R | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.
During a 2018 interview with Alec Baldwin on Baldwin's WNYC radio program "Here's the Thing, " Kyle MacLachlan said that Blue Velvet had a pre-release test screening (then a common practice for studio films) in California's suburban San Fernando Valley. The test audience filled out comment cards after the screening, and, MacLachlan said, they were some of the worst response cards the studio had ever seen for any movie. MacLachlan remembered that everyone involved with the making of the film were despairing until the New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael reviewed the film and "explained it to people in a way, or pointed them in the right direction, or helped them to get a sense of what the world that they were seeing was about, and that started the slow movement of acceptance of the movie."
It's a sunny, woodsy day in Lumberton, so get those chainsaws out. This is the mighty W.O.O.D., the musical voice of Lumberton. At the sound of the falling tree, it's 9:30. There's a whole lotta wood waitin' out there, so let's get goin'.
Nurse Cindy: Mr. ...
Jeffrey's hands jump between the top of his head and his ear between shots when he is kneeling before Dorothy when she first discovers him in the closet.
A German version omits the entire scene where Frank first rapes Dorothy that Jeffrey witnesses from inside her closet, and it is only implied that he raped her.
$789,409 (USA) (21 September 1986)
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