Beautiful because it's weird

Constantin 2022-04-19 09:01:43

It looks like a ghost horror movie, but it is actually a psychological movie, but the feeling of horror when watching a movie is very touching.
Although the music at the beginning is moving, when the first shot of the movie came out, I felt an uncomfortable feeling, and the anxiety and psychedelic emotions of the leading actor made me deeply feel the movie. I think this movie shows something in the human heart, it really exists in our heart, but we don't usually have the environment that inspires it.
It looks a bit like a ghost story. I think the protagonist looks like a ghost from the Chinese legend of ghosts (the influence of "Descendants of Maoshan" recently), and the ghost is the mysterious one with a picture Mysterious man with scary face. In fact, ghost stories and psychological stories are the same thing. Ghosts are a spiritual body, not an entity, and the mind is also a spiritual body. They are actually the same. It's just that we don't know whether these spiritual bodies are self or non-self. In fact, spiritual bodies are inherently invisible, so we don't know where they come from.
Again, in the form of a dream, the protagonist in prison becomes another person. The application of dreams is used extensively in Mulholland Drive. Dreams make a story weird, weird, as if the logic doesn't make sense. In fact, we only need to use our senses, not our logic. Those are the stories in our hearts, which are inherently illogical.
About demons, they are in our hearts, but we can say no to them. The awakening of the devil is related to our living state, whether we are happy or not. Happiness is also a state of mind, we feel safe and happy, then we have enough strength to fight the devil. But if we don't feel happy, we're anxious, we're insecure, we're not happy, we don't have the strength to fight that stuff. This is also why I dare not watch horror movies alone when I am anxious.
I remember when I first went to college, I didn't think much about watching "The Grudge" by myself on holiday nights, but now I'm watching "The Wild Trail" in a room with a lot of people in the daytime, which is not a horror movie Movies feel scary. Because, I am not happy now, I feel insecure and unhappy. The pressure of schoolwork and the unbearable unbearableness that does not suit my interests make me often feel confused, anxious and meaningless. Such unhappiness is not enough to combat the dark side of psychology.

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Extended Reading
  • Herminio 2022-03-26 09:01:04

    It is said that David Lynch's films do not focus on the plot, but in fact he just likes to confuse dreams and imagination with reality, and he is very good at using Hitchcock's so-called "bomb theory" to keep throwing it at the audience. Under the suspense, this one is more difficult to understand than "Mulholland Drive", because the visual intuitiveness is also gone.

  • Jace 2022-04-23 07:01:44

    Lynch is the master who truly masters the psychology of fear. He knows how to make people crazy: to be mysterious enough, to be as incomprehensible and unknown as possible, to make space and time free from common sense and experience, and to make reason disappear completely. The lighting is really a must, except for the lightning and thunder that he used to express the style, the changes in the ratio of light and dark in the indoor scenes all contribute to the narrative tension. When we were tired of those "cracking Nolan"-like explanations, we found that being able to feel the pure mystery and powerlessness in the dark for 2 hours was so refreshing.

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]