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Title: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: The Firecracker on February 09, 2009, 12:45:16 PM

pretty solid mystery movie with Dennis Hopper being the stand out performer who holds the movie together.
I can't imagine the role being very difficult to pull off (the two easiest performances for actors is to act crazy or angry and here Hopper does a combination of both) but he still manages to be very frightening which is what a villain should be.
As effective as Hopper's performance is I wish Lynch would have tightened the leash on him and made him do the version of the character he had in mind rather than what Dennis gave us.
Though Blue Velvet is the theme song, Roy Orbison's "In Dreams" is the unofficial theme to me as it seems to fit the overall creepy/dreamy feeling of the movie.

8/10


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: Whalestoe on February 09, 2009, 12:50:06 PM
pretty solid mystery movie with Dennis Hopper being the stand out performer who holds the movie together.
I can't imagine the role being very difficult to pull off (the two easiest performances for actors is to act crazy or angry and here Hopper does a combination of both) but he still manages to be very frightening which is what a villain should be.
As effective as Hopper's performance is I wish Lynch would have tightened the leash on him and made him do the version of the character he had in mind rather than what Dennis gave us.
Though Blue Velvet is the theme song, Roy Orbison's "In Dreams" is the unofficial theme to me as it seems to fit the overall creepy/dreamy feeling of the movie.

8/10

Glad you finally got around to seeing it! O0


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: Tuco the ugly on February 10, 2009, 01:23:48 PM
Almost completely ruined by the happy little bird in the end. All in all, far from great, but watchable because of Dennis Hopper (possibly his greatest performance up to date) and the frightening Lynch's vision of the hollow American province and it's distorted residents.

6.5 - 7.1 (max.)


The strange thing is that I used to like this movie, a lot.


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: T.H. on February 10, 2009, 01:26:46 PM
If you guys like BV, you'll probably dig Masumura's Blind Beast if you haven't seen it.


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: dave jenkins on February 10, 2009, 01:32:31 PM
the frightening Lynch's vision of the hollow American province and it's distorted residents.
These science fiction concepts do not resonate with me.


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: moviesceleton on February 10, 2009, 01:33:08 PM
Almost completely ruined by the happy little bird in the end.
I have a problem with the ending, too (otherwise I think this is a great movie). Can't really tell what to think of it. Of course I can't remember a happy little bird there 'cause I've seen it only once but I think you mean pretty much the same thing as me.

And Tuco, get an avatar! I can't talk to anybody with no face! ;D


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: moviesceleton on February 10, 2009, 01:45:18 PM
the frightening Lynch's vision of the hollow American province and it's distorted residents.
I don't think Lynch is trying to depict the hollow and empty American suburb á la Sam Mendes, if that was what you meant. He seems to be actually very fond of that world. Sure the postcard images in the beginning and the end are corny and meant to be humorous but I don't see them as satire or as a negative comment. I think it is more a case of "the evil is everywhere under the surface".


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: noodles_leone on February 10, 2009, 02:30:53 PM
Almost completely ruined by the happy little bird in the end.

Are you kiding? the "happy little bird" is great! it's eating a worm... it's not a regular happy little bird, it's ironlical, satirical, and somehow far more efficient than the cut ear in the grass... the ending definitly brings the movie to another league.
But I agree about the "all in all far from great" part of your comment :)


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: Tuco the ugly on February 10, 2009, 07:30:35 PM
These science fiction concepts do not resonate with me.

I was thinking more of something like ''The Hills Have Eyes'', so horror. The province = horror.


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: Tuco the ugly on February 10, 2009, 07:45:58 PM
I don't think Lynch is trying to depict the hollow and empty American suburb á la Sam Mendes, if that was what you meant. He seems to be actually very fond of that world. Sure the postcard images in the beginning and the end are corny and meant to be humorous but I don't see them as satire or as a negative comment. I think it is more a case of "the evil is everywhere under the surface".

No, this is the province we're talking about, not suburbia. It's not the same thing.


I think Lynch really was boiling out the ''little house with the orchard where happy people live'' myth. Only he did it in a more disguised way. He was kinda mean.


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: Tuco the ugly on February 10, 2009, 07:52:38 PM
Are you kiding? the "happy little bird" is great! it's eating a worm... it's not a regular happy little bird, it's ironlical, satirical, and somehow far more efficient than the cut ear in the grass... the ending definitly brings the movie to another league.

