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Mulholland Drive Film Summary & Analysis

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Characters

Betty Elms/Diane Selwyn played by Naomi Watts

Description

Naomi Watts does an excellent job playing two overlapping characters in this film. Betty Elms is the first character we meet in the film. When we see Betty, we discover that she has just come to Hollywood to stay at her aunt's apartment and begin her acting career. Betty seems like a very innocent girl and settles in quickly. She meets Rita and begins helping Rita uncover the truth of her mysterious accident and identity.

One hour and fifty-six minutes into the movie, we finally meet Diane Selwyn, the true character in the film. All of the previous action with Betty has actually taken place as Diane is dreaming before she dies. Diane's world is reality. Diane is in love with Camilla, the Rita of the first part of the film, but Camilla has recently announced her engagement...

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