19 March 2006

Dream Double Bill # 11 'That Obscure Object of Desire' and 'Lost Highway'

This week's double bill is on the theme of actresses and specifically how two directors and two films in particular to a certain extent 'play' with the viewer. First up is 'That Obscure Object of Desire' (1977) directed by Luis Bunuel in which the director uses two actresses to play the same roll. Followed by 'Lost Highway' (1997) directed by David Lynch in which the director uses the same actress to play two roles. Both films shared inspired casting and use of the actresses to excellent effect, further disorientating the viewer.

Wikipedia entry for 'That Obscure Object of Desire', link.
The City of Absurdity: David Lynch's Lost Highway, link.

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