Friday, January 25, 2008

Friday Movie Suggestions!!!

Sometimes I like to watch weird movies. You know, ones with odd camera angles, spaceships made out of paper plates, possibly with subtitles.

But the weirdest movies that I love to watch come from David Lynch. You maybe thinking, why does that name sound familiar? Because from the twisted mind of David Lynch we got such gems as Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, and one of the best, albeit, short lived TV series ever, Twin Peaks.

But the movie that really leaves me scratching my head is Mulholland Drive. Seriously, I couldn’t even give you a synopsis of this movie if I tried. Someone on put this up:

“A bright-eyed young actress travels to Hollywood, only to be ensnared in a dark conspiracy involving a woman who was nearly murdered, and now has amnesia because of a car crash. Eventually, both women are pulled into a psychotic illusion involving a dangerous blue box, a director named Adam Kesher, and the mysterious night club Silencio.”

Yeah, it doesn’t really help.

There are web pages dedicated to trying to figure out the plot/point of this movie. I saw it when it came out on video at the suggestion of a friend who knew I like David Lynch and could maybe figure it out for him. After nearly 6 years and actually owning the movie, I am no closer to having any idea what it is about.

But I love it. I think because I can’t figure it out. I like to think of this movie like a Magic Eye picture. I figure if I eventually stare at it long enough eventually I will see the “schooner”. (Get that movie reference???)

So if you can get past the random nudity, midgets, odd Spanish singing, and Naiomi Watts acting you might just leave with a new found respect for the work of David Lynch and the all consuming quest to figure out what he was trying to say!

The Office Scribe

P.S. If you can explain this movie, post a comment or send me an e-mail.


Black Coffee Drinker said...

Have you seen Memento? That's a good one to try and figure out.

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