So, I had to see some more David Lynch because we’ve been watching Twin Peaks.
I’m not quite sure what the point of Blue Velvet was, other than to show some secrets of small-town living, but I think Lynch must just like showing aberrant behavior on film.
What do I want to say about this film? It was interesting. It was violent. It was kooky. It was bizarre.
Ultimately, it was “okay.” I think film viewers and connoisseurs enjoy kooky.
One thing the viewer can see more readily by watching this film is Lynch’s style. It’s hard to be certain within a TV series like Twin Peaks, but there are certain elements in both texts that give the viewer a better glimpse at his style.
For instance, the night club/bar and strange singers, the color red (or blue), the innocence vs. experience trope, the mystery to be solved (ironically by Kyle MacLachlan), drug use, and the aberrant sexual behavior trope.
I’m still laughing about Dennis Hopper’s character, Frank Booth, and his bizarre, Freudian sexual fantasy. …what on earth?!