Lost Highway (1997)

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Mulholland Dr.'s possibly an improvement and doesn't have all the nu metal that can take you out of the film, but there's something about the video tapes and impossible layout of the house, the highway sequence with the Bowie song, the Mystery Man, the use of smoke, that sax solo, the structure etc that just gets me. I'm convinced Haneke must have seen it and run with the tape thing from the start when he came to write Caché.

 
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The nod to Kiss Me Deadly with the exploding and reassembling shack at the end is a great image too.
 

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» a car speeding along a dark motorway lit only by the car’s headlamps, with the tarmac hurtling by in the windscreen. It’s a modern version of the monad, with the windscreen playing the part of a small illuminated area … The move towards replacing the system of a window and a world outside with one of a computer screen in a closed room is something that’s taking place in our social life: we read the world more than we see it «
 
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Someone showed me the first Mystery Man scene when I was a teenager and it threw my whole night off. I just kept thinking about it, particularly when I was walking home on my own in the dark.

 
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I think it might be better. The first time I watched mulholland drive I loved it, second it seemed a bit stupid.
 

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Lynch films definitely do bewitch the walk home from the cinema in the dark. People start appearing out of dark doorways and giving you significant looks
 

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It's the subtle wrongness that really sells it, imo. Willem Dafoe's gums in Wild at Heart, the way people just stare or pause for too long when they're talking, phones ringing with a spotlight on them.
 

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I didn't like Eraserhead and Inland Empire but I rate everything else I've seen. That scene with Dean Stockwell doing Roy Orbison in Blue Velvet is one of those that has some magical quality to it. I can watch it over and over.

 
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Me and tea were the only ones who watched. We talked about it. Not sure it had its own thread
 

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I never liked that advert. It feels like someone parodying Lynch, the duck head thing seems too knowingly 'weird'.
 

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I liked bits and pieces of the third season, some of it was a little patience testing. My favourite thing about it was probably the sound, the crackling power lines, that kettle thing Bowie's trapped inside that makes his voice sound all weird with those huge bass notes.

 
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Season 3 to me felt like a guy who was playing with the expectations of his audience who were all begging for a follow up. Thinking of it as a continuation of the OG (which is one of my top 3 TV series ever) didn't work. As a self contained thing it was interesting but idk if I'll be rewatching anytime soon. The OG I can watch whenever.
 
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