Mulholland Drive (film)

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Mulholland Drive is a 2001 film by director David Lynch. It tells the story of Betty, a fledgling actress from Deep River, Ontario, and Rita, a girl with amnesia resulting from a freak car accident and their journey together.

Written and directed by David Lynch
A Love Story In The City Of Dreams


  • What are you doing? We don't stop here.
  • Silencio. No hay banda.


  • What are you doing? We don't stop here.

Adam Kesher[edit]

  • What picture? What are you talking about?
  • This is the girl.


  • Bondar: [at Club Silencio] No hay banda! There is no band. Il n'est pas de orquestra! This is all a tape-recording. No hay banda! And yet, we hear a band. If we want to hear a clarinette, listen. … It's all a tape. It is an illusion.
  • Cowboy: I want you to go back to work tomorrow. You were recasting the lead actress anyway. Audition many girls for the part. When you see the girl that was shown to you earlier today, you will say, "this is the girl". The rest of the cast can stay, that's up to you. But that lead girl is not up to you. Now, you will see me one more time if you do good. You will see me two more times if you do bad. Good night.
  • Cowboy: Hey, pretty girl, time to wake up.
  • Blue-Haired Lady: Silencio …


Dan: I just wanted to come here.
Herb: To Winkie's?
Dan: This Winkie's.
Herb: Okay, why this Winkie's?
Dan: It's kind of embarrassing.
Herb: Go ahead.
Dan: I had a dream about this place.
Herb: Oh, boy.
Dan: See what I mean?
Herb: Okay, so you had a dream about this place. Tell me.
Dan: Well, it's the second one I've had, but they're both the same. They start out that I'm in here, but it's not day or night. It's kind of half-night, you know? But it looks just like this, except for the light. And I'm scared like I can't tell you. Of all people, you're standing right over there, by that counter. You're in both dreams and you're scared. I get even more frightened when I see how afraid you are, and then I realize what it is. There's a man … in back of this place. He's the one who's doing it. I can see him through the wall. I can see his face. … I hope that I never see that face, ever, outside of a dream. … That's it.
Herb: So, you came to see if he's out there.
Dan: To get rid of this god-awful feeling.
Herb: Right, then.

Cowboy: A man's attitude … a man's attitude goes some ways, the way his life will be. Is that something you might agree with?
Adam Kesher: Sure.
Cowboy: Now, did you answer because that's what you thought I wanted to hear, or did you think about what I said and answer 'cause you truly believe that to be right?
Adam Kesher: I agree with what you said, truly.
Cowboy: What'd I say?
Adam Kesher: … That a man's attitude determines to a large extent how his life will be.
Cowboy: So since you agree, you must be a person who does not care about the good life.
Adam Kesher: How's that?
Cowboy: Well, stop for a little second and think about it. Can you do that for me?
Adam Kesher: [laughs] Okay, I'm thinking.
Cowboy: No, you're not thinking. You're too busy being a smart-aleck to be thinking. Now, I want you to think and stop being a smart-aleck. Can you try that for me?

Betty: [after kissing Rita] Have you ever done this before?
Rita: I don't know. Have you?

Betty: What are you doing? We don't stop here.
Driver: A surprise.

[Diane is about to give the hitman his money]
Hitman: Now, once you hand that over to me, it's a done deal. Are you sure you want this?
Diane: More than anything in this world.

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