“Mulholland Drive”: The Best Movie About Movies

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. Mulholland Drive isn’t great because it invented surrealist cinema, but because of the surreal movies out there, it is one of the…