There is far more to 'Blue Velvet' than meets the eye. You can't labelthisas drama, satire, or black comedy. It just doesn't work.<br><br>'Blue Velvet' is an example of our world's disarray. This film is VERYgenius in its portrayal. We see a hokey, innocent town that yields a darksecret.<br><br>The symbolism is great. White picket fences, waving fireman, hokeyacting,and a sunny day show the apparent innocence. But a stroke, black insects,acandle getting blown out, etc. show us something else.<br><br>I love how when we see the innocence, everything is hokey. The music,acting, dialogue... everything. But when the darkness appears, everythingbecomes serious. The script improves, the acting is better... everything.That's something that was missed by most viewers.<br><br>David Lynch is brilliant, but he also has a great sense of humor. Jokesaren't funny... absurdity is funny.<br><br>Lightness and darkness seemingly coexist in this lumber town... each intheir own place. When a curious fellow returns home, he disrupts thebalance and the two forces go to war. Yet, we don't really even knowwhichside he's on. I love how Jeffrey always wears black and white. I loveallthe symbology of this film.<br><br>If you haven't seen this yet, break away from the Hollywood cookie cuttermovies and prepare to have your mind challenged and entertained.<br><br>Makes a fun party movie, too. ;o)<br><br>10/10
Drama / Mystery
Drama / Mystery
College student Jeffrey Beaumont returns to his idyllic hometown of Lumberton to manage his father's hardware store while his father is hospitalized. Walking though a grassy meadow near the family home, Jeffrey finds a severed human ear. After an initial investigation, lead police Detective John Williams advises Jeffrey not to speak to anyone about the case as they investigate further. Detective Williams also tells Jeffrey that he cannot divulge any information about what the police know. Detective Williams' high school aged daughter, Sandy Williams, tells Jeffrey what she knows about the case from overhearing her father's private conversations on the matter: that it has to do with a nightclub singer named Dorothy Vallens, who lives in an older apartment building near the Beaumont home. His curiosity getting the better of him, Jeffrey, with Sandy's help, decides to find out more about the woman at the center of the case by breaking into Dorothy's apartment while he knows she's at work...
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