Mulholland Drive

The first 3/4 of the film is just Naomi Watts' dream. The real life is the last 1/4, everyone in her dream (first 3/4) really exists but everyone has changed roles in her dream. Naomi Watts is Diane Selwyn. Laura Harring is Camilla Rhodes. Diane ordered a hit on Camilla because she was jealous of her success and her relationship with Adam. The hitman is the blonde-haired man and the bag of money was his payment. Diane's 'demons' attack her in real life and she shoots herself in the mouth, and the first 3/4 of the film is her dream before she dies. The body that they found on the bed in the dream world was her.

Dimitris Kleanthis

Continuity mistake: In the last shot of Adam beating the Castigliane brothers car with a golf club, we see a flock of birds fly from behind the car in a scare. It's impossible they've stayed there during the whole beating sequence and we don't see them land anywhere near the car during the sequence itself.

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Cowboy: There's sometimes a buggy. How many drivers does a buggy have?
Adam Kesher: One.
Cowboy: So, let's just say I'm driving this buggy. And, if you fix your attitude, you can ride along with me.

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Question: I think I've finally figured this movie out, but there's still something I haven't quite explained. For the duration of Diane's "dream/fantasy", there seems to be a recurring theme of pink: Exaggerated pink make-up, pink clothes, pink paint, etc. What, if any, is the purpose of this? Is it simply to further highlight the idealism and innocence of Diane's dream and past respectively?

Answer: Pink colour is sometimes associated with same-sex relationships (eg. the pink stripe on the Bisexual Pride flag is for homosexualism), and lesbian love is one of the main themes in the film. Anyway, David Lynch's imagery is perhaps a little too subtle to be reducible to a code of symbols.

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