I forgot completely about the worm, but it still doesn't strike me, sorry. I think that was the time while Lynch was still believing there is something beautiful in the province (Missoula), so, there was the bird that ate the worm. Good beats evil, everything's great... although it's obviously rotten.

But I agree about the "all in all far from great" part of your comment :)

That's great, can I tell my friends? :D :)


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: noodles_leone on February 10, 2009, 09:41:23 PM
I forgot completely about the worm, but it still doesn't strike me, sorry. I think that was the time while Lynch was still believing there is something beautiful in the province (Missoula), so, there was the bird that ate the worm. Good beats evil, everything's great... although it's obviously rotten.

To me it's more: everything looks clean and cliché, but............. there is always something dirty hiding. I may be wrong but the fact that it is what is said in half of lynch's filmography makes me think i may be right...

That's great, can I tell my friends? :D :)

No way. I cannot let you use my name just to show you're someone important.


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: Tuco the ugly on February 10, 2009, 09:46:09 PM
Quote
To me it's more: everything looks clean and cliché, but............. there is always something dirty hiding. I may be wrong but the fact that it is what is said in half of lynch's filmography makes me think i may be right...

I agree with you. That's exactly what I said - he has a problem with it, he doesn't like it. All shine no substance.


Quote
No way. I cannot let you use my name just to show you're someone important.

Mean bastard.


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: noodles_leone on February 10, 2009, 09:50:39 PM
I agree with you. That's exactly what I said - he has a problem with it, he doesn't like it. All shine no substance.

Remember when you were young? you shone like the sun.

Mean bastard.

"basterd", please.




I guess that post in closer to SPAM than to a real post.



Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: Tuco the ugly on February 10, 2009, 09:56:39 PM
Remember when you were young? you shone like the sun.

Uhm, not anymore... :'(


"basterd", please.

Thanks.


I guess that post in closer to SPAM than to a real post.

Aren't all? But anyhow, it's OK, we haven't done it in a long time.


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: noodles_leone on February 10, 2009, 10:57:23 PM
Aren't all? But anyhow, it's OK, we haven't done it in a long time.

You're right, we've been very quiet lately.


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: moviesceleton on February 11, 2009, 01:16:26 AM
No, this is the province we're talking about, not suburbia. It's not the same thing.
My bad.


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: franksgrandson on March 19, 2009, 04:02:49 PM
My,My it's been a long time since I posted here.
Blue Velvet a real gem, just one of them little movies that often gets a watch from the old collection
Hopper is brillant.
But for me Rosselini steals this movie, so sexy in a ugly way and full of pain


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: noodles_leone on February 18, 2010, 02:58:12 PM
Blue Velvet - 6/10
Some brilliant Lynch moments, some terrible scenes and dialogues. Denis Hopper is great in it, of course over the top but that's what he's paid for. He's in most of the good scenes. Rosselini is quite good but never manages to make you really care about her character. Dale Cooper and Jurassic Girl are embarassing most of the time. Lynch's camerawork isn't at its best: we're pretty far from Muhlolland Drive or Lost Highway. All in all, the movie looks like an average rip-off of Twin Peaks.


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: noodles_leone on February 19, 2010, 04:59:42 AM
I had a feeling that those "bad dialogues" were intentionally corny. But with Lynch you never know when he's serious...

same here. However, and whatever their purpose is, it's a failure. Which is not the case in Twin Peaks where such corny dialogues take also place but effectively. No idea when/why it works or not.


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: titoli on February 19, 2010, 04:08:45 PM
Listening to Isabella Rossellini "sing" could be a thraumatizing experience. 


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986) Noir goes Bizarre
Post by: cigar joe on May 18, 2016, 06:45:27 AM
Blue Velvet (1986) Noir goes Bizarre

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Directed by David Lynch, written by David Lynch. The film stars Isabella Rossellini (Wild at Heart (1990)) as Dorothy Vallens, Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)) as Jeffrey Beaumont, Dennis Hopper (I Died a Thousand Times (1955), Naked City TV Series (1958–1963), The American Friend (1977), Red Rock West (1993), True Romance (1993)) as Frank Booth, Laura Dern as Sandy Williams, Hope Lange as Mrs. Williams, Dean Stockwell (The Arnelo Affair (1947), Compulsion (1959), Johnny Staccato TV Series (1959– ), Paris, Texas (1984), To Live And Die In L.A. (1985)) as Ben, George Dickerson (Cutter's Way (1981), After Dark, My Sweet (1990)) as Detective John Williams, Ken Stovitz as Mike, Brad Dourif as Raymond, Jack Nance (Hammett (1982), Barfly (1987), Wild at Heart (1990), The Hot Spot (1990), Lost Highway (1997)) as Paul, and Fred Pickler as Yellow Man.

