Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet

Ever since I saw Twin Peaks, I feel like David Lynch’s whole filmography has opened up to me in a way that it wasn’t before. I don’t think that Twin Peaks cracks the code on how to understand his movies, I just think it shows you (in depth) how David Lynch sees the world, and I think that a familiarity with his perspective gives his movies a structure and a logic they may not have otherwise. 

I liked Blue Velvet when I first saw it, but I liked it the way that you might like an Italian opera or an abstract sculpture or anything you don’t really understand. I don’t think I understand it any better the second time around, but I feel like I can relate to it a little bit more. I credit Twin Peaks for that and I can’t wait to rewatch some of his other movies now, especially Mulholland Drive.

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