A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.
January 15, 1997
2 hours and 14 minutes (134 minutes)
Renee Madison / Alice Wakefield
Michael Shamus Wiles
Guard Johnny Mack
F. William Parker
Prison Official #1
Prison Official #2
Natasha Gregson Wagner
Mr. Eddy / Dick Lauren
Gilbert B. Combs
Tail Gate Driver
Porno Star #1
Porno Star #2
Visionary or random?
By Jack Anderson
on August 14, 2019
I am not able to make up my mind over Lost Highway.
From the start, the movie is having an excruciatingly slow pace. Is sit bad? Not really. Is it good? I’m not sure either.
Visually, the film is having the classic look from the 90’s, which to be honest I am not a huge fan. Of course, it would be totally stupid for me to judge a film based on its decade.
Is the movie bizarre for the sake of being bizarre, or is there a real meaning behind all of it? That's the entire point of talking about the film. Sure, this is obviously extremely fun to have to watch great images, naked women, gun, Rammstein music, but is there really a sense in all that?
Actually, beyond even a sense, does the imagery provide a cathartic sense to the audience? Not to me, at least. I don't care about understanding or not a movie. I care about the journey and I don't embark on any journey when watching Lost Highway.
I should probably watch the film a couple of more times and perhaps even more, in order to dig deeper and hopefully reach a more profound level. But for now, I must confess I do not like Lost Highway. Here, I said it.
I give it 4 out of 10. Average.
This is my favorite Lynch films, hands down.
First saw it in a theatre and the film's lighting was so weird and disorienting that at times you weren't sure if there was some weird exterior light source hitting the screen. Uber weird.
More twist and turns than the highway itself :P
For sure it's fun to try and nail down exactly what happened but IMHO it's a little more fun not to know - each time you rewatch it you might see/think/feel something different.
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