Floor Plan of Diane's Sierra Bonita Apt.

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I had to improvise on some areas because we never see them in the film. I am basing the layout on the flow of action that can be seen in instances such as Diane moving from the kitchen to the couch with her coffee, and the nasty old people chasing her to her bedroom. The scale is obviously not perfect because I couldn't get in to the real location and measure everything, but I think it gives a general idea of where things are.
Jan 20, 2003 7:33 PM
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woaw! excellent drawing.
i noticed u might be into architecture with the winkie's plan are you? (CAD program: vellum? archiCAD? ACAD?) i studied architecture also;)

ok here are my toughts:
did u draw it from Betty+Rita exploration to the corpse?
i had the feeling that they enter the bedroom from the "north" wall of the bedroom (so the bedroom north wall is aligned with the south wall of the corridor)
i suppose the bathroom's door is aligned with the corridor :confused:

and from the scene with the scary eldery, i though i saw a longer corridor that turns right angle to the right, then go futher to the bedroom door... but i am confused.:confused:

from "Diane wakes up and opens to DeRosa" we see Diane going straight to the entrance door, from the cardboxes (not between the couch and the kitchen!) i then thought the bedroom was behind the fireplace wall...:confused:

in another scene again (couch sex and red lampshade scene) i had the feeling that the red lampshade was sitting on the south wall of the living room (on the right of the fireplace) with a door going through this wall into a corridor or a room...:confused:

and finaly, where is Diane when the eldery couple sneaks in beneath the door? i thought she was sitting (on the couch), but facing the front door with the coffee table before her. maybe an armchair or another couch by the fireplace wall?

i dont remember the bathroom...

and maybe my memory is all wrong!

anyway the drawing is great ;)
Jan 20, 2003 8:11 PM
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Well, I don't know for sure what is happening in the corridor because those scenes are very dark and move by in a jerky fashion, so it's hard to follow. The corridor may do a twist to the right at the end, making the apt. a more irregular shape. That's entirely possible. But, I am quite positive that the layout of the living room and kitchen are accurate.
Diane is sitting on the couch when the old people come from under the door... she is seeing them in her mind's eye, she doesn't have to be facing the door. The reason I'm sure that the living room and kitchen layouts are correct is because I have scrutinized these scenes very carefully and made note of every detail - where everything is in relation to its surroundings.
The drawing is mostly based on the real-life scenes. I borrowed a bit from the dream to try and establish more clues about the possible layout. Again though, it was hard to follow the journey down the corridor because of the dim light and the jerky flow of motion. The dream scene was useful for determining which interior windows corresponded with the exterior windows.
The bathroom is seen in the dream (stinky corpse's apt.) with its door open to expose the corner of the bathroom sink, but in the reality sequence the corresponding door is closed.
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[QUOTE]Harry wrote: "from "Diane wakes up and opens to DeRosa" we see Diane going straight to the entrance door, from the cardboxes (not between the couch and the kitchen!) i then thought the bedroom was behind the fireplace wall..." [/QUOTE]
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Jan 21, 2003 1:27 AM
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[QUOTE]Harry wrote: "in another scene again (couch sex and red lampshade scene) i had the feeling that the red lampshade was sitting on the south wall of the living room (on the right of the fireplace) with a door going through this wall into a corridor or a room..."
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Jan 21, 2003 1:32 AM
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[QUOTE]Harry wrote: "where is Diane when the eldery couple sneaks in beneath the door? i thought she was sitting (on the couch), but facing the front door with the coffee table before her. maybe an armchair or another couch by the fireplace wall? "
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We see a close-up shot of Diane anxiously peering over her right shoulder in response to the spooky old people sounds. I should post that one too.
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In this last shot, you can see the same floor lamp in the background which is situated between the front door and the bay window in the living room. This means that as he runs down the corridor he is running in a straight line from that direction.
Jan 21, 2003 1:38 AM
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Betty and Rita are just entering corpse's bedroom.
I'm not too sure what's going on behind them, but it looks like it's the corridor stretching out all the way down to the living room/front door area.
It almost seems as if the doorway is slanted at a 45 degree angle.

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Jan 21, 2003 2:06 AM
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Here is another option for the location of the red lampshade.

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Jan 21, 2003 2:43 AM
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Woodlouse,

Thanks for the great stuff posted here, and for taking the time to do it.

Ps. Nice choice to use the word arse!













[QUOTE]Originally posted by woodlouse
Here is another option for the location of the red lampshade.

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Jan 21, 2003 6:32 AM
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For the record ;)

I will enter the formal question(s) that people should be expecting:

What evidence exists that the "red lampshade" phone table is in this, or any other apartment, that Diane Selwyn may have claimed legitimate occupancy to?

Is there any evidence except the edit-cut of her masturbating on the couch, suddenly turning her head left as if she heard a phone ring, followed by a scene of her answering the "red lampshade" phone wearing a different outfit? Doesn't David Lynch frequently have the sound cut precede the visual cut? Isn't it premature to conclude that the masturbation scene itself had a telephone ring and maybe Diane's head turned for some other reason?

