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Oye, carnal

by Veronica Paredes

South Broadway's theaters are transformed into surreal, evocative settings in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, subtly shot to the point of becoming nearly imperceptible as their actual locations. While perhaps recognizably the exterior of the Palace Theatre building and interior of the Tower Theatre are used for the Club Silencio scene, the interior of the Tower Theatre again appears as the setting for the seedy downtown hotel, Park Hotel. Geno Silva plays both the emcee at Club Silencio and the manager at Park Hotel. Given little guidance for both roles, Silva inflects a Chicano accent that will go unnoticed by most of the film's viewers. Warning Adam Kesher (played by Justin Theroux) that shady characters are looking for him and have emptied his bank accounts, their encounter at Park Hotel is brief. However, the scene subtly references the Mexican American vernacular and cultures of Los Angeles.

Park Hotel in Mulholland Drive

Cookie (Geno Silva), manager of Park Hotel, lets Adam Kesher (Justin Theroux) know about shady characters that are looking for him. Offices in Tower Theatre were used as sets for this scene.

from Mulholland Drive (2001)
Creator: David Lynch
Distributor: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Posted by Veronica Paredes