely thinking this movie needs to watched at least twice to fully appreciate it. The first time you will just be wondering what the heck is going on and why you are still watching it. The second time you will probably catch things that you didn't notice the first time and you will be able to appreciate the beautifully crafted scenes. The movie starts out in utter confusion with both the feelings of the characters and the jumping around between different characters. More and more characters are introduced so that you still have no idea how that they all tie together. There are definitely some beautiful moments in the movie such as when 'Rita' and 'Betty' go see this type of magic show at 2 a.m. There is this lady singing in Spanish the Roy Orbison song 'Crying' and her voice is just amazing. Anyway, towards the end of the movie you are begging every time there is a fade out for it not to end because you still don't feel like you have figured it out and then it does end. So without ruining the movie, here are some of my ideas of what it all means. I think this movie is trying to symbolize the difference between someones dreams and their reality. Sometimes people have to imagine their lives are actually better than what it is because it would be too depressing. Another point I think this movie is trying to make is about the art of deception. Especially in a world like show business, it is really not a good idea to let yourself be used because people always have an agenda and they will keep using you until they can't get anymore out of you. My absolute favorite party of the movie is the 'small people.' If you haven't seen the movie you don't know what I am talking about it but it really makes you go 'What the f***?' but then giggle at the same time. Definitely, a good movie for some great discussions if for no other reason than to figure out what the heck is going on.

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