06
Oct
10

She wore Blue velvet

Blue velvet is the twisted brainchild of David Lynch (Twin peaks, Dune) and is considered by many to be his masterpiece. The film Stars Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini and Dennis Hopper in arguably his best on screen performance.  Blue velvet is set in a small quiet town where crime and evil are far form peoples minds, However after finding a severed human ear in a field, one young man named Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) digs beneath the surface and what he finds is the perverted world of blue velvet. Jeffery’s search soon leads him into harms way and into the hands of drug-addicted sadomasochist (Dennis Hopper). Jeffery must unravel the mystery he has been thrust into before it consumes him.

If you watch blue velvet and don’t feel uncomfortable then you need to see a professional. David Lynch does a masterful job of making the viewer’s skin crawl. The Dutch angle shots, the masochistic characters, and the out of place retro soundtrack just about every thing in this film is intentionally awkward. Lynch wants the viewer to feel uneasy and accomplishes this goal with flying colors. The film acts like a satire of small town sitcoms, and after watching blue velvet you will never be able to look at shows like the Brady Bunch again. Blue velvet is deeply disturbing, as a film critic I usually don’t steer away form perverse subject matter, but blue velvet flirts with that line. With that said the film is a masterpiece, both of direction and acting. Hoppers performance will haunt and mesmerize any one brave enough to keep their eyes open. I give the move a 4.5/5 but won’t be watching this one with my mother any time soon.

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1 Response to “She wore Blue velvet”


  1. 1 Nicole Triche
    October 9, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    You can do a Blue Velvet tour if you visit Wilmington where a lot of the movie was shot.


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