"Lost highway" and a gorgeous non-mainstream hype

Robin 2022-04-19 09:01:43

I was just a freshman when I put the Lost highway down to the hard drive, and I was in my prime. At that time, I loved the party and the people, without a trace of ruffian, and took all the things with the title of "literary and art" that did not eat food as my greatest hobby. That is, at that time, a large number of so-called master works occupied my precious hard disk resources for a long time.
For some people, the time in the university always flashes quietly in the so-called busyness and nothing to do, and it is already coming to an end when I realize it. It seems that I happen to belong to this kind of person. Before writing this article, I cleaned my hard drive, and dragged this and other halo tomes that I haven't read for years into the recycle bin, Kusturica, Bergman, Fellini... I feel like I have left an era.
I went to a certain library on the weekend to attend a film noir lecture, and the film on it was Lost highway. Except for a few passionate scenes, I was sleepy and yawning most of the time. The male protagonist transforms back and forth in a nervous manner. When he is a musician, he can't handle his wife. After turning into a repairman, he has a great reputation... When I first saw it, I was shocked. I thought it was a typical Ah Q-style mental patient who relies on fantasy. The story of self-comfort to satisfy spiritual needs and ultimately failure, the whole story is full of mystery, showing the neurotic style that I am passionate about, and I deeply admire the ingenuity and profoundness of the director's conception. Looking at it again now, I feel that it is just a story of a typical Ah Q-style psychopath who relies on fantasies to comfort himself to satisfy his spiritual needs and ultimately fails.
Director David Lynch is a representative of contemporary American non-mainstream movies, and one of the so-called masters. He is known for his ability to direct black, chaotic, and weird themes. The "Dune" directed in 1984 was quite satisfactory but failed miserably. Perhaps this incident gave Mr. Lynch a great touch, so he resolutely returned to the non-mainstream route and directed "Blue Velvet", "My Heart is Wild" and "Lost Highway" one after another. "" "Mulholland Drive" and other weird and chaotic films have been well received and won awards. "Time" has been on the cover several times, and it is very well-known. You must know that Brother Chun only appeared on it once.
Mr. Lynch is well versed in the public's guessing psychology. The more he doesn't understand it, the more unpredictable he feels. Various deconstructions and disputes emerge one by one, and success is not far away. If you observe carefully, in the interview, no director or, more generally speaking, any artist will fully explain the meaning of his work, and the clever ones will even use mysteries to guide people to guess. A well-known domestic painter whose single work costs millions is a typical example. This kind of deceitful behavior in order to achieve the purpose of hype is called pretending to be 13 among today's young people. Of course, pretending to be 13 is also divided into superior and inferior, lack of skill will inevitably fail and be reviled by others. The recently released "Breathe" is an excellent counterexample. , Zheng Zhong pretended to be too much and smashed Uncle Ge's brand.
After the film was released, the handsome young man from Shanghai began to deconstruct everyone, and the protagonist had a sexual dysfunction in his mid-life crisis, so he began to live in fantasy and turned into another young and strong young man whose golden gun would never fall. In the fantasy, his wife became the woman of the gangster, so he cheated on her and eventually killed the gangster. The handsome young man said it was out of an Oedipus complex, that is, killing his father and marrying his mother, in order to To achieve the protagonist's need to restore male dignity, this point in psychology is in line with Freudian psychoanalysis. Once again, I was astonished. It turns out that this film has an ethical film aspect, and I am in awe of this young scholar from Shanghai. After the deconstruction, the scholars began to sign a book about the deconstruction of film noir on the spot, and everyone bought it enthusiastically. Just as I was touching my wallet, the other me in my head started to keep stopping me, and then I figured out that it was just another hype, a novel way to attract attention and sell books.
So I went out against the flow of people and went home and deleted most of the "classic" works.

Finally, as a digression, I had a very dark dream that night. I filled a pocket of instant noodles with water and raised a lot of tadpoles with sharp teeth, fed them garbage, and after a long time all the tadpoles suddenly suddenly It turned into a scallop without a shell, and the water became filthy. The shellless scallop was in it and rolled up and eaten the garbage. I pulled back the hand that was holding the bag, for fear that it would roll over and eat it. I dropped my finger, so the bag fell over and woke up. I analyzed this dream with psychology and concluded that Lao Tzu misses a woman. day.

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Lost Highway quotes

  • [Pete, disturbed by the saxophone music on a radio, switches the channels]

    Phil: What'd you change it for? I liked that.

    Pete Dayton: Well, I don't!

    Phil: I liked that.

  • Bill Dayton: The police called us today.

    Pete Dayton: What'd they want?

    Bill Dayton: They wanted to know if we had a chance to find out what happened to you the other night. And they wanted to know if you remembered anything.

    Pete Dayton: But... I don't remember anything. What'd you tell them?

    Bill Dayton: [after a long pause] We're not going to say anything about that night to the police.

    Candace Dayton: We saw you that night, Pete.

    Bill Dayton: You came home with your friend, Sheila.

    Pete Dayton: Sheila?

    Bill Dayton: Uh-huh. There was a man with you two.

    Pete Dayton: What is this? Why didn't you tell me anything? Who was the man?

    Bill Dayton: I've never seen him before in my life.

    Pete Dayton: What happened to me? Please Dad, if you know, tell me.

    [Bill and Candace sorrowfully look away from Pete]

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