It's a strange world.
Blue Velvet is a thriller from David Lynch that depicts the contrariness of two worlds that Jeffery is a part of - and torn apart from. The film is very ambivalent in the style that Lynch fans have come to love.
Director - David Lynch
Writer - David Lynch
Cast - Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, Hope Lange, Dean Stockwell, Brad Dourif, Jack Nance, George Dickerson, Priscilla Pointer, Jack Harvey and Frances Bay
1. Having the same balance between the macabre and the mundane found in the works of filmmaker David Lynch.
2. Referring to a certain quality of the works of film director David Lynch.
3. A film with the ability to keep me awake until 4 in the morning…
Who knew David Lynch could be accessible? Okay, that might be stretching the truth just a bit… but compared to the other films I've seen in this marathon so far, Blue Velvet feels a little bit more like a movie than his other "experiences" cleverly disguised as movies. This is still a Lynchian film, with the familiar alien-sounding score, beautifully composed shots, disturbing bouts of violence, and a skewed sense of what's real. I came out of it feeling like I understood a little bit of it instead of just SMH and muttering WTF over and over again.
In terms of the way the film looks and sounds, it's probably one of Lynch's best (I'll reserve judgment until I've seen…
I was told Blue Velvet is probably David Lynch's most straight forward film. Well I'd only seen Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, and Inland Empire before this, and compared to those it's fairly tame but it's still pretty fucking weird.
You can definitely tell it's a Lynch film. It just has that feel to it. The way it's shot, the music, and a creepy performance all things I've come to recognize as Lynch trademarks. It all works pretty well. The story is a bit strange, but not so strange it's hard to understand. The acting is all pretty good, but it's Hopper who stands out. He plays a pretty mental character and owns every scene he's in. I quite enjoyed his…
Plays like a Hitchcock film, if Hitchcock was possessed by a demonic incubus.
Lumberton is a peaceful north-west American town where firemen wave at you with cheery aplomb, the fences are perfectly white and the sky is as blue as you can find. A man hoses his perfectly-manicured garden, while his wife watches a detective drama. The hose is caught on a bush and the man falls to the ground in a violent seizure. The hose spurts on as his dog jumps aggressively around it. We travel underneath the lawn, where dark beetles scuttle sinisterly and noisily. This is the world of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, lovely on top, but wild at heart.
It follows the story of college student Jeffery Beaumont (a restrained yet almost-disturbed Kyle MacLachlan) who mysteriously finds an ear…
Surprisingly normal for a Lynch film, unless my own sense of normality has been warped since my first viewing. A peak behind the white picket fences of small town America with amazing performances from Hopper and Stockwell.
6/10. Couldn't quite bring myself to give it a 7. The continuity of the plot felt a little off, and overall it just felt like an average film.
There were a couple of films I felt took ideas from this one though. Burn After Reading was one of them.
Also could swear in one scene I could hear the TARDIS.
The most sublime poetry ever put on screen. The powerfully rendered theme of the internal co-existence of good and evil results in a witty, rich, dreamlike, morbidly absorbing, deeply unsettling film. Dennis Hopper is gripping and scary.
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I'LL FUCK ANYTHING THAT MOVES!
Lynch never disappoints. Complex and compelling story.