Lost Highway script
Lost Highway (1997)
Synopsis: From this inventory of imagery, Lynch fashions two separate but intersecting stories, one about a jazz musician (Bill Pullman), tortured by the notion that his wife is having an affair, who suddenly finds himself accused of her murder. The other is a young mechanic (Balthazar Getty) drawn into a web of deceit by a temptress who is cheating on her gangster boyfriend. These two tales are linked by the fact that the women in both are played by the same actress (Patricia Arquette).

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EXT. CITY STREET - NIGHT

A blue neon sign reads: LUNA LOUNGE.

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INT. LUNA LOUNGE - NIGHT

Fred is on the bandstand. He takes a solo on his saxophone.

Fred plays hot, hard, neo-bop. The BAND wails madly behind

him. The PATRONS explode onto the dance floor, making it a

wild scene. Fred is a lion now, roaring away on his tenor,

driving everyone nuts.

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INT. LUNA LOUNGE - LATER

After the band quits to take a break, FEMALE FANS come onto

Fred, but he moves away, refusing their attentions.

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INT. LUNA LOUNGE - BACKSTAGE - LATER

Fred dials a pay phone.

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INT. THE MADISON HOUSE - NIGHT

We move through the empty living room - empty bedroom, etc.

The ringing telephone goes unanswered.

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INT. LUNA LOUNGE - BACKSTAGE - NIGHT

CLOSE UP ON FRED'S FACE as he listens to the ringing. Sweat

is still rolling off his face. His eyes are blank.

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EXT. THE MADISON HOUSE - NIGHT

Fred's car pulls up in the driveway in front of his house.

Fred gets out, and goes into the house carrying his music

case.

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Barry Gifford

Barry Gifford is an American author, poet, and screenwriter known for his distinctive mix of American landscapes and film noir- and Beat Generation-influenced literary madness. more…

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