Selwyn is a struggling actress in Hollywood. She moved to L.A. from
Deep River, Ontario after winning a Jitterbug competition that
inspired her to become an actress.
descend into the pillow at the start of the film from Diane Selwyn's
point-of-view. From now, until the moment we see her wake from the
bed, Diane is dreaming. She dreams that she is Betty, a fresh-faced
actress arriving in Hollywood. She dreams that Rita stumbles into
her apartment after an accident, having lost her memory. She dreams
that she wows the various assembled showbiz people at her
dream climaxes with the haunting Club Silencio, the disappearance of
Betty, and the opening of the blue cube back at Havenhurst.
knocking on the door awakes Diane from her bed, and she raises
herself from her slumber to answer the door. The scenes that follow
are intended to illustrate the breakdown of a relationship between
Diane and Camilla and subsequent mental collapse of Diane. Tricky
thing is that Lynch presents them to us in a non-linear style.
up to you to decide the chronological order
of these scenes,
but the crux of this interpretation is that it is inferred that
Diane hires a hitman to kill Camilla. So from this point of view,
the flashbacks can be seen as Diane's attempt to justify the murder
in her mind, and the dream as an attempt to re-live and re-imagine
Diane's life since her arrival in L.A.