Lost Highway (David Lynch, 1997)
I think that Lost Highway starts out like other Lynch films I have seen. Strange things are happening, and I don't know what's going on. I think that Lynch is extremely effective at the beginning of this film at creating an ominous tone. The videotapes are disturbing, and Robert Blake's "Mystery Man" is downright creepy. The film started to lose me a bit when I got to the second half of the story, but with the re-introduction of Patricia Arquette, I was involved in the story again, well, to an extent. I never feel completely connected to his films, mainly because I am lost half of the time, which I think makes me feel a bit detached. That necessarily isn't a bad thing, it is just a different viewing experience for me than other films. And the ending...well, it's ambiguous and weird, I would expect nothing less.
Technically, I think the film is edited and lit extremely well. The whole thing is loud and frenetic, and I liked that. I think that both the score and the soundtrack are a perfect fit for the story. The updates of this Magic Moment and I Put a Spell on You added to the mood of the film.
I am glad that I finally watched I started it about a year ago, and was tired, and not in the mood to pay close attention to it, and I don't know if I ever would have watched it again if not for this bracket.
Tomorrow, thoughts on My Own Private Idaho and the verdict!