Blue Velvet (1986)

 Rated very R for Frank-level cursing.


One of the more messed-up movies ever made has us talking for more than an hour in the 34th episode of the Next 100 Project. Dennis Hopper is a monumentally crazy bad guy in David Lynch’s defining film. It’s also technically gorgeous and, even after 30 years, ahead of its time. Suck up your amyl nitrate, tune up the piano and sing yourself some Bluuuuuue Velvet. Oh, and enjoy it with some Sparkplug Coffee!


Coming Attractions Trivia Answer: ???

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

Links to: Kyle MacLachlan and Isabella Rossellini and Laura Dern

1986 in film

1986 U.S. Box Office

1986 Academy Award winners & nominees

David Lynch clutching his blue velvet at the Oscars

Mysteries Of Love making-of documentary

Siskel & Ebert’s review

Links to: The Wizard Of Oz and Rear Window and Psycho and Eraserhead and Wild At Heart and Twin Peaks and Pulp Fiction and Lost Highway and The Straight Story and Inland Empire

YouTube links: the insane rape scene and Frank discovers Jeffrey at Dorothy’s apartment and the candy-coloured clown and the crazy joy ride and the bloody climax

Previously on the Next 100 Project: The Hustler

On October 17th on the Next 100 Project: Mulholland Drive