Blue Velvet leaves a bruise

1 May


Blue Velvet is one of those rare films that change the way people understand cinema. Writer and director David Lynch takes audiences into a dark and mysterious place where rational people try to figure out an irrational world. Jeffery Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) finds a severed ear in a field and he brings it to the police, but to satisfy his curiosity he attempts to solve the crime on his own. His investigation will lead him to a lounge singer, Dorothy (Isabella Rossellini) who is part of a bizarre world of dangerous characters. Like a great poet, Lynch strikes a nerve, but he never gives audiences enough information to feel comfortable. He makes sure everyone remembers the film like a bruise left after a fight. Its dark blue color serves as a reminder of the struggle, but also as a rite of passage to something much greater.


Chuck’s Grade: A

Adam’s Grade: B+

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