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Mulholland Drive is a surreal mystery film directed by David Lynch and released in 2001; it is famous for its story structure, which by showing us a stream of seemingly unrelated and sometimes contradictory events, seems to challenge the expectation that a movie must have a story. Of course, it is not the only movie to abandon story structure in favor of surrealism; examples of this can be found as early as 1929 with Dali’s An Andalusian Dog. …

Julia Rhodes

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