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Mulholland Drive 2 – A sequel to David Lynch’s classic movie?

Posted by LiveFor on April 11, 2010

Can you believe it was 20 years ago that we got to have some damn fine coffee with Agent Cooper when Twin Peaks began? I lovedthat show and must pick up the second series.

I always love Lynch’s work even when it leaves me feeling totally confused. Inland Empire I am talking to you.

One of my favourite films of his was Mulholland Drive. That was the film that started life as a TV series, but the studios changed their mind and it became a feature film starring Naomi Watts and the lovely brunetter Laura Harring, and yes it did have that scene between the two of them. It also had a little blue box, Billy Ray Cyrus, a cowboy, weird smiling old people and so much more. My fave scene is when Naomi Watts is auditioning for a role – previously when rehearsing for it she was quite wooden but at the audition it is just mind blowing stuff. Go watch that film if you haven’t already and I think I’ll add it to the Live for Films movie club. May even do a poster redesign challenge for it.

Why the reason for this? Well the title of the post give is away.

Laura Harring tells PopcornBiz she met up with Lynch last week and that she believes a follow up to the 2001 classic is going to happen.

“I’m very sure it’s coming, it’s being born,” she said. “I cannot really tell you how I know.”

A suitably cryptic response for something involving Lynch.

If there was a sequel I’m not sure where it would take us and that’s half the fun.

Would you want a sequel to Mulholland Drive? What could happen in it? Where could it begin?

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New Yorker Film Festival: The 5 Scariest Movies Ever?

Posted by LiveFor on September 30, 2008

This from Boing Boing:

Ben Greenman of the New Yorker presents his list of the five scariest movies of all time. They are:

1. “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” Tobe Hooper (1974)

2. “The Silence of the Lambs,” Jonathan Demme (1991)

3. “The Body Snatcher,” Robert Wise (1945)

4. “Night of the Hunter,” Charles Laughton (1955)

5. “Mulholland Drive,” David Lynch (2001)

David Lynch is the master of the eerie, which has also been called the uncanny, and his strongest films successfully deliver shock-horror at the conclusion of scenes that are either comically mundane or traditionally suspenseful. The film’s signal moment comes in the Winkie’s scene, which uses a highly traditional location (a diner) and traditional suspense tricks (P.O.V. shots, menacing background music) as prelude to one horrible moment. One respondent to the in-office survey put it this way:

I have seen the movie many times, and every time my chest tightens up and it occurs to me that I might actually die.

The 5 Scariest Movies Ever?

Here’s the Mulholland Drive scene mentioned above and I must agree it cranks up the creeping horror as it moves on.

What do you think of the selection? What’s the scene from any movie that creeps you out the most?


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