cutting on the action

photography and film – facts, ideas, values



o.k. admit it, you’re a fan but if asked to explain what’s going on you would stutter to a halt after about 1 min or three short paragraphs. First watching of course.

Life’s events witnessed can also be baffling too, sometimes irritatingly, at others amusing and strangely enlightening or encouraging in their incomprehensibility.

The classic flaneur half-heard conversations, en passant, are to me one of the greatest treasures. Even the, “And he said…” can have it’s pleasures. So, what did he say? If that’s your way, you’re already typing a dialogue.


Three-part handy Mulholland Dr. for Idiots from Will the Blogger, confessed Mulholland Dr. obsessive:

Mulholland Drive Explanation: Part 1

Mulholland Drive Explanation: Part 2 – In Dreams

Mulholland Drive Explanation: Part 3 – Loose Ends

Separated for your convenience.

September 24, 2015 Posted by | David Lynch, Mulholland Drive | , | Leave a comment


Film #81: Mulholland Dr.

A long 2008 post in filmicabilty with selection of stills and only the first two of 8 videos embedded still available

January 7, 2012 Posted by | David Lynch, Mulholland Dr. | | Leave a comment

FILM Film as an act of Love {by Sukhdev Sanhu}


Film as an act of Love

by Sukhdev Sandhu

Fifty years ago, François Truffaut’s Quatre cents coups
heralded a revolution in cinema. Sukhdev Sandhu salutes
a modern classic

NewStatesman 2 April 2009

April 15, 2009 Posted by | Antoine Doinel, Cahiers du cinéma, criticism, culture, film analysis, film directors, film editing, film narrative, film theory, film [its techniques], Truffaut | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment