Mulholland Drive (film) | Critical Review by Wendy Lesser

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Mulholland Drive (film).
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Critical Review by Wendy Lesser

SOURCE: Lesser, Wendy. “In Dreams Begin Responsibilities.” American Prospect 12, no. 20 (19 November 2001): 36-7.

In the following review, Lesser argues that the lack of narrative closure in Mulholland Drive leaves the viewer disappointed.

Many people will love Mulholland Drive, I am sure; and the fact that my admiration is mingled with profound annoyance perhaps says more about me than about the movie. It is David Lynch's best film since The Elephant Man (which remains, for me, the pinnacle of his achievement). It is better than the goofy Eraserhead and the creepy Blue Velvet, and far, far better than Lynch's terminally confused TV show Twin Peaks. It is so good that it raises unbelievably high expectations, which it then dashes to the ground in a display of bravura narcissism. “What? Me fulfill expectations? Who do you think...

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