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Lost Highway (1996)

Director:
David Lynch

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Mystery/Thriller/
Neo-noir

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Lost Highway

RUNNING TIME
134 minutes

Producer:
Nayar Deepak
Tom Sternberg
Mary Sweeney
Screenwriter:
David Lynch
Barry Gifford


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Fred Madison Bill Pullman
Renee Madison/Alice Wakefield Patricia Arquette
Pete Dayton Balthazar Getty
Mystery Man Robert Blake
Arnie Richard Pryor -
Bill Dayton Gary Busey -
Mr. Eddy-Dick Laurent Robert Loggia -

 

Kritikk

David Lynch's least narrative film (in competition with Eraserhead) will definitely disappoint all proponents for classic Hollywood storytelling. Lost Highway bases its premise not on narrative, but on lightning, compositions and insinuations. Unlike Wild at Heart, this is not a straight-forward story with hints of the surreal; it's a surreal story with hints of the straight-forward. Lynch has always been interested in the surreal, but in here it's become nastier and more destructive. For those who remember Wild at Heart: That same ominous atmosphere which filled Harry Dean Stanton's last scene in that movie is everywhere in Lost Highway. And although the world Lynch creates here is cryptic and to a large degree inaccessible, it's also alluring and psychologically fascinating, even if doesn't invite you in to the same degree that the best surrealist films do.

Copyright 25.3.1997 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: 16.03.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)