Mulholland Dr.Director: David Lynch, Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring
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Twists and turns abound in director David Lynch's Mulholland Drive. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, this transfer by Universal appears to be very solid and well done. Sporting bright colors and even black levels, the image looks great save for a few instances of edge enhancement in a few key scenes. The audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround as well as DTS 5.1 Surround, both in English. Each of these soundtracks are very full and lively with only the slightest amount of mixing troubles in some of the speakers (some music tends to sound far too loud in some scenes). Overall, the fidelity and range on each of these mixes are great. Also included on this disc are Spanish and French subtitles. On par with Lynch's other DVD releases, no chapter stops are included on this disc, which makes watching the movie in separate sittings difficult. The bonus materials for Mulholland Drive are at the bare minimum -- the extra features on this DVD include a few pages of cast and crew info, a theatrical trailer, and "David Lynch's 10 Clues to Unlocking This Thriller" notes.
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Cast & Crew
|Justin Theroux||Adam Kesher|
|Naomi Watts||Betty Elms|
|Laura Elena Harring||Rita|
|Ann Miller||Coco Lenoix|
|Dan Hedaya||Vincenzo Castigliane|
|Robert Forster||Det. Harry McKnight|
|Katharine Towne||Cynthia Jenzen|
|Lee Grant||Louise Bonner|
|Michael J. Anderson||Mr. Roque|
|Billy Ray Cyrus||Gene|
|Chad Everett||Jimmy Katz|
|Matt Gallini||Limo Driver|
|Melissa George||Camilla Rhodes|
|Marcus Graham||Vincent Darby|
|Sean E. Markland||Actor|
|James Karen||Casting Director|
|David Lynch||Director,Screenwriter,Sound/Sound Designer|
|Angelo Badalamenti||Score Composer|
|Scott Cameron||Asst. Director|
|Mark Cotone||Asst. Director|
|Pierre Edelman||Executive Producer|
|Jack Fisk||Production Designer|
|Peter Jamison||Art Director|
|Ed Novick||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Amy Stofsky||Costumes/Costume Designer|
Cast and Filmmakers
Justin Theroux as Adam
Naomi Watts as Betty Elms
Laura Elena Harring as Rita
Ann Miller as Coco
Robert Forster as Detective McKnight
Written and Directed by David Lynch
Spoken Language: English Dolby Digital
Spoken Language: English DTS Digital Surround
Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English
Captions and Subtitles: None
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If I hadn't been at the theater with friends I would have walked out half way through the movie. It made no sense. I was exasperated with it. But then, about half way through something turned a corner, and it went from being potentially my most hated film to being my favorite. A few pieces started falling into place and I went from hating the non-linear, non-sensical narrative to absorbed in trying to make sense of it.
Watch this movie. The visual and aural spectacles alone are worth your investment in the film, especially after the plot seems to descend into lunacy. Formally, this is probably Lynch¿s most beautiful film to date. Watts undeniably gives a smoldering, intense performance that carries the entire cast. I was floored by the way she lulls us into almost writing her off before she blows up. And trust yourself to develop insights about the film without the aid of online research. In promoting the movie, the filmmaker and actors were deliberately vague in offering any definitive reading for a couple of reasons. Most important of these is that the viewer should be free to ponder the movie. We are certainly not left without some sort of narrative guidance. Most useful are visual cues, highlighted by Lynch¿s stylized lighting and framing; by stringing together repetitive images--even just hues and shades--I went pretty far in my thinking about the movie. I am dead-certain that my own interpretation is most logical, but I¿ve heard others that are creative, justifiable and a lot of fun. Remember that Mulholland Dr. was the b@stard child of Lynch¿s failed attempt at a dramatic series for ABC Television. The first two-thirds of the picture were filmed prior to cancellation of the project, and the rest was filmed much later, after Lynch was struck with an epiphany for concluding the storyline. It was almost by serendipity that he completed what may have been the best film of 2001. Ultimately, my suggestion for enjoying this film is to let it wash over you, and in so doing, you will absorb all the information to cobble together a sensible narrative that may just reveal Lynch¿s intentions. Don¿t leave your thinking to others and let them have all the fun.
