Melodramas that chill on love and broken-down friendships
An extremist director in an extremist movie, obsession, sexuality and violence reign here. A nightmare designed to be a mysterious thriller, an annoyingly suppressive puzzle, absurdly funny, and consistently great. Lynch is selling us crazy here. Simply drifting us towards an image orgy. We cannot be a biblical summary of the film’s story, it is infinite feelings, a game of invisible mirrors, lifeless, and yet the viewer is captivated, because Lynch is an artist enough to know that it does not matter what is important, but how he narrates it. Lynch was and still does what he wants and however he wants, regardless of criticism, awards, money, success, and even understanding. Commendable for being unfamiliar in American cinema … he is the freest artist.
* Mulholland Drive on Netflix starting October 1st
Scenes «Eye of the Duck»
“The duck is one of the most beautiful animals. And if you want to study ducks, then you will notice the following: The beak has a specific texture and a specific length. The head also has a clear shape. The beak is soft to the touch with fine detailing, somewhat reminiscent of the legs (the leg is softer). The body is large in size, smooth, and the structure is not fragmented. The main point around the duck is the eye and its anchorage. As if it takes the form of a gemstone, it is placed in the perfect position to show the jewel – specifically in the center of the head, close to the beak curve that straightens in front. But with this sufficient distance the eye is within its outer and isolated range. And when you’re working on a movie, you can realize the beak, the legs, the body, and everything, but this duck-eye, the perfect and sure sight, is the jewel, and if it’s here, it’s going to be very cool. It’s amazing indeed. ” (David Lynch / photo)
Two men sit down to eat, speaking politely. One talks about his dream, which is a nightmare in reality. And the other is listening. The first tells his nightmare about the evil man who appears standing in front of him behind the restaurant he is sitting in now. To prevent the nightmare from continuing, they go to verify the validity of the matter. At this moment, we cannot know what will happen next. There may be nothing and all of this is just illusions, but we know this guy is out there or here. When he raises his head from behind the walls, a moment of terror begins in our souls, which live in constant tension and loss throughout the film. This is the tipping point that Lynch is building in the first scene of the movie until its end. It causes us to feel terrified and wonder: Is all we see a dream or reality? Is what we are watching a movie? How can we get to the answer? Are we sure of everything that is happening in front of us? But do you remember the “duck eye” we talked about in the introduction? This scene from “Mulholland Road” is “The Eye of the Duck” … this eye that appeared at the right time and place.
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