Lost Highway (1997)
After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.
Possibly the strangest film ever made.
The thing that's great about Lost Highway is there is no absolute
solution to the events in the film, everything about the film is open
to interpretation and after you watch it you either need to thing and
talk about it for a couple of hours or watch it again. In Mulholland
Drive, people say that it needs to be watched twice to be fully
understood. Lost highway needs to be watched about 3 or 4 time to be
slightly understood and will probably never be fully understood. All
the clues are there in the film but to include all of them to make
sense is very difficult. However it is very rewarding to try and find
out the meaning of Lost Highway.
Although it is described as a modern film-noir, it's more inspired by
Alfred Hitchcock. The use of music to increase the suspense of the film
is used a lot here and in many Hitchcock films such as Psycho. Even if
you cant work out what it is about, it is still a very tense thriller.
Final Score – 10/10