Movie Review: The Night of the Demon

Enid 2022-04-21 09:01:47

It's not that a director can't show his skills in his own films, but when he shows his skills too much, it becomes showy. David Lynch cuts the story to pieces, and keeps adding all kinds of stuff. In fact, it is not the director's success that people can't understand it. The key point is that after the audience can't understand it, it can still inspire people's desire to understand. In this regard, this chaotic film is better than the later "Hemu" directed by the same director. Landau is too far behind.

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

    David Lynch's image intuition needs further research, but the design of sound is obviously systematic. The sound field is always free from the inside and outside of the screen, and the image itself builds a sensory art that is separated and integrated: sound precedes action, while characters It always lags behind. In the burst of light and shadow evoked by the sound, the character's state (emotion) is always dominated by the sound, which changes with the volume and the distance of the sound source, and the tone of the paragraph is also adjusted accordingly. The almost sarcastic tone in the bizarre plot can always integrate/reshape it, and the chaotic events that are repeatedly stacked and devoured self-generate a paraphrase system in “dream-reality”, disrupting the internal order of the narrative. The annular structure is more of a self-solidifying closed loop for the image, and it does not need to be burdened by its genre stereotypes, but in itself, it is not impossible to regard it as a confusing variation of dream/reality. This film can be better evaluated by looking at other works of David Lynch.

  • Dante 2022-04-22 07:01:10

    The prototype of [Mulholland Drive], even the themes are similar, they are all love killings, and they all express the difficulties of reality through dreams and imagination. But obviously [Mulholland Drive] is more mellow and skilled, and the whole story is more coherent. Lynch has a pretty good taste in music

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]