The Cinedicate: Film & TV Podcast


#106 - Mulholland Drive - A Deep Dive into David Lynch's Freudian Fever Dream

Season 5, Ep. 6

On this episode of The Cinedicate, cinephiles, genre lovers, and fans of David Lynch sit down to discuss arguably Lynch's best works - Mulholland Drive.

Gathered around the cinematic roundtable, we dive deep into what makes this film the archetypical David Lynch film along with it's cultural impact. We also attempt to decipher what this film is all about from the more conventional theories to the more outlandish takes on the film.

Mulholland Drive is a dream-like film that centers around a beautiful dark-haired actress who survives a car crash and becomes an amnesiac. After stumbling across Los Angeles famous landmarks like Sunset Blvd, she comes across Betty. A Midwestern women who is trying to make a big break in Hollywood. As their relationship continues, not is all that it seems as the truth becomes apparent to both the characters and the viewer.


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#119 - Touch of Evil (1958) - Film Censorship in the 20th Century and Breaking Away From Traditional Storytelling

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