Just saw the movie last night, and thought I’d ask those of you who’ve seen it what you thought about it. My favorite character was the Cowboy; I was disappointed that he didn’t reappear (other than in the background) after his first scene.
Presumably, Diane/Betty and Camilla/Rita were the same characters. Towards the end, when Diane seemed to be calling out a hit on Camilla, this seemed to be what the first scene was referring to. Perhaps the Castigliane brothers insisted upon using Camilla in the movie to, in some way, save her life later in the movie (or perhaps it was earlier…the time seemed to loop).
I know, I know, no point in looking for rationality in a David Lynch movie, but we can try, no?
According to what I’ve read, Lynch originally developed this as a movie pilot, and as some have said, you can tell what parts of the movie were from the pilot, and what were added to make it a complete, single entity. Presumably the series would have revolved around (a) uncovering the identity of Rita, and (b) discovering what the shadowy organization (Castigliane brothers, the guy in the green room, etc.) were up to. Woulda been interesting to find out more about that.
So, anyone else care to weigh-in?