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Mulholland Drive

Posted: January 10th, 2002, by Marceline Smith

I went to see Mulholland Drive last night with Chris and his friend whose name I don’t want to spell wrongly. I really liked the film but the idea was initially supposed to be for a tv series and I think that’s the major flaw in the film. Everything happens too fast and it’s all a bit too condensed. There’s all these great characters that you don’t get introduced to properly and who only get maybe one proper scene before they disappear and they could have almost been the main character in the film. Even the actual main three characters you don’t feel you get to know much about them. I just felt that almost everything in the film could have been built up into something much longer and when it finished I was kind of expecting more. But other than that there’s some really beautifully shot bits and it’s intriguing and as long as you don’t struggle to keep hold of everything so you can feel clever when it all starts to tie together at the end then it’s really enjoyably odd and a bit scary.

Also nice to know that it takes 18 minutes to walk from the 13th Note to the GFT as long as you don’t mind tearing some ligaments.

When I got home I found a newly-delivered box of Careless Talk Costs Lives magazines sitting on my bed. It weighs an absolute ton and must have cost a fortune to post. I was too tired to think of opening it though so opinions will come later.

Marceline Smith

Marceline is the fierce, terrifying force behind diskant.net, laughing with disdain as she fires sharpened blades of sarcasm in all directions. Based in Scotland, her lexicon consists of words such as 'jings', 'aboot' and 'aye': our trained voice analysts are yet to decipher some of the relentless stream of genius uttered on a twenty-four hour basis. Marceline's hobbies include working too much and going out in bad weather.


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