Cinematography by Frederick Elmes (Eraserhead (1977), Wild at Heart (1990)), Music by Angelo Badalamenti (Wild at Heart (1990), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), Lost Highway (1997) ), Production Design by Patricia Norris Set Decoration by Edward 'Tantar' LeViseur.

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Suburbia. Classic Hollywood ideal. White picket fence. Perfect. A sky bluer than blue. Bright red roses. A hyper real technicolor dreamland. Then the real. A neighborhood. Vibes mom. Vibes apple pie. We zoom.. Grass. Closer. A miniature jungle. Closer. Bugville. Swarming. Ferocious. Vicious. Omnivores. Bug eat bug. Caos. Surreal.

Blue Velvet's premise is based on The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. These were fictional characters who appeared in various mystery books for children and teens. The characters were conceived in 1926 for the Hardy's and 1930 for Nancy Drew, by Edward Stratemeyer for the Stratemeyer Syndicate. The syndicate paid ghostwriters to write the stories. The Hardy Boys' stories are often linked to the various cases their detective father is assigned to.. He sometimes asks them for help, while at other times they stumble upon the bad guys and clues that are connected to his cases. Nancy on the other hand was the daughter of an attorney and similarly her cases consist of those which she stumbles upon and some of which begin as cases of her father's.

It's through the relative innocence of the films amateur detectives that we enter bizarro world. But just don't think of Blue Velvet as The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew go to Noirsville. They go to
N O I R S V I L L E !!!!

Jeffrey Beaumont (MacLachlan). A Dexter. Neat. Preppy. Boy Scout Type. Back home in Lumberton. The old man had a stroke. He has to run the store. Hardware. He schleps hoses. He mixes paints. He goes to visit the old man. Pop looks f-ed up.  All wires and tubes. Jeffrey is bummed. He takes a shortcut back. An empty lot. A trash dump. He throws rocks at a bottle. Misses. Looking for more rocks, whoah!, WTF! It's an EAR. A frickin' EAR! Molding green and crawling with ants. Jeff just found a one way ticket to the dark side.

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Jeff's small time average life is now thrust into the middle of a mystery. He's jacked. He bags it. He tags it. He takes it to Detective Williams (Dickerson) the neighborhood cop. Williams is cool. They get along. The Morgue. Coroner. He thinks it's off a live one. Cutoff with scissors. Nice. Clues. Later that night Jeffrey visits the Williams'. He meets Sandy (Dern). The daughter. Homegirl. Blond. Cute. She's cool. She knows about the ear. Her bedroom is over dad's den. She hears things. Confidential Hush-hush stuff. She's Jazzed. Leanin' gal pal. Jeffrey's amped.

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Our Boy & Girl detectives, discussing the "ear" case

Sandy spills. Names names. Connect the dots. Cops suspicious. Dorothy Vallens (Rossellini). Torch singer. Nightclub. The Slow Club. Wrong side of the tracks. Lives on Lincoln. Deep Water Apartments. Bad news. Dark side.

Jeffrey gets brainstorm. Grab a bug sprayer from hardware. Get overalls. Pose as exterminator. Get into Dorothy's apartment. Open window. Come back nighttime. While she is at the club. While she does her set. Snoop. Find more clues. Sandy will act as decoy to distract Dorothy. Sounds easy. Sounds cake.

Jeffrey gets into Dorothy's apartment. She bought the bug con. Jeffrey sprays. A knock at the door distracts Dorothy. It's a man dressed in a yellow jacket. Jeffrey calls him the Yellow Man. Jeffrey finds a spare key. Forget the window he'll go in by the door. Jeffrey and Sandy plan. They go to The Slow Club. They drink a couple of Heineken. They watch Dorothy. She does her Blue Lady schtick. She's slightly off key It's all a bit off. But she's mesmerising. The crowd loves her. It works.

