After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Still untarnished by the false promises of the rapacious film industry, the wide-eyed actress, Betty, sets foot on bustling, sun-kissed Hollywood. Brimming with hope, and eager to spread her wings and prove her worth, Betty moves in Aunt Ruth's expensive apartment, unbeknownst to her, however, that fate has other plans in store for her, setting the stage for life-altering experiences with the unexpected, the indecipherable, and the unknown. Now, in the centre of an elaborate labyrinth of half-truths, faded memories, unrequited loves, and dangerous encounters with the city's ugly face lies a strange key to a mysterious keyhole, an even stranger indigo-blue cube, the young director, Adam, and one cryptic woman: the amnesiac brunette and devilishly seductive car-crash survivor, Rita. But, time flies and Rita's opaque past demands answers. After all, both women deserve the truth. What is the secret of the serpentine, dream-crushing Mulholland Drive?Written by
The song sang by Rebekah Del Rio is a Spanish version of Roy Orbison's "Crying." Another one of Roy Orbison's songs, "In Dreams," was also used in director David Lynch's movie Blue Velvet (1986). See more »
When Betty arrives at LA she is walking out from the top level of LAX. Arrivals are at the bottom level, Departures are at the top. See more »
What are you doing? We don't stop here.
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The only time we see the full title spelled out is at the end of the end credits. During the opening credits, there is only a street sign that says "Mulholland Dr". See more »
The DVD and VHS versions of the film were self-censored by Lynch for sexual content. He had an additional blurring effect added to Laura Harring's crotch in the scene where she climbs into bed with 'Naomi Watts (I)'. The blurring was requested by David Lynch himself because he disapproved of nude pictures of Harring being distributed on the Internet. See more »
By Dave Cavanaugh
Performed by Milt Buckner
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
Used by permission of Beechwood Music Corp. See more »
A film you immediately want to watch again
Getting through David Lynch's catalogue and not all of his films have done it for me (or even been watchable for me). Mulholland Drive, though, was a mesmerising experience, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The fantastic third act revelations make rewatching it urgent!
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