BlackLimousines


Limo of old couple

Threads: 
Just what IS going on in that limo?
- (blu-riven)
The Accident - (gabirol)
the car accident
- (woodlouse)
The car accident - (gandalf36)

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Meaning of the old couple
Clue #4: An accident is a terrible event...
What is this object beside the Limo? - (Bob Brooker)
Why doesn't Diane drive a car? - (jro)


Black limos - a symbol of death?

Though we never really know where (or if) the hit took place, if we assume that Diane felt as though her life had ended the night of the party, it's understandable that she'd convert the black limousine into a vehicle of death. After all, didn't it ferry her to her own "fate"?

TheModernWord


There are at least 3 different limos

  1. Crash siteAn older Lincoln that travels Mulholland Drive with Rita/Camilla in the beginning and with Diane to the pool party. Same sedan takes the Castigliane brothers to the meeting.

  2. An even older model Lincoln that is shown crashed off the road with the white Taurus. It is a Lincoln even if the detective calls it a "Caddy". The whole crash is surreal as two vehicles would never end up joined as they do. Maybe it has to do with the blonde/brunette thing (white car/black car) and switching cars has to do with switching identities etc. - (richdubbya)

  3. A newer Lincoln of the old couple at L.A. airport. Probably the same model is shown at Sierra Bonita with the woman in yellow dress. Visual echoes - Black limousine


Dualities

  • Rita (Camilla) and Diane ride the same limo, on the same place, and stop (apparently) at the same location.

  • The elderly couple ride a similar limo from LAX.

  • The Castigliane Bros have a similar limo too!!!

  • The lady in yellow at Sierra Bonita seems to leave in a black limo too.

  • Adam smashing the Castigliane Bros' limo echoes with the car crash at the beginning of the film.

  • Dialogue clue: "What are you doing? We don't stop here!" (Rita & Diane)

  • A white and black sedan crash into each other on Mulholland Dr. similar to blone Diane collides with brunette Camilla.


Trivia

Scene from "Beverly Hills Cop II"

Scene from "Traffic"

Scene from "Pay It Forward"

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

Traffic (2000)

Pay It Forward (2000)

     

Scene from "Mulholland Dr."

Scene from "Harsh Times"(2005) Scene from "Chuck" (2007-2012)

Mulholland Dr. (2001)

Harsh Times (2005)  

Chuck (2007-2012)

  • Real life connection: Princess Diana, killed in a car crash versus rivaless Camilla Parker Bowles Names in the movie

  • The limo that transports Rita/Camilla Rhodes has the license plate 2GAT123. "Gat" is slang for "gun" and it has some fun implications as a hit-limo.

  • The same California license plate also appears in Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), L.A. Story (1991), Go (1999), Traffic (2000), Pay It Forward (2000), Crazy/Beautiful (2001), She's No Angel (2001), National Security (2003), Two and a Half Men (2003), S.W.A.T. (2003), Harsh Times (2005) and TV show "Chuck" (2007-2012).
    Link: 2GAT123 on Wikipedia

  • "2GAT123" - 'gat' is a mobster's term for gun. This would suggest that the accident, as portrayed, is fiction.

  • Adam Kesher smashing the producers' car windshield in with a golf club is a reference to Jack Nicholson who once was known to have smashed someone's windshield with one of his golf clubs at a road rage incident in 1994. Nicholson's nickname is "Mulholland Man".