Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Meeting people, then meeting their blog.

Forever, I've been writing this here blog/.plan as a way to air my thoughts and emotions, never really thinking about you people who are reading it.

I don't really read other people's blogs regularly, and now that I've started, I'm beginning to see people I know, especially new people I've met, in a whole new light.

Take for example one Bronwyn Jones. I work with this character at Apple on stuff that I won't really elaborate on. I've found her to be mellow, witty, and quick on her feet. She reminds me of Bonnie in so many ways it's eerie. It's as though they're twins (not sure which one is the evil one yet).

Reading her blog, found at bronwynjones.com, I really appreciate her sense of humor. The tone and language is so familiar and comfortable, it's as though I've known her for years. It's always weird having a window into people's thoughts and emotions, especially when you barely know them.

Anyway, time for work.

-s

2 comments:

  1. If you *really* want people to visit the blog you recommend, try spelling the URL right!

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  2. MULHOLLAND DRIVE EXPLAINED: (I saw your post from 2002 when I did a google search on the film...)
    THe beginning of the movie is 'real' - the limo getting hit, and the scene in the diner with the scary man at the back.
    The scene where you first see Betty is the beginning of the 'dream' (Diane's dream, who calls herself Betty in such dream). This dream lasts until the moment There are many hints up to this point that everything has been a dream - the major ones were: 1) at the beginning of the film, the two men in the diner find out that the 'scary' guy whom one of the pair believed to be controlling his dream really does exist; 2) at the scene in the darkened theatre with the singing lady, the stage guy claims several times that it is 'all an illusion' - Betty is bawling because she understands that the 'show' (her dream) is almost over; and 3)as soon as Rita puts the key in the box, the two ladies disappear, and we see that the 'aunt' is not in fact on a trip, but in her home and that the two ladies were never actually there - the blue box in not actually on her floor where Rita dropped it.

    When Rita puts the key into the square box, we are returned to 'reality' as it happened before the car crash. We see that 'Betty' is really 'Diane', and that 'Rita' is really an actress named 'Camilla'. Diane and Camilla had a love affair until the director with the black glasses stole the latter away from Diane. Diane then ordered the hit on Camilla, and as part of the deal the scary man at the back triggered her dream.
    Now we understand even more that it was a dream, because Diane got Camilla back, and the director with the black glasses (who stole Camilla away) lost everything. Also, we see that 'Cocoa' is really the director's mother, and not the landlady as she appeared in Diane's dream.
    The guy with the cowboy hat is significant, and is probably the dream master (is probably that scary man at the back of the diner from the beginning of the movie).

    After we see what had happened before Diane's dream, the movie switches back to real time - the Cowbow is waking up Diane. Now we understand that Diane has lost everything - her acting career, her lover, her self-respect - and hence we understand further why she would want this dream induced in the first place - a sort of twisted trip of what she wish she could have (remember in the dream she was a very good actor, but we later found out that the directors thought she was only mediocre). Basically, she freaks out, hallucinates, and kills herself because of the grief over losing everything, and over her crazy trip (the scary old people), which was probably a side effect of whatever the cowboy/scary man at the back of the diner gave her to induce her dream.
    I recommend you watch this film a second time, understanding that David Lynch is an awesome director, and that this film is not just a random series of images.
    You may also want to note that it was originally intended to be a tv mini-series but the networks wouldn't pick it up, probably because most people would not be able to understand it!

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