"Dick Laurent is dead," chirps Fred Madison's intercom one day. After a quick scan of the outside of the house, Fred cannot identify the source of the message.

Thus begins Lost Highway, written and directed by David Lynch, known for his many cult films.

For the duration of the movie, the audience never quite understands the source of this message until the final scene, when Fred Madison passes his own house while escaping the police and utters the words into the outside intercom unit.

This ties together the beginning and end of the movie in a way that makes little sense upon first viewing (similar to most of Lynch's works). It does help to shed some light on the miraculous event which happens in prison during the middle of the film.


A similar technique is used by Pink Floyd (Or more specifically, by Roger Waters) on the album Pink Floyd: The Wall.

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