Blue Velvet*

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Blue Velvet*

  • 1986 ----- color ----- 121 min ----- laserdisc
  • (Written and directed by David Lynch; with Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern, Hope Lange, Dean Stockwell) Terminally weird, though flamboyantly original film about a young man's involvement in a small-town mystery involving a kinky nightclub singer, a sadistic kidnapper/drug dealer, and a lot of other swell folks. A highly individual look at the bizarre elements just behind/underneath the facade of a picture-perfect American town. Critics have heaped praise and other things on this film, but you're the one who needs to see it in order to make up your own mind. I can't do everything for you! (Letterboxed) [Funded by the Department of Comparative Literature] (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Community Life, Drug Abuse, Motion Pictures: Features, Sociology)