Is there a "smoking gun" frame (puns unintended :rolleyes showing the "red lampshade" phone table during "Rita" & Betty's search through the apartment (or at any other time in the movie)? Is there a "blurry gun" scene?

Isn't the red lampshade on top of a tree-shaped lamp? Like a tree of knowledge--as in Adam & Eve? Isn't there less evidence for the "red lampshade" phone table being in Diane's apartment than any Holy Trinity theory? :rolleyes:

["OBJECTION! RELEVANCE??"] :mad:

Question withdrawn. ;)
Jan 21, 2003 9:10 AM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by woodlouse
Here is another option for the location of the red lampshade.[/QUOTE]

thanks for clearing out my misconceptions ;)
i was all wrong.
yes your livingroom/kitchen is perfect!
the mystery room too.

i like your suggestion for te red lampshade in the corridor.

dont we see any dours or corners in the corridor when Diane turn round and face off the eldery, before entering the bedroom?

also maybe u can figure it out with light enhancement on the shots from the "stinky corspe exploration" scene with Betty and Rita.
Jan 21, 2003 10:44 AM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by unc84steve
What evidence exists that the "red lampshade" phone table is in this, or any other apartment, that Diane Selwyn may have claimed legitimate occupancy to?

Is there any evidence except the edit-cut of her masturbating on the couch, suddenly turning her head left as if she heard a phone ring, followed by a scene of her answering the "red lampshade" phone wearing a different outfit?
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i think as well that the masturbation scene is interupted by something else than Camilla's phone call (different outift is obvious discontinuity). but it may be another phone call (maybe the one from the chain phone call! the one unanswered purposely, since she was "busy" ;) )

there is no evidence, or link, or clue, or continuity, left by Lynch to let us know that it takes place in Sierra Bonita.

althought, my best clue is: if Camilla calls her there and send the limo to a known address, it means Camilla knew Diane was staying there and could be joined at this number... so it implies that Diane was staying there (maybe an hotel room) but since Diane lives at Sierra bonita #17 before Camilla's break up and after the party, i dont see why Diane would live somewhere else in the meantime...

note: i cant explain but i dont believe Diane ever switched with DeRosa (or anybody else)

ultimately, to make this scene surreal (holy trinity/tree of knowledge symbolical place) is contradictory with the "reality" continuity of flashbacks...
Camilla calls : Diane goes to MD in the limo.
Jan 21, 2003 11:04 AM
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It's bigger than I was thinking!

How much does it cost to rent such a flat at Sierra Bonita?
Jan 21, 2003 11:07 AM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by gandalf36
It's bigger than I was thinking!

How much does it cost to rent such a flat at Sierra Bonita?
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Well, I don't know what the going rate is in the business these days, but I would imagine the rental on this apartment would result in Diane turning A LOT of tricks per month.

Which brings me to something else on my mind. I was pleasantly satisfied with the new placement of the red lampshade, because I think it adds to the theory of the possibile source of Diane's income.
It is by the location of a possible back door. Imagine if you will, Diane lets her clients in through this door, they put out their cigarettes in the ashtray beside the 'red light' (symbol of prostitution), and then proceed directly into Diane's boudoir.
Isn't that a glorious idea?! It thrills me to bits!!!!

Of course, it's all pure speculation...
Jan 21, 2003 1:12 PM
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Isn't there a thread somewhere on RT which shows that the front door of the dream #17 doesn't have the same moulding as the front door of the appartment in which Diane is living at the end of the film?
Jan 21, 2003 1:36 PM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by simon-piman
Isn't there a thread somewhere on RT which shows that the front door of the dream #17 doesn't have the same moulding as the front door of the appartment in which Diane is living at the end of the film? [/QUOTE]

Yes. But the layouts of the kitchen and dining room of both places are the same. I don't know about the hallway and position of the bedrooms - I'm currently working on analyzing them. The layout of the corpse's bedroom and Diane's bedroom is the same. In the corpse's bedroom is a closet to the right of the door, I didn't draw that into my diagram because we don't see it in Diane's room, but I assume there is probably a closet in the same place.
So far, the hallway in the chase scene is checking out perfectly with the floor plan. I am comparing doors as I go along. One thing I have been able to establish is that Diane's bedroom door is set at a 20 degree angle.
That's very bizarre.
Jan 21, 2003 1:55 PM
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This diagram shows the possibility of the red lampshade in this location. The door frame of the 2nd bedroom is visible to the left of the shot. The light streaming onto the wall is likely coming in from the bathroom window.
The source of the light on the other corridor wall: the mystery room has its door open and the light is filtering in through its windows.
We can also see the corner of the wall where the the corridor turns at a 90 degree angle. This means that when Diane enters the shot, she is entering from the direction of the living room.
*Please keep in mind that my drawing is not exactly to scale, and the perspective of the film capture is different because it was shot from the right hand side of the subject matter, causing a slight skewing.
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In this shot we can see all the doors going down the hallway.

1. Mystery room.
2. Bathroom.
3. Diane's room.
4. 2nd bedroom.


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This shot shows the same doors as above, but this time we get a good view of the corner where the corridor veers to the left - the location of the bathroom, and the possible location of the red lampshade and the back door.
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Is that a body bag hanging on the door?!
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