Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive ★★★★★

I've never subscribed fully to the Dream Theory (it's certainly a part of film - most of the narrative happens near beds or on beds or when characters have just woken up or are just about to go to sleep) because the final hour or so to me seems to be after Watts & Harring have recognized that they are stereoytpical Women in a traditional narrative, their transition into sexual promiscuity then spurs the films' descent into madness: Mulholland Drive at its core is the Romantic Holy Grail, a film about women who realize the roles they're boxed into until the text of the film itself disintegrates as the characters struggle in order to assert self-sufficiency.

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