Mulholland Drive A Glance

Thu Dec 17, 2009

Once you know the cancelled pilot backstory, it’s hard to deny the narrative logic of transformative fantasy; but what complicates matters, for me at least, is that the dinner party scene and the rest of the putatively real content shows a Camilla so cruel that the viewer is tempted to forgive contract murder. More likely is that the “real” content of the film originates with a fantasy of the waitress called Diane truly and Betty falsely, and her failed affair with the woman she switches apartments with. I’ve read a lot of Lynch scholarship lately, and if someone had advanced that interpretation without me realizing it, I apologize.