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11/24/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Visual Analysis

“She wore Blue Velvet”… with these inmortal lyrics and Bobby Vinton’s melody opens David Lynch’s 1986 neo-noir psychological thriller. The film follows Jeffrey (Kyle McLachlan) as he one day finds a severed human ear and takes it to the police, to the detective Williams (George Dickerson). The detective’s daughter, Sandy (Laura Dern) reaches out to Jeffrey and tells him details on the case, connecting it with a singer, Dorothy (Isabella Rossellini). Jeffrey and Sandy start surveiling Dorothy, which leads to Jeffrey witnessing from her closet how she is repeatedly abused by a mysterious and psychopathic man named Frank (Dennis Hopper). What follows is a dark and often bizarre thrill ride which stands among the director’s best works.

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08/11/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Blue Velvet

According to in interview with director David Lynch, this was a love story. And the whole voyeurism aspect of it was part of a recurring dream that he had, about sneaking into someones room and just, watching them. I have to admit, I have mixed feelings about this film. On the one hand, I applaud the creative aspect of it. I think Lynch took a lot of chances with this. But, I think a lot of films need some sort of doorway, some character that the average film goer can relate to/with. Sometimes that's just someone in a costume, like Batman, he's the hero, he's the person that we are supposed to identify with. Something like Pulp Fiction, the characters were just so engrossing, and really everyone was "bad." No one was "good, you couldn't help but be entertained by the...

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01/20/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Take a deep breath!!!!!

Beautiful, disturbing, suspenseful, hypnotic!

Wide eyed college student Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) returns to his hometown of Lumberton, North Carolina when his father falls ill of stroke. While walking home from the hospital, he discovers a severed decaying human ear in a vacant lot, and with the help of sweet-as-pie all-American girl, Sandy Williams (Laura Dern), the daughter of the town sheriff tracks that ear to the gloomy Lincoln Street apartment of a sultry, seductive singer Dorothy Vallens, who, as played by Isabella Rossellini, seems both terrified and turned on.

Jeffrey ends up drawn into Dorothy's bizarre world - a world where she is being repeatedly sexually abused by her husband and young child's kidnapper, Frank Booth, a nitrous oxide huffing sadist who has a st...

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07/06/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Blue Velvet" by Yojimbo

A young man from the small town of Lumberton stumbles upon a severed human ear and his curiosity leads him down the rabbit hole of violence and depravity surrounding a mysterious criminal known as Frank. Blue Velvet is David Lynch skilfully subverting the stereotypes of middle America in this reinterpretation of Film Noir transposed to its unseen, dark underbelly. The superficial gloss of the white picket fences and bonhomie of American suburban life disguises a nightmarish underworld of brutal crime and corruption which is discovered by fresh-faced Kyle MacLachlan and all-American high school girl Laura Dern and Lynch delights in peeling back the layers of respectability to expose the horrors the human animal is capable of. Dark, brooding and strange, it's not as oddball as some of his m...

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02/01/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Blue Velvet review

An erotic thriller that can be enjoyed in repeat viewings based on its film-noir style, enticing plot, menacing antagonist, background music and spectacular cinematography. One of the most accessible as well from Lynch coupled with a very ferociously creepy villain. Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) visits his father and detects an ear from a field. He meets-up with Police Detective John Williams (George Dickerson) to show the ear and converses with her daughter Sandy (Laura Dern). Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini) maybe connected to the ear according Sandy so she and Jeffrey investigate her apartment. Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper) does something sexually perverted to Dorothy.

The screenplay was noteworthy with quotes from the character: Jeffrey/Sandy – "It’s a strange world i...

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01/19/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Secret World of David Lynch

A film that only Lynch could've made, Blue Velvet is a surreal tale of the hidden world beneath the innocent facade of American life. Like all Lynch movies, Blue Velvet is about the unseen, the hidden, the unknown. However, this is the only film of his that truly explores every aspect of humanity. We are introduced to Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan), a young college student brought home to a town where not everything is peaceful as it seems. We are shown the terrifying underground controlled by the deranged Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper) and the people he controls, including the singer Dorothy Vallens, whose son Frank kidnapped. We are forced to look at the violent wretches that even the most innocent people can become when pushed to their limit. Although at first glance, the plot i...

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