Mulholland Drive Film Summary & Analysis

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Motifs

Living A Double Life

For most of the film, we see that Rita is living a double life. She doesn't know who she is, but she obviously has a past. Because of her situation, we are able to see her motives and feelings from an undisturbed viewpoint. Rita does not know why the accident occurred or who she is, but she lives a short life with Betty that brings them together.

Through this image of a double life, we see what Diane wanted in Camilla all along. In her fantasy, Diane pictures Camilla as Rita, the type of person that she wanted Camilla to be. However, Diane has recently discovered that Camilla will do whatever it takes to get ahead in her career, including leaving Diane behind. The double life of Rita allows the viewer to see the hopes and wishes of Diane as well as her...

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