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Dorothy The Blue Lady singing Blue Velvet

Jeffrey and Sandy bounce. They drive to The Deep Water. Jeffrey heads upstairs. Sandy will act as lookout. Honk car horn four times as warning. Sounds easy. Sounds cake.

Jeffrey is in. He wants to snoop. But he has to pee. Heineken. Dorothy drives up outside. She's early. Sandy Honks. Jeffrey flushes. He doesn't hear the horn. He starts to snoop. Key goes in lock. Lights switch on. Dorothy is home. Jeffrey is screwed. Closet is close. Hide.

Jeffrey sweats. Closet doors have louvers. Jeffrey looks. Dorothy strips off dress. Jeffrey has KINK. Jeffrey PEEPS.

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Dorothy gets call. She gets anxious. She drops to her knees and retrieves a framed photograph hidden under her sofa. She looks at it. She puts it back. She goes to her bathroom. She gets naked. Comes back wearing towel. Goes to closet. Opens left side door. Gets her blue velvet robe. She doesn't see Jeffrey.

Dorothy sits down on her sofa. Jeffrey shifts his position and something falls in the closet. Dorothy hears the noise. She's frightened. She darts to the kitchen. Jeffrey SWEATS. She grabs butcher knife. Jeffrey is SHOOK.

Dorothy flings open right side door. Jeffery! 8 inch butcher knife LOOMS. Dorothy looks CRAZED. Jeffrey's SCREWED. She orders him OUT! She ORDERS him down on his knees.

Dorothy Vallens: What's your name?
Jeffrey Beaumont: Jeffrey
Dorothy Vallens: Jeffrey what?
Jeffrey Beaumont: Jeffrey Nothing.

She demands his wallet. Reads his name. Jeffrey Beaumont.

Continued....


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: cigar joe on May 18, 2016, 06:46:23 AM
continuing...

Dorothy Vallens: What are you doing in my closet, Jeffrey Beaumont?

Jeffrey stammers that he came to look. Dorothy thinks he's a voyeur. She asks him what did he see? He tells her. She tells him to take off his clothes.

Dorothy Vallens: I want to see you.

Jeffrey hesitates. He's CORNERED. She JABS the knife towards his face. She nicks his cheek. You don't argue with a CRAZY woman. You don't argue with 8 INCHES. Jeffrey strips. He's down to his boxers. She makes him stand. She tells him to come closer. She pulls down his boxers. Jeffery's EXPOSED. The moment of truth. Is this the END of Jeffery? Is it GOOD-BYE to the baloney pony?

No, it goes TWISTED. It goes NOIRSVILLE. Dorothy begins to FELLATE Jeffery. Jeffery is STUNNED. Jeffery LIKES IT. Jeffery has KINK. He looks down at Dorothy. She still holds knife. Dorothy yells "don't look at me".  She orders him to the sofa. She climbs astride him. There is a loud knock at her door. Dorothy PANICS. She makes Jeffery Hide in the closet. She unlocks her door and lets in Frank.

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The genius of Blue Velvet is that just when you think that it can't get any weirder than this IT DOES. Dorothy gets a wooden chair and places it facing the sofa.

Frank Booth (Hopper) has got to be one of the most bizarre villains to ever grace a movie screen. He STRUTS into the living room. He goes through this ritual of degradation with Dorothy. She sits in the chair facing Frank on the sofa. He orders her to OPEN her robe. He orders her to SPREAD her legs. He tells her to "Let me SEE it".

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It's Daddy, you shithead!

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Frank gets on his knees in front of Dorothy. He pulls a gas mask from his inside jacket pocket. He inhales deeply. Frank is a NUT JOB. Frank's got some SCREWS LOOSE. Frank is seriously DERANGED.

Frank Booth: Baby wants to fuck! Baby wants to fuck Blue Velvet!
Frank Booth: Don't you fucking look at me!

Dorothy puts a piece of her blue velvet robe in his mouth. Frank goes manic. He WHIMPERS. He MOANS. He calls her MOMMY. He tells her DADDY wants to FUCK. He starts fisting Dorothy viciously. He pulls her off the chair to the floor. He rapes her. It's over quick. He's orgasmic and in a rage simultaneously.  He takes off leaving Dorothy on the floor.

