Mullholland Dr Analysis

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The film that was chosen was “Mulholland Dr”. The film starts off with a female (Rita) being driven in a limousine, she

realizes that the driver is not going where they need to be going. The limo stops and the driver orders her to get out, and then pulls a

gun on her to attempt to murder her. At the same moment the car is hit head on by another car. Rita escapes death and stumbles into an

apartment complex where she sneaks into one of the apartments. Later the niece (Betty) of the apartment’s resident comes to stay

there, where she finds Rita. It is there where we find out that she has amnesia and does not know who she is. Betty befriends Rita to

help her find out who she is. There are other stories that are intertwined as well, there is a scene where there is a man and who appears

to be his shrink in a diner. The man tells the other about his dream about a man in the alley that is scary. The doctor takes the man to

the spot where they come to the scary individual, and then the man passes out. This scene does not reveal if the man died or not.

The way the film was shot, it felt like it was meant to be shot from the earlier times, and not the times when the film was

actually shot. There were a lot of extreme close-ups to give a more serious feel to it. Other shots that I felt were used to help the

viewer feel more part of the film, was a lot of point of view shots. The view has the chance to see what the character sees, from how

they see or feel what is going on. During the opening scene with Rita escaping, there was a lot of low-key lighting. This helped create

a very serious feeling about her trying to survive. Another use of the low-key lighting was the scene was Rita and Betty was making

love. It showed the intimacy of the two exploring they’re sexuality where it seems that it was new to the both of them.…...

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