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Lost Highway Movie Review Summary

Actors: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty, Robert Blake, Richard Pryor, Gary Busey, Robert Loggia

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David Lynch cowrote with Barry Gifford the screenplay of LOST HIGHWAY and directed it in 1997.
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California. Bill Pullman is a musician living with Patricia Arquette. Day after day, they are receiving video tapes showing the outside of their house and later the interior of the apartment. The last video tape shows the killing of Patricia Arquette by Bill Pullman. Bill is arrested and sentenced to death. Suffering from amnesia and severe headaches, he plunges into a long dream that will constitute the rest of the movie. He's imagining that he's Pete Dayton, a young man working in a garage, who falls in love with his murdered wife look-alike, Alice Wakefield. Alice is the mobster Robert Loggia's girlfriend and she soon proposes to Pete to run away with her. Pete will accidentally kill Andy, Alice's friend, for money and tries to escape from Robert Loggia's revenge.

A movie about guilt, obsession, dreams, film noir and so on. Just don't try to understand it the first time.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



Script Analysis of Lost Highway

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   spurned lover goes for revenge Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   stalker with romantic feelings for victim Brain/Body not working?    -   amnesia

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Desert?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison    -   resort/hotel    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt

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