Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I Can't Make A Fist
Well, we did pick up Barefoot In The Park the other day on our walk and there was a big sale and I held back on dvd purchases and only got two movies. They couldn't be more different from each other if I tried to get two extremes. The other movie is Mulholland Dr.
If you want to sound really pretentious or get a grant for making art just use the phrase "diametrically opposed" in your "artists statement" and you'll probably get the attention of some suit doling out money for art. Well these two movies are well, really different from each other.
You know those times when it's cold and you might as well stay indoors and watcha movie? You don't even want to go outside and rent a movie? Well, that was one day about four years ago, and my friend and I looked at the dvd collection. I thought, I'd like to re-watch Mulholland Dr. It's crazy as rat shit and maybe here in the house with othing else to do I will actually understand it this time. I crack to my friend, "you know David Lynch should have a manual come with his movies like helpful hints or how to watch my movies" And my friend kind of tolerated my attempt at humour and kind of laughed. I think I'm uproarously funny sometimes. So we dig out Mulhollland Dr. and I put the lights up on because I was really scared when I saw this movie in the theatre...no point being all creeped out in your own home, right? My buddy puts the dvd into the machine and I am looking at the dvd case. Inside there is just a photo of a street sign. I think well, maybe there are movie credits under this photo. I turn the liner picture around and dagnabbit...if there aren't a list of helpful hints on how to watch the movie!!! We died laughing, couldn't stop laughing.
When I bought the dvd Mulhollland Dr. the other day, we walked to the Irish pub, and I immediately opened the new dvd...and na da. Zip. Nothing. What a rip! So I e-mailed my buddy who had the dvd from a few years ago and he just sent me the list inside his copy of Mulholland Dr.
1. Pay particular attention in the beginning of the film: at least 2 clues are revealed before the credits.
2. Notice appearances of the red lampshade.
3. Can you hear the title of the film that Adam Kesher is auditioning actresses for? Is it mentioned again?
4. An accident is a terrible event... notice the location of the accident.
5. Who gives a key, and why?
6 Notice the robe, the ashtray, the coffee cup.
7. What is felt, realized and gathered at the club Silencio?
8. Did talent alone help Camilla?
9. Note the occurrences surrounding the man behind Winkies.
10. Where is Aunt Ruth?
11. What is in the trees that belongs in the ground?