Wednesday, 7 March 2007
March 8th - David Lynch's "BLUE VELVET"
Set in the small, quaint town of Lumberton, Blue Velvet begins with the protagonist (MacLachlan) discovering a severed human ear - which he takes to the police. He begins to investigate the matter himself, and discovers a seamy underworld within Lumberton, involving a bizarre homicidal kidnapper (Hopper), and a seductive, mysterious night-club singer on the verge of a breakdown (Rossellini).
Blue Velvet opened to great critical acclaim in 1986, and was a box office success, considering its limited release in theatres. The film has since become a cult classic, noted for its use of surrealism, dreamlike aura, neo-noir and examination of the dark-side of America, and has spawned several inferior imitations.