This is the second Lynch film I have viewed and I must say that my level of respect for him has just shot through the cieling. The more confusing this film gets, the more beautiful it becomes. And the lesbian scenes between Watts and Herring where great too!
This is one of those rare movies that you can see over and over again and not get tired of it. Naomi Watts and Laura Elena Harring are fantastic and quite good actressess. The guys are OK. But, it's the plot that's the real true star here. If you like to see how dreams and reality can be easily confounded, intertwined, blended or else, try this. Highly recommended. Say no more. Also, try "Wild at Heart"
This is an excellent work of art. In true David Lynch style, the plot tosses your mind around like a toy ball...The amazing thing about this movie is the different interpretations of it that everyone will have...I interpertered something that I don't want to share because it might spoil it all for you, but other people had totally different views of it. Either way, this movie will intrigue you and TOTALLY FREAK THE CRUD OUT OF YOU. Enjoy it and marvel in it's complexity.
Actually, this movie isn't really that confusing, and it makes a lot more sense than you think. You have to know that Lynch is sort of a neo-Surrealist filmmaker, although he has a flare for Hitchcockian mystery. You just can't try to make sense of every image and every scene, because the narrative is too often ruled by dream logic. However, the film can easily be interpreted as an exploration of the human mind during extremes of pain and obsession, taking place in both reality and fantasy. If you think this is supposed to be conventional storytelling, you will certainly be confused. Having gotten that out of the way, I think Mulholland Dr. is a rich and haunting movie that deserves to be watched over and over.
This film is excellent! It can be interpreted during your first viewing about connections between people. After the second or more viewings, the richness and complexity of the connections become more clear. Lynch is brilliant!
Not just the best movie of 2001, but one of the best movies ever! A 2 and 1/2 hour joyride through the surreal world of David Lynch that will leave you stunned and grasping for more at its conclusion. A movie that you have to see several times to appreciate the visual clues that are hidden in the movie. Lynch lists 10 ''clues'' on the DVD liner, but are some of them ''red herrings'' designed to throw you off track? Part dream, part reality, part flashbacks, part fantasy, Mulholland Drive leaves it up to the viewer to decide which part is which. And like an abstract painting, the meaning, and beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. The movie explores the seamy side of Hollywood as told throught he eyes of innocent newcomer Betty Elms. The story is dark and haunting, but pulls you in as though you are a part of it. A movie that makes you think and haunts you long after you've seen it. So take a ride on ''Mulholland Drive'' where things aren't exactly as they seem. You won't be disappointed.
My son said wait till the end...then you'll get it. I did. I don't. But what a classy ride anyway! The money in the bag came from....where? The cowboy is...who? Is Camilla Rhodes #1 really Betty/Diane? Is Camilla #2 dead and having an afterdeath experience? Who the heck was the guy with the 2 dreams at Winkie's? Did he die? Or faint? Is this just another tie-in with Winkie's? Is Lynch the reincarnation of Hitchcock...on drugs? ...because when you think about it, Vertigo had the same great draw but kept you thinking dream?...or reality?....silly?... or worthwhile? A joke on us from the director? Or a present? Lynch has a way of pulling you in and keeping you riveted. And confused. Of course. And where do I find that Spanish version of ''Crying''?
this movie made little sense to me at first, but then i researched it on the net. i was able to find out all the answers to my questions and found that after figuring it out, i fell that much more in love with it. some say it has no plot or story line, but it certainly does! even without understanding what the movie was about at first, the beaty and intensity of it is worth watching time and time again. very powerful and moving. pay very close attention, watch it 5 times if you need to and find the answers to your questions on the internet -- i promise it is totally worth seeing!
