Quick-Thoughts: David Lynch’s Blue Velvet (1986)

2nd Viewing

“Here’s to your fuck. Cheers.” 

Kyle MacLachlan doing the chicken walk is the cutest s**t I’ve ever seen.

An absolute essential “death of innocence” movie with the tie of the narrative being nothing more than a love triangle between our main character Jeffrey, Dorothy who signifies man’s desire and result of sadism, and Sandy who signifies man’s desire and result of purity. I think it’s fair to say that it almost feels not like Jeffrey is discovering these desires in just the evil that surrounds him, but in his own developing self as an adult, someone who can choose to give into love or harm in his innate sexual gratifications, which luckily though leads to a happy ending of mindful decisions as he battles these inner demons of socially unwarranted sadomasochism, protecting the world from himself by doing so. It truly is a damn shame that this movie didn’t get nominated for best editing, music, and sound design, let alone at least one for Dennis Hopper’s maniac performance as cinema’s greatest infernal urge, all being revolutionary technicalities that set forth Lynch’s renewed style for decades to come.

Verdict: A

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“Blue Velvet” is now available to rent on Amazon Prime.

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