Thu, 18 Jul, 2024

 Mulholland Drive : 21st Century's Top Movie

By Sweekriti Gautam

David Lynch's mystery drama Mulholland drive has been named by BBC culture's critics' poll as the best film of the century so far. A poll by BBC culture of 177 film critics from 36 different countries aimed to find the best film of the recent memory. The resulting top 100 list has Mulholland drive at No:1  Wong Kar-wai's In the mood for love, There will be blood, Spirited Away and Richard Linklater's Boyhood. Mulholland drive is a 2001 American mystery film written and directed by David Lynch and starring Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Ann Milller and  Robert Forster. Betty(Watts) is staying in her aunt's apartment while she auditions for parts in movies. She meets Rita hiding in the apartment and decides to help her. Dark haired, doe eyed Rita( Laura Harring) had  stumbled down the Mulholland Drive after surviving a car accident. The accident had left her an amnesiac. David Lynch's is  known to direct weird movies. Mulholland drive is like a dream captured in the film. As the plot develops, it starts to become more confusing  but if you are watching it closely then it makes sense. Mulholland Drive originally planned as the TV show came in No:1. The film was described by the Guardian's  Peter Bradshaw as "creepy, fascinating, dreamily self-indulgent" as well as being "very enjoyable" .