Some people are stuck with what they want and can't let go
September 7, 2017 5:02 AM   Subscribe

 
Relatedly, role recall with Naomi Watts
posted by Sebmojo at 5:06 AM on September 7


On the one hand, some people are stuck with what they want and can't let go. On the other, David is true to his art and won't change things because someone else thinks he should.
posted by Obscure Reference at 7:06 AM on September 7 [1 favorite]


This perspective helps with Twin Peaks: the Return. Perhaps it's the difference between "Helloooooo!" and "What year is it?"
posted by otherchaz at 7:09 AM on September 7


On the one hand, some people are stuck with what they want and can't let go. On the other, David is true to his art and won't change things because someone else thinks he should.

or is he deep in the stillness... the silencio...
posted by Sebmojo at 7:28 AM on September 7 [2 favorites]


I will click any link stating "[person's name] explains Mulholland Drive" with the same expectations with which I would click a link stating "[person's name] proves P=NP". This is fundamental mysteries of the universe shit here.
posted by komara at 8:53 AM on September 7 [8 favorites]


My theory is that in each production Lynch always puts a certain amount of deliberately random nonsense, along with a certain amount of stuff that is reasonably symbolic or metaphorical, and a certain amount that is comprehensible plot material. He simply varies the percentage of material in each category from piece to piece. Then he just sits back and laughs as people try to sort out which is which.

Mullholland Drive is such a great film precisely because he achieved the perfect mix of stuff in each category, and it's extremely difficult to sort out which is which. This gives rise to umpteen different interpretations and an endless fascination with trying to determine what it all means.
posted by mikeand1 at 11:23 AM on September 7 [4 favorites]


There's a wonderful interview with a Japanese guy where the questions are all different flavours of 'wtf' and Lynch calmly, kindly, even joyfully explains that he's not going to say.
posted by Sebmojo at 2:20 PM on September 7


it really fires off my 'pretentious intellectual' alarm when someone tries to explain drive or darko. really? reeally? you're convinced you grasped all of that? well enough to boil it down for me? hmmmm...now do 'ulysses'...
posted by j_curiouser at 2:58 PM on September 7


mulholland drive is the hollywood fever dream of naomi watts, who's done something terrible. Along the way other things happen, many of which are unexpected.

Darko is a closed time travel loop.

Ulysses is an elaborated entry in a daily planner.
posted by Sebmojo at 5:52 PM on September 7 [3 favorites]


do Infinite Jest pls
posted by yoHighness at 8:00 AM on September 8


IJ is wanking about tennis camp
posted by FatherDagon at 9:14 AM on September 8 [2 favorites]


Here's the interview (I think) Sebmojo mentioned upthread.
posted by cogat at 7:02 PM on September 8


Mulholland Drive - 'Rare footage from the set'; 'Unaired TV Pilot'.
posted by misteraitch at 1:15 AM on September 23


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