Film - Lost Highway
Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty, Robert Loggia, Robert Blake,
Gary Busey, Richard Pryor and Natasha Gregson Wagner.
and directed by David Lynch.
Madison, a saxophonist, is accused under mysterious circumstances of murdering
his wife Renee. On death row, he inexplicably morphs into a young man named Pete
Dayton, leading a completely different life. When Pete is released, his and Fred's
paths begin to cross in a surreal, suspenseful web of intrigue, orchestrated by
a shady gangster boss named Dick Laurent.
Highway to Nowhere
Desson Howe - Washington Post, February 28, 1997
Lost Highway,David Lynch dabbles in spooky, chilly implication and a sort
of hip incoherence. There are pregnant, sustained silences between principals
Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette, a married couple to whom weird things are
about to happen.
an inexplicable murder; there are bizarre dreams, out-of-body experiences and
a gnomelike figure (played by Robert Blake) who seems to be orchestrating everything.
is a head scratcher, all right. And Lynch, who wrote this with Barry Gifford (who
wrote the novel Wild at Heart, which Lynch also adapted), doesn’t seem
hard pressed to explain it.
By Janet Maslin - New York Times, February
artists have to strain for the shock effects that leave a spectator haunted and
unnerved. Not David Lynch. The unnatural is second nature for Lynch, whose twisted,
libidinous imagery yields nightmare films of such strange and menacing flair.
At their evil best, which is also their worst, they leave you in no great hurry
to be alone in the dark.
like when you are sitting alone, you sometimes have the feeling that there are
different parts of you," Lynch has said, explaining the state of mind summoned
by his new film. "There are certain things that you can do, and there are
certain things that you would never do unless there was a part of you that took
reason either to see Lynch's coolly ominous, attention-getting Lost Highway
or to dial 911
Lynch used This Mortal Coil's version of Song to the Siren. Per
longstanding policy, the song does not appear on the Fontana/Interscope
to adult content, this clip has been edited from full length.
A longer version
of Song to the Siren by This Mortal Coil can be heard