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Lost Highway or Mulholland Drive
« on: September 11, 2018, 07:16:37 PM »
I posed this question in the shoutbox, maybe it warrants its own thread. not pitting the two against each other, adore them both, simply wondering what's your preference if forced to choose, especially as I find them very similar in their surrealism. not to discount Inland Empire, which leaps off into the deep end from go and doesn't hit bottom until the end credits.

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Re: Lost Highway or Mulholland Drive
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 09:07:23 PM »
Something Spanish [11|Sep 05:48 AM]:   they are both masterpieces, but: Lost Highway or Mulholland Drive?
eward [11|Sep 08:51 AM]:   mulholland drive by a country mile
Reelist [11|Sep 09:22 AM]:   I've only seen lost highway once on vhs. bought a six disc lynch blu ray set a few years ago but they were region 2, one of my biggest Discappointments
Sleepless [11|Sep 09:31 AM]:   First of all, damn you for dragging me into the shoutbin. (Can't we talk films in relevant threads? Won't someone think of the children?) Second of all, Lost Highway. I realize that's the minority opinion, but for that very reason, that's why I'm not a huge MD fan. Everyone loves it and loves obsessing about the clues and the puzzle and trying to figure out what everything means... And that's never the point of Lynch. He's about emotions. You should feel what his films mean. Not go full Pepe Silvia on them. But MD does have some fantastic scenes and moments. LH has "As a matter of fact, I'm there right now" though.
Jeremy Blackman [11|Sep 11:11 AM]:   MD > LH
Jeremy Blackman [11|Sep 11:12 AM]:   I think it's fine (and sometimes even essential) to puzzle out Lynch films, as long as you remember it's not everything.
Jeremy Blackman [11|Sep 11:16 AM]:   For example, Twin Peaks The Return is far richer once you start putting things together. The connections are so much fun. It's not just evocative images and atmosphere.
eward [11|Sep 06:16 PM]:   My love of Mulholland Drive has everything to do with the intensity of emotion it summons in me and nothing to do with the "puzzle" aspects of the film which, when closely examined, are rather simplistic and not worth obsessing over. Just a distraction. But that movie makes me weep every time. Lost Highway is great, but doesn't gut me like Mulholland.
Something Spanish [11|Sep 07:11 PM]:   i know what you mean, rewatching MD my emotions were strongly stirred far greater than the need to solve the puzzle, which for the first time was not puzzling at all
Something Spanish [11|Sep 07:11 PM]:   i think the two are equals, but my soft spot lies with LH
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Re: Lost Highway or Mulholland Drive
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 05:57:53 AM »
Not liking Lost Highway, the choice is easy. But I love MD.
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Re: Lost Highway or Mulholland Drive
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2018, 09:31:05 PM »
MD. Saw it first when I was 14, my second Lynch movie after Elephant Man, and it changed my life forever.


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