‘Lost Highway’ Movies On The Block

(7.20) Can’t get enough David Lynch? This week’s entry to Movies on the Block is the 1997 drama “Lost Highway” starring Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty, and Marilyn Manson.

After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.

Janet Maslin writing for the NYT,

”Lost Highway,” an elaborate hallucination that could never be mistaken for the work of anyone else, finds Mr. Lynch echoing the perversity of ”Blue Velvet,” the earlier film of his that this most closely resembles. Both films share an eerie, mocking tone and some of the same aural and visual vocabulary. (Foreboding sounds like a dull roar. Certain walls have a womblike reddish hue. Women excite a furious mix of lust and loathing. Drivers hurtle down the middle of dark roadways, racing along the yellow line.)

Music by Angelo Badalamenti.

Running time: 2 hours, 14 minutes. Rated R.

Sunset 8:15pm, Thursday, July 20, Grant’s Block, 260 Westminster Street, (directions)

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