Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive ★★★★½

Have you ever tried solving a puzzle which only gets more and more ambiguous? How does one solve it in the first place? Do we apply sense and logic or just dive in? Re watching this movie after god knows how long it scared the bejesus out of me. Personally i feel horror which permeates thru genuine human emotions is much more scarier than the usual horror tropes we are familiar with. Lynch taps into two keys emotions here ambition and jealousy. He sets it up as an ode to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and then in the final 20 odd minutes shows the pitfalls of what happens when dreams are shattered and they come to haunt us and the measures we take once we know our goals have been compromised. there is a switching of identities which creates further intrigue. the simple conversation with the Cowboy has a sinister feel to it. the jump scare is pretty effective. the key can have multiple interpretations, is it for opening a safe which contains photos which would be used by one character who would show them to the director? Maybe. Who knows?.The director combines fantasy and noir elements with shades of horror.
Complexity has never been this beguiling.

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