5 Theories That Help Explain David Lynch's Mulholland Drive
David Lynch fan or not whenever you watch any of his bizarre, confusing, twisted and beautifully shot films we are always left with the same question What the hell is going on? The 1977 surrealist body horror Eraserhead, the modern day 1986 film noir Blue Velvet with its constant symbolisms of incest, the utterly mystifying 1997 psychological thriller Lost Highway and the most famously eeriest and baffling of them all the 2001 Mulholland Drive. If you think that Mulholland Drive is just about a young wannabe Hollywood actress Betty Elms who finds a mysterious amnesic Rita who was involved in a car accident on the winding roads of Mulholland Drive, then Im afraid you and I have watched an entirely different film. The true synopsis of Mulholland Drive can really only be explained by different theories. However even then it is a futile attempt to describe the puzzling story that is Mulholland Drive. Bettys spiralling journey of searching for the true identity of Rita leads her to discover the bitterly dark and dream crushing land that is Los Angeles. A linear or nonlinear narrative who knows? Mulholland Drive can only be defined into three stages; detective mysteries story, the dream crushing fantasy and finally delusion and madness. BE WARNED SPOILER ALERT!!