– TODD MCGOWAN on melancholics
– TODD MCGOWAN on MULHOLLAND DRIVE
..Rita turns around and Betty should once again be in the shot, she is not there. As Betty and Rita reach the point at which the fantasy world intersects with the world of desire, Diane’s representative in her fantasy can no longer continue to exist.
– TODD MCGOWAN ON MULHOLLAND DRIVE
but we are quickly thrust into the world of desire, in which the woman who owns the apartment- Betty’s aunt in the fantasy-walks in; there is no trace of either Rita or Betty.
only by insisting on fantasy to the end can one arrive at the experience of silence.
– TODD MCGOWAN on Mulholland Drive
“[the perceived] command to enjoy is integral to how authority operates.” – (Todd McGowan | berfrois)
“neurosis … is a refusal to sacrifice the hope that the Other holds some ultimate enjoyment that the subject itself lacks.” – todd mcgowan