Saturday, November 8, 2014

Week 7: The Cinematic Unconscious

This weeks films were Lost Highway, (a favourite of mine and my friends in high school), and Mulholland Drive by Lynch.  These have very interesting themes in them, as well as not real beginning or end from the story-line point of view.  They are circular in nature.  There is no real way, in my opinion, of explaining the movies properly, they just need to be watched.  The ridiculous sublime is an apt description of them, as Lynch seems to have very abstract ideas and images in mind when he makes movies.  There is some altruistic-like care factor in some of the supporting roles in the film, but they are always overshadowed by the 'can't-quite-put-your-finger-on-it-till-it's-too-late' evil characters, or the influence of Satan on the human soul.  I believe that this is trying to express humanities inherent bad-side coming out.  Here are some highlights of the films:

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