Lynch has outdone himself with this masterpiece of psychological mayhem. Fans of DL's work will eat this up like instant breakfast. Others may cringe. It has to be seen by anyone interested in the future of cinema, especially mysteries and psychological dramas. It's better than Memento, but in the same category. I may never truly understand the core concepts to this film. Lynch is light years ahead of most of his peers in technique, craft, weaving the plot, and unweaving reality.
This film makes perfect sense - all you need to do is pay attention to it.
to those who complain about this movie not having a plot --- go and watch linear-plot action flicks instead, there is certainly an abundant selection of those to suit its targeted brainless audience. i was like ''what the !@#$ is going on here'' through the whole movie, but that was the fun of it... if i can guess what's going to happen next (unfortunately as with most movies these days), why should i bother wasting my time watching the movie in the first place? the ''llorando'' scene was beautiful! really nicely done. mr. lynch was able to carry that eerie feeling through the movie without making it cheap like those stupid shock-techniques.
If you didn't understand the movie, you might need to do a little research. Not everything comes easy, and that's the great thing about David Lynch. Go to Salon, search for 'Mulholland Drive,' and read the best analysis I've seen out there. Or, read up on David Lynch. His conventions and symbolism have a certain consistency to them.
But this movie knocked me over, like the first time I saw ''Blue Velvet''. Though not very graphic, it has the hottest lesbian sex scenes ever filmed!
Psychosis mind reveal, in an ''schizophrenic way''.
Malholan Dr. was really cool!!! i was excited!!it was too hard to understand what the film is really about, so i was watching it for four times, but........:( Lynch always has his style to do so, that people were excited and shocked,fascinated and confused!!( a short example: TwinPeeks!) and i also was very excited of love plays between women!!!it was cool!!!marvelous!!fantastic!!with Rita/Kamila i would also agree have something they both did. so i really think, that this woman-Laura E.Harring with such beautiful,atractive brown eyes could have not only all men, but also women!!! she atracts your look,and during the film you just sit under control of that woman!! i think i'll watch this film once more again.but i'm not sure why? to get the meaning clear(although it's impossible!), or to see her....
If you enjoy straight ahead action and entertainment, don't bother watching this movie. I have never been a big fan of Lynch and only watched this movie after being asked to offer a theory of it's meaning. The first two hours are pretty straight forward and fairly engrossing, but far from being the indecipherable mystery advertised. All of that changes approximately 2 hours into the movie. Lynch alters your perceptions and forces you to question everything you believed to be true. The climax of the movie alternates between the past, present and fantasy worlds - all leading to the inevitable conclusion that will leave you thinking well past the ending credits. A rare movie that makes you think and form your own conclusions. Highly recommended.
Exquisitely photographed, alluring, haunting portrait of something that is beautiful but difficult to grasp. Only one problem with the DVD is that you can't search by scene, probably a calculated ploy by Lynch to discourage fast forwarding to the lesbo stuff, which is pretty damn good.
This film is one of the best films I have ever seen. Anyone who would write Mulholland Drive off as a horrible film obviously are not getting the whole essence of a David Lynch film and should probably stick to something more predictable. Mulholland Drive is an emotional ride, a film noir mystery with a tone of twisted loose ends. Set in LA, a woman is in a limo accident on Mulholland Drive. Bruised and amnesiac, she wonders into the home of an actress who is away shooting a film, only to encounter her bright-eyed and bushytailed niece Betty. Betty has come to Hollywood to follow her dream of becoming an actress herself, only to become involved in the mystery of who ''Rita'' really is. Filled with symbolic and peculiar Lynchian characters, Mulholland Drive is more like a journey through Hollywood Babylon rather than a film. In the usual David Lynch fashion, the film turns a complete 180 in the last half and manages to intrigue, amuse, and disturb you at one point or another.
The 10 ''clues'' to solving this thriller? I don't think there is a definitive solution for this one. Aunt Ruth throwing the light switch and checking the empty room left this one open to one of those read into it what you want to films. However the ride to the last 30 min. was hypnotic and true Lynch brilliance.