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How did Fred Madison change into Pete Dayton in prison in Lost Highway?

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    IMHO this is unanswerable. Lynch has never explained the movie, and most likely never will, so all you'll get is an endless list of interpretations, e.g. italkyoubored.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/… . The screenplay has been published as a book but doesn't offer any explanation either AFAIK: amazon.com/Lost-Highway-David-Lynch/dp/0571191509
    – BCdotWEB
    Jul 11, 2016 at 12:24
  • I wondered this myself, but just assumed it was David Lynch being David Lynch. Jul 11, 2016 at 13:33
  • I've always seen it as a dream (same narrative as Mulholland Dr.): he goes to jail and dreams he could start it all over again younger, but reality seeps through the dream. He's in jail dreaming the whole time. The mysterious man symbolizes a taunt: death or waking up. Jul 12, 2016 at 15:24

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Bill had a very bad headache and ask for medicine in prison. He was suspicious about his wife and killed her.

After being arrested by police he psycologically transformed to a young good guy with pure heart in prison.

The camera man is Bill's instinct. This man is under high pressure within murdering his wife and psychologically transformed.

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