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Re: Welcome to Club Silencio! Introduce yourself here!

PostPosted: 17 Oct 2013
by Siku
Bart

Your English seems good, can't you translate the essay yourself?

Anyway, I'm a native english speaker and would be very happy to proof read a word copy and return with changes tracked.


Blu

What about getting Xav's theory and essay up on the main site?

Re: Welcome to Club Silencio! Introduce yourself here!

PostPosted: 17 Oct 2013
by Erniesam
Thank you Blu and Siku.

I don't think it will be published. The "essay" isn't formally written. As I said, it's an impression of my discussion at the site Moviemeter. All I have done is written about the structure of the plot and the meaning of the symbolism, as I see it. I haven't used any references, although I've been inspired by many writings I've read and discussions I've had. Maybe I could turn it into a professional essay someday, but that will take some work.

As for the translation. I think I could translate it myself, although I've used many native slurs and specific usage of language inherent to Dutch. What I specifically mean is, that the style of language I used is very difficult to translate into any language. Just like English has it's own vocabulary and distinct phrases, so has Dutch it's own fair share. Maybe I will translate it someday, but not in the near future (I have other things to do, you know). Maybe I can upload it in Dutch, so anyone who is capable of reading Dutch can look into it or perhaps even translate it?

Well, as I said, don't get your hopes up Blu and Siku. It is a summary of a discussion I've had and my opinions change throughout the essay. I'm very pleased with my insights into the film, but I don't know if it is an enjoyable read (I still haven't got any reactions to my "explanation" of the movie on Moviemeter, so maybe it isn't all that or it's just too freaking long).

Apart from translating or uploading in Dutch, I can always throw snippets of my approach to MD around on this forum, can I? I've written about the neighbour / the roommate of Diane on this forum in a thread called De Rosa is the only character Anyway, I'd like to talk about the movie and share my thoughts with others. This way I can learn more about the movie myself. Also I think it's nice to hear what others think about MD. I guess this is indeed the place to be.

I don't think uploading the esay in Dutch is very helpful, so I guess I will have to translate it someday.

Re: Welcome to Club Silencio! Introduce yourself here!

PostPosted: 23 Oct 2013
by Siku
Shame not to be able to read it but keep the contributions coming Erniesam!

Just please no, "I know the truth but can't divulge just yet..." type comments! :whistle:

Re: Welcome to Club Silencio! Introduce yourself here!

PostPosted: 23 Oct 2013
by Erniesam
Well, who can ever claim to know the truth exactly?

Re: Welcome to Club Silencio! Introduce yourself here!

PostPosted: 06 Nov 2013
by zhangling
My name is Ling,hope to discuss Mulholland Dr. with people who love the film.

Re: Welcome to Club Silencio! Introduce yourself here!

PostPosted: 27 May 2015
by Coffee Cup
Hello,

Stumbled across Mulholland Drive about 5 years ago at my sisters house. I think it was on Netflix at the time. I ended up purchasing the DVD and have watched it countless times since then.

I've come up with a decent theory that basically explains most of what happens in the movie. One thing that never really gets resolved though is exactly who Adam Kesher is. Is he the director of The Sylvia North Story? No, it's Bob Brooker. So who exactly is Adam? It's not well defined other than he is a guy who takes Camilla away from Diane. Perhaps he is the lead male role in The Sylvia North Story.

Anyway, I will put my theory together and post it on the site soon. This is the basic idea though...

Diane Selwyn has a dream where everything that happened to her in reality also takes place, but the cause and effect of those events are different where it supplies her with a handy excuse that hides reality but allows everything to happen as it did in reality.

For example: In reality, Diane didn't get the lead role in The Sylvia North Story because Bob Brooker didn't think much of her. In the dream, she creates the Castigliani brothers as the excuse for why she didn't get the lead role. It wasn't the directors decision who gets that role; it was the brothers decision.

Get it? In both scenarios she doesn't get the part. It's the reason why that changes.

When we see the ashtray or the red lamp, Lynch is showing us reality, but not in the way that it actually happened.

I'll explain more later.

Re: Welcome to Club Silencio! Introduce yourself here!

PostPosted: 09 Jun 2015
by ctyankee
Welcome aboard Coffee Cup!

The idea that Diane dreams/fantasizes herself as Betty with the talent but without luck required in Hollywood is well discussed.

Re: Welcome to Club Silencio! Introduce yourself here!

PostPosted: 16 Jun 2015
by blu
Hello everyone, old and new, and apologies for being absent. Going to get caught up over the next few days.

Re: Welcome to Club Silencio! Introduce yourself here!

PostPosted: 04 Nov 2015
by UniqueAmI
Howdy Everyone,

My name is George and I've been a Lynch fan for quite some time. Twin Peaks is still my favorite TV show, it changed prime-time drama forever. Mulholland Drive is my favorite feature of his, mainly because of the theory of what actually.

You can spend a lifetime trying to figure this film out.

Re: Welcome to Club Silencio! Introduce yourself here!

PostPosted: 12 Feb 2017
by cdeck
Hello,
totally enraptured with Mulholland Drive from the gitgo.

Re: Welcome to Club Silencio! Introduce yourself here!

PostPosted: 18 Feb 2017
by Bob
Enjoy the journey, folks.