Music and Mirth
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.
Lost Highway is a 1996 American psychological thriller film with elements of neo-noir. Written and directed by David Lynch, the film stars Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty and Robert Loggia. Lynch co-wrote the screenplay with Barry Gifford, who also wrote the novel that served as the basis for Lynch's Wild at Heart (1990). The film features the last film appearances of Richard Pryor and Jack Nance, as well as the most recent film to date for Robert Blake.
Lynch conceived Lost Highway after the critical and commercial disappointment of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), a film adaptation and follow-up to the widely successful cult television series Twin Peaks, co-created and co-produced by Lynch. In tradition of most of Lynch's films, Lost Highway has a largely cryptic narrative. Despite receiving mixed reviews upon initial release, the film has now developed a cult following.
In 2003 the film was adapted into an opera.
t's best not to even try to understand or interpret any meaning to works like this by David Lynch...they're more works of art and expression than story..people are still trying to figure out the meaning Twin Peaks decades on... There's usually a supernatural element to Lynch's work which manifested in this film as the character with the white face..he explores a lot on the darker side of human nature and has a fascination with the criminal underworld and dangerous psychotic individuals..