Enrico wrote:I saw that "Sunset Blvd." was missing from the list. Come on! I know most here know of it, but that is a really important one. Both films use a famous Hollywood St. as practically a character in the film. And it is the only occurance I can find outside of MD where the actual abbrev. period shows up on the street sign, which also provides the opening titling in both films. And in both the fame and allure of Paramount Studios is prominent. And finally, the Gloria Swanson's old car (an Issota Fraschini) actually appears at the Paramount Studios gate in MD, just like it did in SB.
Enrico wrote:A second recommendation would be "Sylvia" which I just saw on Netflix instant play. This film really is "The Sylvia West Story." Beyond that, the connections to MD are modest, though it is a good film. Sylvia was an abused child with a horrible youth, who strives to become a wealthy socialite in California. She has a great work ethic and integrity, but her goals are kinda out-of-whack. It reminds me of the conversation between Adam and the Cowboy. The theme is philosophical, and initially I thought the Cowboy is suggesting a moral life with better goals. But instead, Adam is told to submit to the Cowboy's power. I think Lynch is playing with us, a bit.
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