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Pick a scene, any scene

Postby blu » 15 Nov 2010

All

An idea that may stimulate a little debate/discussion, and perhaps an opportunity for you to look more closely at an area of the film that you may not have looked at before ... something that I tried on RT many moons ago and produced a few interesting ideas and new things noted.

It's also a little homework for you. ;-)

Sometime in the next week, pick a scene in Mulholland Dr, and go away and watch that individual scene a number of times. Completely out of context of the rest of the film, on it's own. It can be any scene that you want - large or small.

I want you to bring the scene you chose to the forum in a new thread, and tell us something about that scene that you have picked up on that you never noticed before. A thought about a character, the dialogue, how it is delivered, a camera movement, a prop ... anything. Let's see if we can find something of significance. Think of it as an exercise in observation and objectivity, perhaps.

So watch a couple of minutes of film, 7 or 8 times (whatever) and spend 10 minutes making a thread about it. Like the Moby Dick in the convertible scene or the changing luggages from Aunt Ruth's bedroom, see if you can find something along those lines.

If anyone needs any help with a piece of the film chopping out and hosted online to embed, or a couple of screencaps to illustrate something that they've picked up, no doubt I and others will be available to help.

As an aid, the rough unofficial chapter stops up on the main site follow here and may give you an idea for something to go at (the timings maybe slightly off on NTSC vs PAL, but it may be helpful in picking something).

01 00:00:00 Jitterbug contest
02 00:02:13 Main titles/Limo accident
03 00:06:42 Wandering Hollywood
04 00:08:51 Scene of the accident
05 00:10:13 Aunt Ruth departs
06 00:12:01 Monster dream at Winkie's
07 00:16:59 "The girl is still missing"
08 00:18:11 Betty at the airport
09 00:20:22 Coco and the mystery woman
10 00:25:14 "My name's Rita"
11 00:27:51 Adam meets the Castigliane Brothers
12 00:34:47 "Do you want us to shut everything down?"
13 00:36:35 The hitman and the famous black book
14 00:41:11 Rita's amnesia and the blue key
15 00:45:05 The hitman and the prostitute
16 00:46:02 Rita remembers something
17 00:46:45 "They fired everyone"
18 00:47:29 An accident on Mulholland Drive?
19 00:48:50 Adam goes home
20 00:52:29 Hiding the money
21 00:53:09 Anonymous call to the police
22 00:54:26 Coffee at Winkie's/ Diane
23 00:55:33 "It's strange to be calling yourself"
24 00:56:44 Big visitor to Adam's house
25 00:58:00 "They know where you are"
26 00:59:40 "You're broke"
27 01:02:07 "My name is Betty"/ "No it's not!"
28 01:04:50 The Cowboy
29 01:09:33 Rehearsal
30 01:11:02 Coco's suspicions
31 01:13:10 The audition
32 01:21:35 "We just get a little catty sometimes"
33 01:22:26 "Sixteen Reasons"
34 01:24:53 Camilla Rhodes/ The Sylvia North Story
35 01:27:42 Betty and Rita go to Diane's apartment
36 01:31:00 Apartment 12
37 01:32:44 "Guess you're not Diane Selwyn"/ Breaking in
38 01:36:46 Rita incognito
39 01:38:02 "You don't have to sleep on that couch"
40 01:42:11 "Go with me somewhere"
41 01:44:46 Club Silencio
42 01:48:06 Rebekah del Rio
43 01:52:53 Unlocking the blue box
44 01:56:19 "Hey pretty girl, time to wake up"
45 01:59.08 The blue key
46 02:00:00 "Camilla-- you've come back"
47 02:01:41 "We shouldn't do this anymore"
48 02:03:14 "It's him, isn't it?"
49 02:05:25 Masturbation and hallucination
50 02:06:51 Camilla calls/ Limo ride
51 02:09:25 Shortcut
52 02:10:54 A party Diane will never forget
53 02:12:33 "I always wanted to come here"
54 02:16:18 Meeting the hitman/ "This is the girl"
55 02:18:14 The Monster and the box
56 02:19:12 Screams and a gunshot
57 02:21:19 Camilla and Diane, together again
58 02:22:31 End credits

Happy hunting!

We game, yeh?

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Re: Pick a scene, any scene

Postby ctyankee » 16 Nov 2010

Sounds good. I'll take 'Betty at the Airport'

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Re: Pick a scene, any scene

Postby blu » 17 Nov 2010

I'm going to look at Adam arriving home. Roughly as the unofficial chapters have it.

Might be weekend before I get chance tho.

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Re: Pick a scene, any scene

Postby andthendougsaid » 17 Nov 2010

Haha, earlier today I just did look at Adam arriving home. I guess I should have claimed it. But I'll add on to your post if you want to go first and I have anything else to say!

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Re: Pick a scene, any scene

Postby blu » 18 Nov 2010

andthendougsaid wrote:Haha, earlier today I just did look at Adam arriving home. I guess I should have claimed it. But I'll add on to your post if you want to go first and I have anything else to say!

Take the scene. It's yours. :nod:

I'm going with Dan and Herb's walk round the back of Winkies.

*Gulp*

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Re: Pick a scene, any scene

Postby blu » 21 Nov 2010

andthendougsaid wrote:Haha, earlier today I just did look at Adam arriving home. I guess I should have claimed it. But I'll add on to your post if you want to go first and I have anything else to say!

Thanks for starting us off on this. :D

I'll keep an index of the threads that this exercise produces in here. I'm a day or two late with mine, but will have something up in the next day or two. Busier weekend than I anticipated.

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Re: Pick a scene, any scene

Postby blu » 24 Nov 2010

Updated index to those taking up the challenge

Adam Goes Home (andthendougsaid)
Big visitor to Adam's house (somethingbad)
Adam at Cookie's (marksman)
Dan and Herb Take a Walk (blu)


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