christopher_robin wrote:I just watched LOST HIGHWAY.
Lost Highway is the movie that I most like, or at least want to like. Robert Blake is creepy without acting and Patricia Arquette is.......Patricia Arquette. More than that though, I liked a lot of things about that movie. I haven't watched it in years.
It's really worth multiple viewings. Central puzzle aside, there are all these incredible set pieces--the murders, the party, the highway chase scenes--and amazing performances by Arquette, Pullman, and of course Blake.
Last filmed performances by Richard Pryor and Jack Nance.
More weird details, culled from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116922/trivia
* The house that Fred Madison lives in, along with most of the furniture in it, belongs to, and was designed by David Lynch .
* David Lynch said he has only recently (2002) realized what subconsciously inspired the film: the O.J. Simpson trial. He said that the trial was a major influence on his mind during the stage of writing this script, which deals with a man who killed his wife. Curiously enough, Lynch cast Robert Blake to play the Mystery Man, who is a major character in the film - years later, Blake would be put on trial for killing his own wife.
* Robert Loggia only appeared as Mr. Eddy because of his former desire to play Frank Booth in Blue Velvet (1986). He showed up for an audition, unaware that Dennis Hopper had already been cast, and proceeded to wait for three hours, growing increasingly agitated. Upon seeing Lynch and learning of Hopper's casting, Loggia proceeded to give an extremely profane rant, which remained in Lynch's head for years as what would eventually become Mr. Eddy's road rage scene. Loggia, years later, received a phone call from Lynch requesting his performance for this movie.
* Fred's detestation of camcorders (and the motive behind) is really David Lynch's own.
* David Lynch says that the first scene in the movie is based upon an incident in his own life, when, one morning, his intercom buzzed, and when he answered it a voice said 'Dick Laurant is dead'. When Lynch looked out the window, there was no-one outside.