Most of these so-called ďneo-noirsĒ that Iíve seen leave me unengaged, with There Will Be Blood, No Country For Old Men, Mystic River, Gone, Baby Gone and maybe a few others being exceptions. I just canít wrap my head around the fascination for Mulholland Drive, which I thought was a narrative jumble mixing two stories together that donít jell. Even Lynch cops out by not trying to explain to the viewing public what he had in mind. Itís like he just threw it all up on the screen and didnít care. I much prefer something like the loopy 1961 Edward Cahn directed film, When The Clock Strikes, totally unpretentious, with a narrative that was like some form of free association with a script updated every morning of the shoot, starring James Brown (best known for TVís The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin) and the curvy Merry Anders.