Wednesday, December 13

Bill Pullman Embarks on a 'lost Highway' (1997)

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Starring: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty, Robert Loggia, and Robert Blake, John Roselius, Louis Eppolito, , Michael Massee, Henry Rollins, and Jack Kehler.

Directed by: David Lynch.

Released: February 21st, 1997.

I’m trying to decide which film is more confusing – Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut” or David Lynch’s “Lost Highway”. At the moment, I would have to go with the latter. “Lost Highway” is a psychological movie that is filled with neo-noir, surrealistic elements, and one cryptic story that I am still trying to figure out. Without a doubt, this film sits right up there with Martin Scorcese’s 1985 flick “After Hours” and Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut”. But I think “Lost Highway” beats the both of them in the confusion department, hands down.

At first glance, the plot of “Lost Highway” deals with a saxophonist (Bill Pullman) who is somehow accused for murdering his drop dead gorgeous and (supposedly) unfaithful wife (Patricia Arquette). Notice how I used the word ‘somehow’ because, yes, this happens to be a very puzzling film and the way this false murder accusation goes down is one of the most bizarre sequences that I have ever seen.

But the fact of the matter is that there is more to the plot of “Lost Highway” than what meets the eye. A lot more. There are numerous unrelated scenes, images, bits and pieces in the film that eventually connect to one another in several different ways from Sunday.

Director David Lynch obviously left the meaning of the story events up to our own interpretations. The man has even went as far as declining to give us his own explanation for why he filmed “Lost Highway” in…  Read more


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