Deep Thought wrote:alreadygoneplaces wrote:Sherilyn wasn’t bad, but it felt like there was zero rapport between her and the guy who played Charlie. It felt like two actors who’d just met for the first time minutes earlier, and were running through their lines for the first time. Which may well have been the case. The dialogue seemed off- seeming focussed on obfuscation, while still managing to make the few moments of real exposition seem awkwardly forced.
In MD compare Betty arriving at the airport to Betty at her audition. Lynch can coax actors in drastically different directions according to what he is trying to evoke, and most of the time he is in touch with a deep understanding of human nature, as Mr. C would say. I have no doubt that the criticisms above you have about this scene are what Lynch was trying to accomplish. We've seen he is a master of "making it real" when he wants to. Whether you enjoyed the scene is a different matter of course.
As Robert Forster said on the red carpet about his role in MD, he didn’t know why Lynch kept telling him to talk more slowly in his scene, until years later when he realized his character was part of a dream.
Audrey is in a purgatory of sorts, so I would expect the dialog and pacing to be a little off. At least they were speaking forward!
Yeah, that worked well in Mulholland Drive, and the meaning of those scenes certainly took a new level on repeat viewing after taking in the whole picture. But they still worked for me the first time around enough to captivate me- it felt like a interesting stylisation, it made me wonder "hmm... what's not right about this...?". With this one, I didn't feel that- it just felt like a bona fide shaky scene. If it's revealed or later suggested that Audrey's scene didn't exactly take place in the real world, I'll be keen to revisit this, but I'm personally highly doubtful this will turn out to be the case. It wouldn't totally surprise me if this lack of rapport in the scene was intentional*, but I don't see how it's possible to be positive that it was- it's inevitable that some scenes in such a mammoth project filmed on such a short timeframe might miss the mark, and my suspicion is that this was one of them.
*And unless future events drastically force a reappraisal of the scene (which I also wouldn't rule out), knowing that it was intentional wouldn't improve my perception of it- perhaps, it might even have the opposite effect...
referendum wrote:@ alreadygoneplaces- Coordinates +2? What? Also, in the flashback, while Diane is memorising the numbers from the photo, she seems to mouth the word “co…ord..in..ates”. Huh?
^^^ a mnemonic.
I did think about this, but I'd be damned if I can figure out how it works. Any takers on that?