Jeffrey emerges. He consoles Dorothy. She's grateful. He wants to call the police. Dorothy FREAKS. No police. Frank has a hold on her. He has her husband and child hostage. She does what Frank wants. Desperate Dorothy tries to seduce Jeffrey again. She want him to HIT her. She's a masochist. Jeffrey says NO. She tells him to leave. Jeffrey starts to leave , she tells him to STAY. Dorothy is not playing with a full deck either. She's wound a bit too tight.

The next day Jeffrey tells Sandy what happened omitting his sexual encounter. He asks Sandy "Why are their people like Frank?" He goes back to The Slow Club with Sandy and watches Dorothy again. He spots Frank. Watching. He has his crew. Paul (Jack Nance) a space cadet, Raymond (Brad Dourif) a yes man, and bead bedecked Mike.

Jeffrey tells Sandy that he will tail them. Jeffrey waits in car. He follows to Frank's apartment. Jeffrey spends the next few days shadowing Frank around taking candid photos of his associates. One of them is The Yellow Man. He reports his findings to Sandy.

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Jeffrey under Dorothy's spell

But Jeffrey's got a serious kink now. Dorothy has a hook in him. He's under her SPELL. He has to go back. He has to SEE her. He does. They have sex. She wants him to hit her. He won't. She PUSHES. He gets PISSED. He hits her. He's horrified. She's orgasmic.

Leaving her apartment after their tryst. Jeffry runs into Frank and his dimwit crew out in the hall. Dorothy tells Frank that Jeffrey is a neighbor. Frank is  PISSED. Frank takes Dorothy and Jeffrey for a JOY RIDE.

Again just when you think you've seen the weirdest it's going to get, it gets surreal.

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Suave Ben

They head to what they call "Pussy Heaven" a whorehouse, cryptically called in neon, "This Is It", run by Ben (Stockwell) a suave effeminate pimp. There, Frank requests a performance.  Ben lip syncs in a stupefyingly performance to Roy Orbison's hit "In Dreams", while the music plays Dorothy gets to see her son "little Donny". Frank is first mesmerized, mouthing the lyrics, then disturbed. He ejects the cassette.

Continued....


Title: Re: Blue Velvet (1986)
Post by: cigar joe on May 18, 2016, 06:46:49 AM
continuing...

The JOY RIDE continues ending up at a lumber mill. The log deck yard. Frank gets out his inhaler and begins to molest Dorothy. Jeffrey punches Frank. Frank is enraged. Frank's crew drag Jeffrey from the car. Frank gets dorothy's lipstick. He smears on. He kisses Jeffery.


Frank Booth: Don't be a good neighbor to her. I'll send you a love letter, [shouting] straight from my heart, fucker! You know what a love letter is? It's a bullet from a fucking gun, fucker! You receive a love letter from me, you're fucked forever! You understand, fuck? I'll send you straight to hell, fucker!

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"I'll send you straight to hell, fucker!"

Frank then savagely beats Jeffery to a replay of "In Dreams". Jeffrey comes to by a log deck the next morning. He heads to the police station to report to Detective Williams. He walks into Williams office and finds The Yellow Man. The Yellow Man is Williams partner.

Blue Velvet is artistically innovative, wonderfully surreal, and darkly creepy. The cinematography and set design emphasise a dystopian world lurking just below a thin veneer of normalcy. Along with film noir stylistics, the film employs highly discordant color motifs. Dorothy's dimly lit apartment is all fleshy reds, pinks, and lavenders, accented with moldy greens and black trim. Hallways are dark shades of blue and foreboding. Pussy Heaven has a clashing red/green color scheme. The Slow Club's stage has a clashing red/blue motif.

Discordant Color Schemes

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Lumberton is a composite of Missoula, Montana, Sandpoint, Idaho, Spokane, Washington, and Boise, Idaho, all logging and mill towns of the Pacific Northwest where David Lynch spent his childhood years. It was also my stomping grounds for 24 years. The area was again featured in Lynch's Twin Peaks and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Wilmington, North Carolina adequately fills in for the fictitious Lumberton. It's only glaring difference is it's noticeable lack of pine fir and larch trees.

Noirsville

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The score by Angelo Badalamenti and the various integrated classic soundtracks compliment the film. Blue Velvet is a pedal to the metal gloriously over the top ride to Noirsville. Screencaps are from the 2006 MGM special edition DVD. 10/10