," chirps Fred Madison
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
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.