Blue Velvet

USA | 1986 | 125 minutes | David Lynch

April 21, 2017

Now It's Dark: The Films of David Lynch | 30th Anniversary

A college student finds a severed human ear, leading to his discovery of the debauched criminal underworld lurking behind the picket fences in his small town. David Lynch's powerful and surreal classic is filled with indelible scenes that send the audience on a journey into the closet of a sensual lounge singer, introduces the Oxygen-sucking maniac Frank Booth, and features a pale-faced lunatic crooning Roy Orbison.

"I started with the idea of front yards at night and Bobby Vinton's song playing from a distance. Then I always had this fantasy of sneaking into a girl's room and hiding through the night. It was a strange angle to come at a murder mystery."—David Lynch

  • Director: David Lynch
  • Principal Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1986
  • Running Time: 125 minutes
  • Producer: Fred C. Caruso
  • Screenplay: David Lynch
  • Cinematographers: Frederick Elmes
  • Editors: Duwayne Dunham
  • Music: Angelo Badalamenti
  • Language: English