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Mulholland?
This game released 2 years prior to Lynch's Mulholland Drive film.

So how did Suda get the idea to call an important place in his game "Mulholland"?
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maybe it was an anachronistic thing done by translators, maybe in japanese it was some cultural reference that was better translated like that?
FER Mar 31 @ 8:57pm 
Its not a word exclusive to the Davyd Lynch movie, but im not sure whats the intended meaning for its use in the game.
Originally posted by FER:
Its not a word exclusive to the Davyd Lynch movie, but im not sure whats the intended meaning for its use in the game.

Yes it's a famous Los Angeles drive with a great view. But what a coincidence...
Originally posted by wiregrind:
maybe it was an anachronistic thing done by translators, maybe in japanese it was some cultural reference that was better translated like that?

That's what I thought too!
In this case, it surely has been done with Suda51's approval. Too bad we can't know for sure.
It's called Mulholland in Japanese too.

He also put a place called "Lost Highway" in a game that released about 8 months after Lost Highway; of course, that one still has enough room to be intentional.
Last edited by Arale//Zero; May 9 @ 10:50pm
I'm bumping this because I think it's actually very possible that Mulholland was an intentional Lynch reference. The reason why is because the film was originally going to be a TV show, and they first started work on it in 1998. Then in 1999, it was dropped/cancelled - only two years after that did it come back as a film.

Now, you might think that it's unlikely for Suda to have known about an obscure upcoming TV pilot, but I point you to the club in this very game named "Ronnie Rockets". Ronnie Rocket is the name of an unproduced Lynch script; you'd have to be either a big fan or have been doing lots of research to know about that.

If Suda knew about Ronnie Rocket, I think it's more than reasonable to guess that he probably knew about Mulholland Drive as well.
Suda is Lynch fan, didn't you all knew it already? I wonder how is it were to be a Lynch fan in 90s with Japanese internets...
Last edited by Deep_wolf; Sep 23 @ 7:10pm
Originally posted by Arale//Zero:
I'm bumping this because I think it's actually very possible that Mulholland was an intentional Lynch reference. The reason why is because the film was originally going to be a TV show, and they first started work on it in 1998. Then in 1999, it was dropped/cancelled - only two years after that did it come back as a film.

Now, you might think that it's unlikely for Suda to have known about an obscure upcoming TV pilot, but I point you to the club in this very game named "Ronnie Rockets". Ronnie Rocket is the name of an unproduced Lynch script; you'd have to be either a big fan or have been doing lots of research to know about that.

If Suda knew about Ronnie Rocket, I think it's more than reasonable to guess that he probably knew about Mulholland Drive as well.

Lol, never expected to run into someone more into Suda and Lynch than I am.
No, I don't think it odd that Suda is interested in Lynch's work: actually, the reverse would surprise me.
Thanks for your info and elucidations.

And of course, it just COULD NOT be a coincidence.
Very very good choice for the smokeshop name, I'd say. It's where the deepest moments in the game take place.
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