Daniel Corleone's Movie Review of Mulholland Drive

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Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/26/11

It starts with a car accident on Mulholland Drive involving a dark haired girl who tries to stay in an Apartment. Betty Elms (Naomi Watts) discovers her and tries to think she is Rita. A director named Adam Kesher (Justin Theroux) was influenced by the mob to get a girl they referred on his film. Rita and Betty becomes close. The Cowboy (Lafayette Montgomery) wakes up Diane Selwyn (played by Naomi Watts). Camilla Rhodes (Laura Elena Harring) invites Diane to a party where Adam and a girl kiss her. Diane does unthinkable acts because of her envy. A few noteworthy lines: Dan – “ I had a dream about this place.” Cowboy – “A man's attitude … a man's attitude goes some ways, the way his life will be.” Diane – “More than anything in this world.”

A film much like 2001: A Space Odyssey, it makes you ponder and think of the characters involved. You have an optimistic, persistent and talented Betty; Adam the arrogant, brash unfortunate Director who falls in love with his actress, Camilla the deceiving, insensitive cheat, the lost Rita and the deranged, obsessive, weak and depressed Diane. The ‘camera direction much like Hitchcock shows evidence and the manner of how the figures react to certain situations. A minor qualm I have is the length of how the film was portrayed when most of the story’s premise is in the middle and near the conclusion. Quite a pain to watch but the overall impact is worth it. Soundtrack brought life to its very depressing mood. The humor was likewise present in the early scenes and the colors used on the picture were relevant. This movie had various themes such as achieving your dreams, envy, fixation, attitude and morals. Mulholland Drive is an odd experience of 3 major characters that involves dream-like and nightmarish sequences to portray their flaws.

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