Mulholland Drive (film)

Mulholland Drive stylized onscreen as Mulholland Dr. is a 2001 American neonoir mystery film written and directed by David Lynch and starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, and Justin Theroux. It tells the story of an aspiring actress named Betty Elms Watts, newly arrived in Los Angeles, California, who meets and befriends an amnesic woman Harring hiding in an apartment that belongs to Elmss aunt. The story includes several other seemingly unrelated vignettes that eventually connect in various ways, as well as some surreal and darkly comic scenes and images that relate to the cryptic narrative.

The story may not be linear and exhibits several instances of temporal disruption. A darkhaired woman Harring escapes her own murder, surviving a car accident on Mulholland Drive. Injured and in shock, she descends into Los Angeles and sneaks into an apartment which an older, redheaded woman has just vacated. An aspiring actress named Betty Elms Watts arrives at the same apartment and finds the darkhaired woman confused, not knowing her own name. The darkhaired woman assumes the name Rita after seeing a poster for the film Gilda 1946, starring Rita Hayworth. To help Rita remember her identity, Betty looks in Ritas purse, where she finds a large amount of money and an unusual blue key.In a diner called Winkies, a man tells his companion about a nightmare in which he dreamt there was a horrible figure behind the diner. When they investigate, the figure appears, causing the man with the nightmare to collapse in fright. A Hollywood director named Adam Kesher Theroux has his film commandeered by apparent mobsters, who insist he cast an unknown actress named Camilla Rhodes Melissa George as the lead in his film. After he resists, he returns home to find his wife having an affair and is thrown out of his house. He later learns that his bank has closed his line of credit and he is broke. He agrees to meet a mysterious figure called The Cowboy, who urges him to cast Camilla Rhodes for his own good. Later, a bungling hit man Mark Pellegrino attempts to steal a book full of phone numbers and leaves three people dead. ........

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